Robstown, TX ~ If you have ever lived in south Texas, you know that there are only two seasons: hot (summer) and muggy/rainy (winter). Usually there isn’t much to be desired about the rainy season; mud everywhere and mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds. The one thing that is nice about this time of year is watching the sky turn beautiful colors before and after a storm. I captured these photos while driving home one afternoon. Half were taken near the Richard […]
Riviera, TX ~ These photos were taken while on a drive to the country side. If you happen to live in these parts, you’ll know that everywhere is technically the “country side.” Either way, this was one of those afternoon drives where we went off of the main highway just to see what we could find. The Our Lady of Consolation church is located south of Kingsville, TX on Country Road 628. This church has a fascinating history; established around […]
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Ropesville, TX ~ Ropesville is located about 30 minutes southwest of Lubbock, TX. These photos were taken from a gas station located right off of the highway. This was a common stopping point on our road trips. There isn’t anything too impressive about this particular gas station, but what did impress me was the scale – everything does seem bigger in Texas!
Post, TX ~ Post is a small town about 45 minutes away from Lubbock, TX. This was often a stopping point on our way out of town. There is a really good (in a bad way) burger stand on the north side of town. They served all of the goodies I remember buying at the snack bar in high school – burritos, cheese fries, ice cream, and, of course, a texas size greasy cheeseburger. These pictures were taken on a […]
Fluvanna, TX ~ We like to take detours on road trips, just to explore. However, this detour was short lived. We felt uneasy immediately upon entering the town. I’m sure this is due to watching too many “The Hills Have Eyes” flicks. Fluvanna is about an hour and a half away from Lubbock, TX. It seems this area was deserted around the 1940’s after railways were taken over by highways. As far as I can tell, it is still a ghost town.
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Cascade, ID ~ Cascade isn’t too far from Boise. This was a wonderful getaway. We stayed at the Bears Knight Inn, a really cute place with a huge gift shop. The town was neat, but the drive up was the most interesting part. Winding up the mountains on a two lane road with ice and snow was teeth clenching. We had to stop a couple of times to regain our bearings. At the time I feared for our lives, thinking we […]