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Texas roadsideby Geoff on August 9, 2017 at 1819
On my recent trip to Texas I went all up and down the Brazos, took a bunch of pictures.
The Brazos, at least down near the bottom, is a big muddy mess. I can’t imagine crossing this thing without a bridge, on a horse no less.
I took a whole bunch of pictures of this, but it’s tough to really convey it. I was just barely over the Red River in Oklahoma (this was on the way in to the state) and I saw a house get crushed by a tree that was bigger than it. Easy to see how it happened — the soil around there was nothing but red dirt — but not easy to see how the tree got that big to begin with. It’s a darn good bet that, since this wasn’t bottomland, the tree wasn’t there the last time a herd of buffalo came through — and that was about 150 years ago, give or take a couple decades.
Good times in Lexington, Kentuckyby Geoff on August 6, 2017 at 0644
Travels in Julyby Geoff on August 1, 2017 at 1655
So, no excuses and such and such, but the reason I’ve been so far behind on this blog is that I have moved to Kentucky with my family, which has involved driving back and forth between Kentucky and Texas three times this year already, plus a trip to Fargo and a trip to New York City. At least 15,000 miles driven by yours truly. I’m catching up right now, though.
Here’s a map of everywhere I went in just July. I drove the exact same route from KY to NJ and back again, which is why it appears as one line. I didn’t stop at the same Arby’s twice, though.