I had enough of the cold in Central TX so I headed to the SW desert ...
First "desert" landmark, crossing Lake Amistad..winds blowing like 60, thats Govners point, my fav camping
site ( when the temps are over 80* )
Last years report you saw the overall pic of the Pecos river, here's a pic right over the west bank
trying to show how steep the drop off is...a real impediment to E-W ancient travelers.
Here's a great shot of our locomotive crossing that dry wash bridge just East of Sanderson, doesn't show but it's blowing snow
Nice pic of Sanderson, snow starting to stick !
SNOW on traditional desert plants really looks "christmassy beautiful " ( remember, I'm traveling the desert to get away from the cold & snow "up north " )
Thats a desert snow plow on the city road.
Where am I ?????? Last August this exact location was 105* WARMER ( train conductor said it was 10* outside )
hal that was a really cool post. I had my first train ride last year from ft worth to austin and it was a really cool trip. wish i had more time to do that more often. you really see alot more than traveling the interstate
I had my first train ride last year from ft worth to austin and it was a really cool trip. wish i had more time to do that more often. you really see alot more than traveling the interstate
Train travel today is like a sea cruise, the trip itself is the attraction, NOT the destination... for
those in a hurry, drive your car
I enjoy every bit of the ride, if we're not seeing the grand canyon or the Bluffs of Big Sur.....It's absolutly AMAZING what people have in the backyards that line the tracks
Lunk....I WAS VERY LUCKY ... I shut the water off at the street and did a poor job of draining water from
pipes. The closer I got to returning to the house, the more I was sure such a strong freeze would have
No damage but I'm not going through the scare again...installing a low level drain valve in case the
need arrises again