Well? don't know what else ... it's a little over 20,000 folks and I'm sitting in this cute little coffee house ... it is an absolutely stellar morning. Blue blue skies.
I left -- where was I yesterday... let's see Tuesday. Ah.... I drove from Wright Patman Lake to Wichita Falls, Texas and spent the night in a very lovely Walmart parking lot. Really was quiet. Got up and made myself decent, went to Atlanta Bread, got online and did yesterday's posting and such .... got lost looking for this and that... nothing unusual there.
Blast it! the maps thing won't let me know if I've gone the wrong direction until the little blue dot moves -- I don't know how far... drives me insane. I've got to fix that. I don't know north from south on a foreign street! Don't care if the sun is wherever it is... I know when it rises where I am and when it sets ... where I am... but when it does its ... oh, earth orbits the sun... what? I forget... yes... we go around the sun. it just sits there. I forget from time to time, my learning.
So... I got lost and saw some very interesting parts. Very pretty city. It's a little over 100,000 ... very nice. Not enough to hang around and explore - I'm anxious to get to someplace that is totally different from what I know. I love Colorado. Surely I have been to Boulder... can't recall.
Love Grand Lake and Estes Park .... anxious to get there but don't like to drive really long distances. Driving up 83 North is quite desolate. I mean places to sleep are few and far between. The highway is narrow and the little towns along the way probably wouldn't like for me to just stop and park... dunno. But I don't feel comfortable in that environment. Sidewalks if there are any ... fold up at dusk.
The fields are very green... frisky little calves and their Mothers (thought of you, Julia) and some ol bulls and donkeys and horses ... dotting the - as far as you can see - fields of green against blue and I mean BLUE skies. Texas is flat y'know.
Interestingly... when you do reach an incline... a Texas mountain... Haaaa.... you can really see forever. There was a very long train moving along with me .... it serpentined about --- looking quite pretty along with the black cows and bright green grass and oil wells still pumping! windmills and barns and well, if I could have found a place to pull over... it would have made a very pretty picture.
I love to hear trains clickety clack ...
It was 7pm when I got to Liberal... much later than I like to drive. This time of year, however, it is still light and especially in this type of terrain .... in Arkansas where it is hilly... the sun disappears very quickly.
I'm about to be totally full of coffee... had a wonderful breakfast of a vegetarian sandwich ... avocado, egg - tomatoes and provolone on a poppy seed bagel... very very good.
My plans are to drive no more than five hours today to Nebraska... McCook - spend the night then go West to Boulder on another back road - 34. I might explore Nebraska a bit. dunno. never been much of a Midwest fan ...
So! See y'all down the road... /bye
Here's a picture of my keyboard and granddaugher! It was her two year old birthday and she's at the Park -- Chelsea promised she'd send pictures and she did... ;)
|Tee tiny return and shift keys ... that's a boo hiss and it doesn't light up at night --- booo|
|Chelsea said ... she told the goose to ... eat, bird, it's lunch!|