Friday, November 7, 2008


It's Friday, and I'm not going to a matinee because I have real important stuff to do. Important translates into shopping cleaning and laundry.

But don't let your hearts be worried, I have some local pictures to show you. These are pictures that take you beyond the Compound and into the heart of Texas. There's something for everyone. I bit of Geography like this.....

Did you know that the ground is solid rock here? Could this be the reason why it cost more to put a pool in your backyard than it cost to build your house?

This is about 40-50 ft of rock.....carved out of a hill to level out the land to build a shopping center.

It's a fine center, that was desperately needed around here. I don't have a panoramic picture, but one of the stores is a Bed Bath and Beyond. By Beyond.......I mean this.

These women come here everyday for their massage.

Now, if we drive a bit down the road, we come to Salado, TX. This is a bridge in a nice golf community.

This low lying bridge floods often, and then you have to park and swim. Only one car can drive across at once. I don't know what the rule is when there is a car wanting to cross from both directions. I figure it's the one that drives the fastest.

After you cross the bridge there are quaint little farms with red barns like this....

If this picture wasn't blurry, you might think you were in Mathews VA. But it's blurry and you're in TX.


Anonymous said...

You gotta love TEXAS! The ladies getting their massages cracked me up!

I Am Woody said...

I love Texas!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very cute Grandma J. I did not remember all the rock in TX, but I believe you.
Park and swim....too funny.
Love BB and Beyond....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hey! Yes, you might think that. It all looks familiar, even the one-lane bridge, but there's one thing y'all have that we don't: Bed Massage and Beyond.

How far are you from the hill country? If I weren't so lazy I'd look on a map, but I'm lazy by nature. I have a former relative-in-law who lives in Bandera.

Unknown said...

Wow. Very interesting about the rock! LOVE the chair massager thing. But, interesting note, I always wanted one of those, then one time, someone got me one, and I NEVER EVER use it. Why do you think that is? I might go dig around and see if I can locate it because those women sure looked peaceful sitting in the Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Holy Crappers said...

Grandma...I had no clue about the rock.....another little known fact from you :)

What does it cost to get a pool in Texas?


Busy Bee Suz said...

I could not find an email address for you...but really I want to start a new blog just on the comments you leave me. I am so exhauted from laughing at your have a gift. A gift that should be shared. :)

M said...

Love the geography....we are on solid rock here too...the main reason we did not crumble in the '89 quake.

As for the raccoons....I think the cats invite them in at night. The dog- well he sleeps at the foot of our bed and we keep the door shut because the Captain doesn't like the cats to sleep with us....sooooo, the raccoons come inside the dog door, venture upstairs to see what is on the menu! Mmm, a new pkg of powdered sugar Hostess donettes!

Off to sew for the fundraiser...Postcard Cindy and I will be getting in touch soon :)

CGS said...

I love Salado. My best friend and I used to go there every year at Christmas because it was so pretty with all the lights. I really wanted to get married there because it was so beautiful. You should go back sometime and have lunch at the Haunted Mansion that serves Mexican food. =)