quick trip to Texas to see family reminded me of the beauty of this rugged
country. It may not be full of trees or mountains, but it's not all flat
either, and the Panhandle is a good example of the diverse landscape.
I veered off I-40 at McLean to head north toward
my old hometown of Pampa and caught a typical scene found daily.. you know,
the horse standing tall against a backdrop with a windmill amongst the
rolling hills. Then only a few miles down the road no hills at all, with the
ability to see for miles.
was especially struck by the contrast of yesteryear on a backdrop of today's
wind technology, as turbines have taken over the flatter landscape,
especially between Pampa and Amarillo.
I drove solo this time, as it
was a short trip and Kathy was back home working obsessively over hump-teen
different "almost done" projects. Plus, although we have our routines and
get a bit out of whack without each other for more than a couple of days,
it's probably healthy to have an occasional break from the 24/7 being
together. Let's face it, there's only so much anyone could take of my
pontificating over grandiose delusions of national unity and unicorns.
not as though she was missing any 'views', as all she had to do was look out
her office window at the calming waters across the street. Which is probably
why there are hump-teen "almost done" projects to begin with.
But stuff is getting done, like an expansion
of our Native inspired products on Legends' General Store (more about that
below), new stories of course, and a few new photos in our Photo Print Shop.
And after going back to Texas I got all nostalgic and started thinking back
through some of our fun trips over the last 13 years, so in this newsletter
you'll find a "Flashback" to a fun trip we had in 2008. Ahh.. memories
abound. Just think how much has changed in your world since 2008. One thing
is for sure though, after reminiscing over old blog posts, Kathy and I are
still pretty goofy on the road. I guess some things will remain the same.
Dave "Honey is that Done Yet?" Alexander
Ps. As celebrations kick into high gear this
summer for the 90th Anniversary of Route 66, we would invite you to follow
our friend Jim Hinckley's blog and subscribe to his updates. He provides
quite a bit of information for all the upcoming shin digs and more.
Meanwhile, we'll continue to focus on the history along America's Mother