Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bandera 2008

Yes, I’m still alive and well here in Bandera. My first inclination was to wait for something really interesting to happen. Or, failing that, some brilliant thought or insight might enter my mind that would be worth reporting. Didn’t happen. But, when your mother figures you must have left the state and your friends start asking why you are no longer blogging, maybe it is time to report more mundane happenings, thoughts and plans.

Don’t get me wrong. Bandera has been very enjoyable. The weather has been great, with cool mornings and evenings and warm, sunny afternoons, with typical low humidity. I’ve enjoyed daily walks. I’ve enjoyed some football (at least as much as you can enjoy it when your teams are getting beat up by everyone from hurricane Ike to the Miami Hurricanes). Of the teams I’ve supported, only the Three Rivers Bulldogs seem capable of winning consistently. I’ve even enjoyed sitting on the porch. I filled the hummingbird feeder, and within hours the humming birds were on it. So much, in fact, that I had to refill it within a few days.

I did make a trip south for some dove hunting. There were very few birds, but there were a lot of scruffy looking people hanging around the “Pawnee Hilton”.

On weekends, Bandera is buzzing with bikers.

My little cedar and rock cabin is perfect for me. Here is the pleasant front porch, and old yeller greeting me on the back porch.

The problem is just that I visited the sights I really wanted to see last time I was here. And it is hard to convince myself to give up my rocking chair and comfortable, paid for bed.

So, next week it is off to Enchanted Rock on the way to Temple. In October, I plan to spend some time in Temple, some in Rhome and some in Houston.