Saturday, August 09, 2008

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

Thurs i drove to Evant TX to visit my friend Greg. He manages a 1300 acre ranch and i finally had a chance to go down there. This is the main gate.
I continued onto the property only to arrive at the guest house. Needless to say, i had to wonder what i had gotten myself in to.

We got my stuff settled in-then we went on a tour of the ranch. Saw jackrabbits, cottontails, blackbuck (antelope)deer, prize deer, wild turkeys, livestock-including one bull who did NOT want to share the road with us. Walked around a dry creekbed, scavenged near old homesteads for rusty metal objects and broken (or whole) bottles, pottery etc... There is even a hideout on the property dating back to the 1800's-two brothers-the bailey boys-hid out there for 6 yrs before getting careless, being found and later hanged.
Got to have an ionic foot bath in town-and eat at local eateries, including the town diner. Where all the ranchers come for breakfast and gossip. Had a great time-interesting to see all there was there-all the "secrets" that land can hold. No telling how many have lived there throughout the years. Headed home on fri afternoon-looking forward to a visit when the weather is cooler~and THIS is the real guesthouse.

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