Monday, May 11, 2009

I Went for a Drive

Yesterday afternoon, I got a hankering to drive.

So, I got in the car and went. By sundown, I was in Fort Stockton. Do you know where that is? I didn't, but I do now. It's about 250 miles east of El Paso, just off I 10. West of the Pecos. Way west of here! It took me three tanks of gas to get there and back again. Why there are fences, I don't know. There are several bezillion acres out there with nothing on them.

I learned a few things. When that song says, "miles and miles of Texas," it ain't whistlin' Dixie, Fort Stockton smells like old socks, and, no matter what colour a bug is, when it's inside-out on the windshield, it's yellow.

More observations will ensue, I'm sure. Right now, I'm home and tired.

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