Thursday, October 6, 2011

TEXAS - Panhandle and Northeast Texas Scenes

In July, I hop into my Ford Mustang, taking 2 days to drive 22 hours to Texas to visit family and friends for a couple of weeks.   Ironically, I drive through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico without seeing a State Highway Patrol; yet, a few minutes into Texas and this is the first sighting of many.....

I thought my radar detector was going to burn out this day! Watch out when you get near Memphis, Texas !!!!


Below are scenes of North Texas in the Panhandle.




This sign is at a rest area.  It is wise to heed its advise.


Northeast Texas (East Texas) is the area I was born and raised.  This year's drought is very severe like I have never seen!  While the pastures grasses are dried up and extremely crunchy, it is still very beautiful with some gently rolling hills and trees.  Here are some scenes near my family farm in Omaha, Texas.








The Texas Wine industry is beginning to strive.  Wineries are popping up around the area so I had to stop and try a little vino!



Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards has an excellent restaurant, great music on the weekends, lovely facilities and a variety of wines.  Check them out if you are ever in the area of Pittsburg, Texas. http://www.lospinosranchvineyards.com


My Mountain Green adventures go to the Texas coast in the next post.





4 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Kathryn...All this time I thought you wasn't posting!!
I seen your comment on mine..then I saw your post on Katie's sidebar!!
You and the Hubby have been out traveling girl...my goodness your photo's of you trip to Canada where wonderful ..beautiful country..it looks like fun was had by all !!
I laughed when I saw the sign to watch for Rattlesnakes...I would have not laughing if I was there though ...hmmm I like Maine!! lol

I have to get you back on my list I don't know what happened,just thought you weren't posting!!

Grace

Roy said...

It was nice to see some scenes around your family farm Kathryn, looks a bit dry at the moment.

Speeding tut tut.!! Shocking.!!

KatNell said...

Grace, thanks for stopping by again. I can understand why you thought I was not posting. I didn't for 5 weeks, just too busy with travel and life. Now I am playing catch up before I head to Andover to visit with Kathie in 10 days.

Roy, Me? Speed? I don't know what you are talking about. ;D It might have to do something with a V8 engine in a hot rod convertible and my lead foot!

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful scenery! Nice to see what it looks like where you grew up.