May 17 2011
As I draft this I’m airborne, with Dallas 600 miles in my wake. Supposedly, we’re cruising over Memphis and the flooded Mississippi River, but all I see below are clumps of clouds that look like curdled milk in the faded light.
East Texas. How do I sum it up?
Long stretches of empty road, baptist churches, friendly people, RV sales lots, gun stores, barbed wire, fast food-clustered towns, ramshackle houses, cattle swishing flies, and sprawling ranches marked by grand entrances.
Of course there’s a lot more to Texas, but I’ll sum up my days with these snapshots. (To you blog-emailers, these photos might be too big for you. If so, visit www.joannemeszoly.com.)
A simple place to eat with an even simpler name:
Health food: be sure to eat your veggies.
One FM (farm to market) route after another:
No credit cards at this gas pump:
Not particularly noteworthy, but this place made me salivate for a beer:
Spreading the word of God…
….to a captive audience.