Rants, Raves and Recipes from the Edge of Sanity
lived in Texas all my life, the size still amazes me......vaquero viejo
I live in England and we have the 'ditch' so to to speak - which at least is moderating the RoPer infection even though the scum that govern us us are doing eveything that they can to import them in their thousands.Other than that I can drive from my small, rural, old fashioned market town to the North, to the West, to the North West or to the South and be in heaving cesspit of a city within thirty to forty minutes depending upon the traffic.You lucky bastards over the pond cannot even begin to understand the claustrophic life I lead, you with your great spaces and freedom of speech.How much I envy you, guys, hang onto it and appreciate it, it is thing of immesureable value. And hang on to your arms, don't end up like us defenceless in the face of our enemies. Loves yo all. T.
I'm in the water due West of Amsterdam. Anon, y'all used to be 20 years ahead of us in the suicide of Western Civilization. The last ten years however, we've been catching up quickly. Speech is under attack. I don't think we'll be giving up our guns so easily though. Not that they won't be coming for them. 16 years ago, stayed several days with ex-wife's friends in Darlington, used it as a base to visit York and Edinburgh. Gorgeous territory!
Nice place. I love the drive from Amarillo to Raton, NM.Lazarus Long
I live just ne of hamburg, heheheheh
Years ago went for a job interview in Mineral Wells Texas. Turned it down, august and well over a 100F that day in the shade. This poor pale northern boy does poorly in hot weather. Around here I have lots of open spaces and a winter that gets to a nice respectable -40F. I always tell the kids its easier to put on more clothes if your cold than it is in those hot climates to take off layers. Because after a certain point anymore clothing comes off and you get arrested.Exile1981
A Texas rancher and a Kansas rancher were exchanging small talk at a football game. The Kansan said, we have a thousand acres, and fifty head of cattle. Its not much, but it keeps me and the wife busy.The Texan then said, let me tell it like this, if I get in my truck at the crack of dawn, and drive west all day, when the sun sets, I will still be on my ranch.The Kansan replied, I know exactly what you mean. I owned a Dodge once myself.
I was in the Army stationed in Alabama and drove home for Christmas one year to Portland, Oregon. The country had just been forced to drive 55, by the end on the third day I was still inside of Texas...
And yet, Texas is the second largest state behind Alaska. And if Alaska got cut in half and divided into two states -- Texas would then be the third largest state in the union. Just sayin'. :)
West and just a tad north of Zerich. Right on the red line.
"I live somewhere off the coast of the Netherlands."Oh. Baja Oklahoma...Cederq, I know what you mean; I had to drive from Point Mugu, CA to Pensacola FL and back for a Navy school. They sure got miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles.
I'm born and raised in Mineral Wells TX. Tempertures used used to get alot hotter. You must have stopped by in the last 20 years iffen it was that cool Exile1981.Kevin S. TX
I was there in late 90's. I remember the newspaper talking about the heat wave and listing the number of people who died yhat day from the heat.Then I found out the engineering office didn't have AC....Exile1981
I've never been *to"* Texas only through Texas.Still haven't seen the pretty part. Does one exist?
Yeah, no duh man. I live in the RGV (way the hell down there near the mouth of the Rio Grande) and family vacations are mainly within the state. El Paso (West tip of Texas) is a bit over a day of travel, Louisiana is about 11 hours away. Dallas is about the same as Louisiana. And we're talking driving all the time, hardly no time just taking in the sights while parked.Big A$$ state Texas is.
Drove from Anchorage to Fairbanks one day - a fairly long day - and still made it less than half-way across the main body of Alaska. Most towns in Alaska don't even have access to an road but they all have airports of some sort. If there isn't enough flat ground to land a plane there's always float planes. When you can fly all day, landing only for fuel or food, and STILL be in the same state, You're in Alaska, not Texas.
Considering where you live, you might want to read "The Riddle of the Sands". Written around 1895 to 1910 or so. The author was shot by a firing squad in Ireland after the partition. It's old, but good. Chris in Houston
to KM, as to the "pretty part" of Texas...generally, it ain't on the interstate.....vaquero viejoPS:If my cows and horses had more hair ( and were adept at whupping bears) i'd leave for Alaska in a heartbeat.....
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