Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Friday, 15 May 2009

Let's Roll

Where am I going? I don't quite know.
What does it matter where people go?
Down to the wood where the blue-bells grow -
Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know.

After a day of planning yesterday, we have hopes to visit a few places in Texas over the next few weeks. Sometimes our plans work, but they are mostly cast in jello. My ultimate destination is a secret for right now, but in time all will be revealed to the Captain.

- Sam Houston Jones State Park...boating and hiking
- A 105 mile scenic drive along the Louisiana coastal marshes

East Texas:
- Sea Rim State Park near Port Arthur
- A few days in Austin to take in some roadhouse music and see the bats
- The Riverwalk in San Antonio

West of the Pecos:
- The Judge Roy Bean place in Langtry
- Seminole Canyon State Park
- Mcdonald Observatory
- The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
- Monahan Sandhills State Park- a strange flatland of sand dunes from the Permian period 280 million years ago that extends for several hundred miles
- Big Bend National Park
- Museum of the Big Bend
- Lonesome Dove?

New Mexico
- Las Cruces (Billy the Kid hair salon) & Organ Mountains hiking

It's that awkward time in the morning when Mrs. Phred is still sleeping. A lot of this stuff will be new for us...only a few repeats.

I have a deboned chicken stuffed with crawfish ready to go for dinner tonight.

We said goodbye to Betty and the other Cajuns during happy hour last night...
When Mrs. Phred awakens, I can say, "Let's roll".


  1. Glad to see you are a fan of state parks.

  2. nice itinerary....enjoy we did...your SIL

  3. Glad yall enjoyed your visit to SW Louisiana. The Downtown at Sundown concert was in Lake Charles. The children's drawings on the sidewalk was some sort of contest they had. The Mayhall Festival is a small one, just be glad you didn't hear the theme from Deliverance playing or you wouldn't have needed a sack, lol, j/k.