Tuesday, August 5

West Texas Wind

I went to Abilene for a few days to see my parents. My Dad has some visiting scientists from Bosnia, so we took a little trip up the interstate to get close to the windmills. There are different farms. I think we visited this one.

Wind, oil, and cotton.

The cotton was in bloom.


A cotton gin in the background.

On the way home, we ate at Allen's, a homestyle cafe in Sweetwater, where they had this great cash register. We sat down at a table by ourselves and they brought out a huge amount of food - fried chicken, meatloaf, and lots and lots of vegetable dishes, plus rolls and cobbler. Soon, two other couples came in and filled up our table and we all shared the food, family style. When we left, one of the visiting scientists paid for us because he was so impressed with the place.

3 comments:

the Whitelaws said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Next time, visit us, too!

One Woman said...

great photos!! you have a knack for relaying time and place through your words and photography. very nice.

--suzanne

mad4books said...

Your photos are, as usual, terrific! (The pic of the cash register is so good, it's almost EDIBLE...)