Thursday, October 15, 2015
A final day of fun before heading home
Miss D. and I had a final day of fun and relaxation yesterday in Wichita Falls, Texas, before packing our bags and beginning the long journey homeward. According to Google Maps, it's about a 12-hour run (plus stops) from here to our home, so we may not do it all in one day. We'll see how tired we are along the road.
Today was spent idly looking at a few local properties, at the urging of friends here who keep making noises about wanting us to become 'proper Texans'; visiting with Old NFO, Lawdog and Phlegmmy; and just relaxing and enjoying the place. Wichita Falls and its surrounding towns are interesting. The local economy isn't great, and the current slowdown in the oil industry isn't helping at all, but there are interesting reminders that the Old West cattle industry once dominated here (cattle shipping and transfer points; cutting horses advertised for sale - yes, they're still bred and trained here for modern cowboys; and the biggest cattle guards I've ever seen on pickups. I keep expecting to find some topped off with a set of longhorns!).
Please keep us in your prayers for traveling safety. I've scheduled a couple of posts to pop up during the day to keep you entertained, and I'll update you on our progress tonight or tomorrow morning.