Thursday, February 5, 2009

We Love Texas!

Texas is a country unto itself. From the giant silver star at the visitor's center at the eastern border, we have thus far traveled through oil country (flat and unappealing), past Houston, through ranch country, and are now camping just west of Austin in a sweet little low-key campground in hill country. We had a wonderful day in Austin with Steve Barrett introducing us to his home city, and we had lunch with Eric and Rhoda Silverberg and Jake and Bob Tuminski--a little gathering of islanders in this faraway place.

The photos here are of the star, our camper tucked in among the live oaks, Lake Travis, a view out over Flatonia Texas, and a lightning strike in Pace Bend Park, just down the road from our campground.


  1. P & E/E & P,

    A former colleague of mine has a small house on the Blanco River in Wimberley, near you. He says the view from his house is amazing, right across the river and nothing but nature on the other side. His name is Thomas Thompson 609-712-3116 is his cell number. Man, I can feel the warm weather through your photos; another single digits morning on Otter Creek. Stay away for a while!

  2. One forgets that it was only in the 70s and early 80s that the northeast was notorious for its infestation of roadside billboards. How quickly we forget!