Bluffer’s Park Beach
R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
It’s summertime in Texas. I was about to tell you what that is like, but then I remembered that how it feels has been already been perfectly depicted. Summertime in Texas goes like this:
Basically that’s what happens to you if you go outside between the hours of roughly 10 AM and midnight.
That is a lot of indoor time, and I get a sort of cabin fever I refer to as The Summer Malaise. So to combat this, I’ve taken to getting up early one day of the weekend, getting out the map and looking for roads and trails that are new to me. The trick is it has to be somewhere I can go to and get back from between sunrise and 10 AM.
Here’s the first installment . . .
Webberville Park, Webberville
Colorado River Bridge, Bastrop. Home of the International Society of Bridge Spitters.
I’ve explored climatic extremes of the US in the past few weeks. From one of the wettest places to one of the driest. Some scenes from Phoenix, where your eyeballs dry out as soon as you step out of the airport . . .
Travels around Texas so far in 2013 . . .
Henry Moore, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Luminarium by Architects of the Air, Austin
Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells
Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
A triumphant re-taking of the title to the world’s largest pecan
World’s largest cedar rocking chair, Lipan
This summer I saw stuffed monkeys in three states.
Sighting 1. Brooklyn, New York.
A rare Polynesian baboon displayed with its victims.
Sighting 2. Tyler, Texas
Retired lab monkeys.
Sighting 3. Los Angeles, California
Canadian river monkeys.