Monday, February 22, 2010

This Weeks Scramblings

 Here is my post for my dear Friend, Justine's Sunday Scramble, Come and join us, she'd love to have you leave a post of the scramblings of your week. You can find her here 
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Another one of those "lets take a trip down south" kind of weeks. My SH needed to go to South Texas to look at a piece of equipment they were thinking of buying. Now since he is not suppose to be traveling until April, (Dr.'s orders after Heart Attack in Dec) I thought it best that I tag along to be sure he didn't over do it. It promised to  be a wonderful trip, down along the Frio River and lots of wildlife to see. I don't travel well for long periods of time myself, so He knows we have to stop often and of course Prissy, (our little chihuahua angel) has to stop often too:) Off we went, first stop, breakfast, good little restaurant, but the restrooms were out doors. Tempertures here have been a bit cool early in the morning and late at night. Needless to say, I hurried! We headed south and saw things turn greener the further we went. The deer became plentiful and lots of dead wild hogs along the sides of the road. I spotted a very unfamiliar looking animal, at least for this part of the country. We turned around and pulled over and took pictures of a very old Elk.

That part of the state has lots of exotic animal ranches. (Some which do some very bad things) Thats another story. As for the Beautiful Frio River, Hubby was in a hurry to get to our destination and said we'd spend time looking around on our way back. So we speeded through the photo ops and drove into the grey, desalinate not so lovely country side we call south Texas.

We stopped and had a very good lunch at a nice little Mexican Food Cafe and headed further south. We arrived at our destination, checked out the pump and rig we went to see and headed back home. Now for the enjoyable part of the trip, Right, ----Wrong. We could turn east and head toward Dilley and see if we could see the wild monkey population that is causing such an uproar down there. or go back the way we came. Well, he chose the way we had come, I agreed, after all a drive along the river road would be really nice and I could get some of the phone numbers of some of the cute little cabins along the river to stay at when we go back this summer. Well, We sat on the side of the road for an hour while he talked on the phone, (on top of a hill where there was a good signal) then preceded north toward the Frio River Road. Timing was not what I had hoped, we were about 20 minutes away as the light of day turned into darkness. I had suggested we stop for the night about an hour earlier but SH ignored my suggestion which he usually does. We get to the little town we usually stay in and he thinks we should stay there, Wrong. Only 2 motels, no pets, and no TV... and NO VACANCY. We decide we had better eat while we are there, as there may not be anything open by the time we reach the next town. Once again we eat at a little Mexican Cafe (about your only choice in South Texas) the food was not great, alittle to spicey for me that late at night and AGAIN an out door restroom. What is wrong with these people. Again it was cold and well lets just say not very inviting. We travel for another 2 hours before we get a room and by now we are two hours from home. We do spend the night, and the next morning he says he intended to spend some time looking for things I might enjoy,

BUT, the phone rings and business is pressing and we must get back to the house to get a quote faxed to a potency customer as soon as possible..Our planned 3 day trip turned into a quick 32 hour trip as the beautiful country side flashed by me at a speed faster than my camera could focus, arriving home with a promise we'll do it again when we have more time.. That'll be when the cell phone towers all across the country go down for a week. Oh and Justine sorry I was late posting, all my batteries went dead and I had to get new ones to upload pics from the camera:)

3 comments:

  1. Well, at least you saw a few really great animals, right? But really, don't you hate these business outings where the hubbies spend most of their time on the phone? At least yours does the safe thing and stops. Jimmy just keeps on driving, barely paying attention!

    But damn, I really would have loved to see some monkeys.

    Justine :o )

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  2. Those shots you did get look pretty great. :)

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