Thursday, November 7, 2013

My Texas Roundup and aTaste of Texas.

Along the highway out Shallowater the wind was putting me to work blowing at my face hard from northwest. It was slow going. Far ahead I noticed a crop-duster flying low. A few seconds later my nose dried with the smell of petroleum. For the next mile or two I watched as the yellow plane strafed his load along the field, the three others beside him, the highway and me. I lifted my bandana over my face not concerned people would think I looked strange. That I am used to that. I was almost under the planes path when he finally noticed me and purged his tank in one last, thick swath of black. Tasty.
Not long after that I passed through the town of Roundup. Little was there save for the chirping prairie dog town.
Another memory of the day was when a man stopped with water and two bags of walnuts. The words he said about beginning to path to getting healthy: it's the first step.
I also have been glad for the energy boost the walnuts have given me the past two days where I walked thirty eight miles...



4 comments:

Lisa Connors said...

You need a fb page to help spread your cause as well

Loni Fields said...

You, sir, are on vine. I was the one in the silver wagon that stopped on the side of the road. I admire your cause as my father had diabetes and is no longer with us. If cussing offends you, I'm sorry, but you definitely got my attention! https://vine.co/v/hITebgKDteE

Tyler Williams said...

Bric by bric.
sou city billy.....
Glad to see you made it to texas!
....and im almost positive' lance armstrong gave his left-silver-finger for beta value in the 80's digit craze.
-tyler

Hank said...

I saw you today on my way out of Clovis on highway 84. What a noble cause and great journey you are on. Stay strong and may your journey be a smooth and fulfilling one!