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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Road Sketch and Photos

I took this photo the other day when we went to Austin. All the dark cars had the most beautiful reflections. Hmmm.

We took off today and even on time according to Gene's schedule. We towed the pickup again this year so we don't travel very fast. We made it to Clovis, New Mexico, about 500 miles down the road. Tomorrow we go to Albuquerque. Gasoline was anywhere from $3.89 a gallon to $4.13 a gallon, higher in the little towns generally. We paid under $4.00 each time today. I'm pretty sure it will be higher in New Mexico and especially in the small towns.

This barn was somewhere near Brownwood, still in the hill country. So pretty and much greener than at home.

We came through Lubbock, or actually around Lubbock. Home of Buddy Holly. It has grown so much. You see that I remembered the camera and took this shot of the sign for Shallowater just outside Lubbock. I don't know if you can see that it says, "Shallowater Where Pride Runs Deep".

I sketched a little pretty close to Sweetwater. There were many, many mesquite trees. I sketched in the book Regina gave me with a Pilot Pen.

These wind chargers were in the same area. I'm pretty sure we see some of the same ones on the distant mesas from the other side when we go through San Angelo and Big Spring. There are thousands of these huge wind turbines.

We didn't come that way today as there is no room in the inns because of a gasoline refinery fire some time back near Big Spring. The hotels are full of workers and will be for a couple of years. The rooms are more expensive as well. We could have gone through Roswell anyway, but they are having a big get together there for the UFO and alien watchers. Ha.

We hadn't been this way for a couple of years so it was different scenery. We come through Muleshoe, Texas, that is a fascinating town. Also, close to Littlefield, the home of Waylon Jennings.


fishing guy said...

Jo: Those are some great photos and the sketch is really neat.

Bag Blog said...

The long trip through West Texas is what you make it - long and dull or interesting and colorful.

Toby's sister works for the company that put in those windmills. She is currently working on a project around Jacksboro.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thanks so much. :)

bag blog, after we lived in Lubbock for 3 years and I said I was starting to like the flat open country, Gene decided I was flipping out and we moved. Ha.

Those wind mills are incredible and soooo many.

I like the lonely feel of the land and the skies. Especially the thunderstorms, although scary.

Joan said...

Nice photos and good sketch too!! Travel safely!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, thanks. I will be back in the Hunts next week!

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