Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday's Missives


  • This past weekend (today is 02/01/2016) we spent the weekend in Abilene. As we were driving we saw that the area we intended to camp in had a wildfire sweeping through it. We stayed in a hotel. Broke my heart.
  • We explored the park the next day though. My kids put out a couple of hot spots with water from a nearby creek.
  • I peed on one hot spot as the kids ran ahead of me.
  • We saw a lot of owl pellets.
  • Abilene State Park was built by Company 1823 of the CCC.
  • We went to Buffalo Gap. The cat that lives in the visitor's center for the historic village is a black bob tailed beast named Jack. He is cool.
  • Lunch on Sunday was at Mary's in Strawn. They call their chicken fried steak, World Famous! I call it adequate. One I ate there was kind of nasty. The other two were adequate so I guess the two out of three average rule applies. Their fries are really good though. Zac had the hugest bowl of chili I have ever seen in my life. Honestly- it was ridiculously big. Did they mean for an 8 year old boy to eat it or the entire table to soak in it?!
  • There used to be a bar on Jacksboro Hwy called Mary's Mistake.
  • Here is probably my favorite (at least at the moment) Smashing Pumpkin's song.
  • The last email I received: "Morning!
    I have a scary movie for us from the pulga!"
  • Don't ask me.
  • I guess I'll figure it out tonight.
  • Women I have known are usually very poor amateur checkers players but always seem to take to chess well and learn rapidly.
  • I'll keep my sarcasm to myself on the preceding observation.

2 comments:

The Donald said...

Back when I was in that area frequently, I usually ate at at the place across the street and south a couple of blocks, on account of Mary's was typically very crowded. I may have eaten there once, but nothing memorable.

I do remember eating at Texas Windmill, across from the hardware store in Gordon, once. It was decent.

el chupacabra said...

Huh, I have heard of Texas Windmil and have been in Gordon- how did I miss it?