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2009-07-11 12:57:24
Some folks just don't appreciate going down memory lane.
2009-07-11 12:55:30
I'm just now seeing all the comments. I no longer get notices of comments received via e-mail from pixdaus!
2009-07-11 12:54:22
I wasn't meant to be taken seriously Senor Patito. A Bouts is right - you're easy to rile and I can't resist ;-) But, I did go through the Mojave Desert...a very arid part of it. It was beautiful! As an aside: I went through the Dallas-Forth Worth Airport to change plane - going from Mexico to Vancouver. It was a very scary experience. US Customs scares the hell out of me...or tries to. Because I didn't remove my shoes fast enough, they got nasty. I finally got mad and told them to cool it. One guy said they could hold me. I suggested they go right ahead and I would contact my Member of Parliament, US and Canadian media and so on - and wouldn't they look stupid since I was a (xx) years old woman They shut up and let me go.
2009-07-10 14:36:56
I shamed 'em into it! Anyone who'd vote down the Mutha Road is a sorry mutha, indeed! [laughing]
2009-07-10 14:35:33
Patito, driving I-10 or I-20 is one thing, but with a little ingenuity you can follow old Highway 80 or almost parallel I-10. I always leave I-10 at Howard Draw Road (heading west), and go through Iraan and go through all those small towns as I wind my way up North and West, heading back "home". Same with New Mexico... you can get off and stay off the beaten path forever.
2009-07-09 10:01:48
To the Ghostwriter who keeps adding asinine tags onto posters' tags: From -16 to 1, indeed. So what? People are voting for memories, I expect, so why does that bug you? Get lost, Ghostwriter! Find something more constructive to do, instead of being a nuisance.
2009-07-09 01:50:52
Ooopss...this got bumped off the main page and into the reject pile while Ms C and I were still yappin' and jabberin' about it....
2009-07-08 23:06:15
Well, Ms C..I must say I admire your persistence in pursuing a point...and I appreciate what you're trying to say...and as I thought I made clear in my first comment, I enjoying poking along off the beaten path and taking time to see the sights when there are sights to see..in fact, I often find myself pulling off on the shoulder and letting folks in a hurry go on past me...I stop often, read the historical markers, and enjoy walking around in the little towns, having coffee or eating lunch in the cafes and talking to the local folks....but I had to laugh when I read your suggestion that I look at things ( in this case, West Texas ) through the eyes of a child...I have crossed West Texas by car both AS a child and WITH a child..and I can assure you that children are rather quickly bored out of their little pointy skulls by the dreary monotony of it...I suspect that you have never actually crossed West Texas by car..am I right?
2009-07-08 18:52:27
But that's the beauty of it! It would be so different from where I live. And, there would be lots to see and imagine. Can't you see that rattler by that sagebrush? Lots of critters around if you really look. And no sagebrush is alike. Like snowflakes, they're all a little different. And what about that Texan sky that goes on forever and ever with crimson, golden sunsets. And at night - you'd find yourself under a canopy of millions of stars. Patito...you just don't appreciate what is there. Look at things through a child' eyes and you will be amazed at what you see ;-)
2009-07-08 10:27:07
Well Ms C..even if you're not exactly rushed to get somewhere, if you were ever to find yourself driving between, let's say Ozona and Van Horn, or maybe Sweetwater and Pecos, you'd see there're mighty few people, hardly any towns worth lookin' at, and the local color is a sorta dull, dusty brown that goes on for what can seem like forever...trust me on this one..there's some dramatic and beautiful country out in West Texas..there's also a lot of it that is absolutely the most desolate and God-forsaken barren wilderness you'd ever want to get across in a hurry... miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles...
2009-07-08 03:39:12
But you don't really see the country, it's small towns, people, local colour etc. It's ok to use when rushed to get somewhere. But, if not, give me the blue highways anyday.
2009-07-07 21:31:42
2451 miles..( 3945 km ) Chicago to the City of Angels...of course it wasn't a direct line..66 did a good bit of southing before she straightened out and ran due west...and while she didn't cross the whole country she crossed most of it...NYC to LA is a little under 3,000 miles...from Bean Town add about 50 more miles...and while I prefer pokin' along the Blue Hiways once I'm where I'm going, for gettin' there there's nothing like the Interstate..out in West Texas there're parts of I-10 where the speed limit is 80 mph...which means most people are doin' about 90...even some of the Yankees, who've never seen that much straight road before in their lives, by the time they get out around Fort Stockton are discovering their inner Dale Earnhardts and are keeping up with traffic....
2009-07-07 15:12:02
Hey, I LOVE it!!