some days, it feels like yesterday when we loaded up our little boys in the 1982 dodge short-bed 4×4 (the greatest vehicle i ever owned) and headed to the new frontier. other days, it feels as if we have lived here forever.
no matter how long we live, i don’t think i will ever lose my fascination with texas. people…culture…history…food…personality …weather…values…all of it! it is an amazing place with an amazing history.
it was a good trip to the coast. it was even better to get home. go figure.
we took a little different route home this time. we travelled through the high desert of california to lake mojave (where california, nevada and arizona all converge at the colorado river). next, we drove through the mountains of northern arizona. flagstaff is one beautiful place! then along I-40, through the native american indian country of eastern arizona and western new mexico to albuquerque.
when we hit santa rosa, NM, we took a detour down to clovis…to lubbock…to abilene…and then back to lewisville. it was a great drive through west texas. lots of country music, farmland, and little towns. i now have some new “names” to add to my list of favorite texas town names .
here is my new top 11:
- cut and shoot
even though there are some sweet new ones, nothing has yet to top pflugerville! i love the sound of it. i love to say it. it makes me smile every time the word comes out of my mouth. i love how it’s spelled. it makes me wonder who the pflugers were and what they were like before somebody decided their home was worthy of becoming a “ville”.
i bet there are some pretty good town names in california. i just never paid much attention to those details back then. i’m sure oklahoma has it’s fair share of goofy names. arkansas and alabama, too.
anybody want to pass on some good ones?