11 March 2009

And Out Here (In Texas)...You're On Your Own

West Texas

It's hard to argue that America is overcrowded if you've ever been to west Texas. I drove for about a 100 miles Northeast of El Paso and almost hit a steer, saw a rancher on horseback (who waved!), and saw a helluva a lot of open land. Pretty cool. Now I know why the Coen Brothers are so enthralled with the scenery (cf. Blood Simple and No Country for Old Men). If you've never drive cross-country, I've done it about a dozen times over the course of my life and I strongly recommend it. It also helps when you get prescribed Tylenol w/Codeine at an Army Hospital for your strep throat. Helps with the spiritual journey!

Watch Out, You!

12 comments:

Hope said...

So you graced Texas a bit huh? Cool! and I'm not just saying that because I'm a biased Texan...oh nooooooo...

Shea said...

you've got to do this whole driving thing in Alaska, in the summer

Bag Blog said...

It is funny that when people think of Texas, they think of scenes like your photos when Texas has some beautiful countryside. I am a Texan who crossed the river into Indian Territory. If you get near OK, give us a holler (that is Okie for a call).

Jamie said...

Thanks for bringing the rain and cold weather back here Nixon!

Caroline said...

My favorite Texas landscape is in the panhandle as you drive up the Llano Estacado with all the red dirt and mesquite.

Shanksow said...

You ought to check out the caprock and the Hub city itself (Lubbock, Texas). Thats my stomping ground.

olgreydog7 said...

And you didn't call me, tsk tsk tsk

Where are you headed anyway?

Alex said...

Fun fact: No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood were both partly filmed in Marfa, Texas, a place known for mysterious lights that are most likely from highway traffic.

membrain said...

That sounds like a great road trip. I have a friend and his wife who got to do that and they couldn't stop talking about it.

Take care LT!

The Sniper said...

I hate the desert, but for some reason I love Texas. It's the only barren place that I would ever consider living in. I think it's the attitude there.

Kind of like "welcome... unless you're an asshat and then we'll lynch you... you want some BBQ and cold one?" I LOVE that attitude.

Nixon said...

Thanks everybody, Texas is pretty cool. And for the USO Girls, take some consolation that I also brought the crappy weather into Arkansas and Tenn. today.

Ms. Kiyum said...

Your shitty weather spread to NC. Thanks a million. Last weekend I got sunburned while planting flowers. This weekend my feet are freezing and my flowers are drowning.