Friday, August 3, 2007

A Pair of Sixes From Texas

I've been tagged (sigh) by Janie over at Sounding Forth. This one is a little different so I'll play along -- thanks Janie...

The rules..."to find out from as many bloggers as possible just where they'd like to be in the state of Texas if they could choose A Dozen Places. Six of those would be places they've been before; six would be places they've never been."

Six places in Texas where I have been and would like to be right now...

1) Port Aransas fishing -- although this time of year it's a bit warm.
2) San Antonio on the River Walk relaxing at an outdoor cafe.
3) Lake Texhoma fishing -- although this time of year it's a bit warm.
4) San Antonio on the River Walk relaxing at an outdoor cafe (different cafe).
5) Possum Kingdom Lake fishing -- although this time of year it's a bit warm.
6) San Antonio on the River Walk relaxing at an outdoor cafe (yet again, a different cafe).

Six places in Texas where I have never been and would like to go...

1) Toledo Bend Reservoir fishing -- although this time of year it's a bit warm.
2) Lake Fork fishing -- although this time of year it's a bit warm.
3) Running the rapids through Santa Elena Canyon in the Big Bend -- although it's a whole lot too warm this time of year.
4) Hunting mule deer in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas -- wrong time of year.
5) Whitewing dove hunting in McAllen -- wrong time of year.
6) Hiking the Devil's Canyon in southwest Texas -- it is waaaaaaay too hot this time of year!

I guess you can tell that my mind is not on work. In fact, I'm taking next week off.

Part of this Meme is to tag six others to post. I'm not going to do that -- sorry Janie -- but I would encourage all of y'all from Texas, or anywhere else for that matter, to take it upon yourself to post your pair-of-sixes. (Visions of dice and six-guns just popped into my head.) If you do post, put something in the comments here and provide a link back -- it would be appreciated. Y'all Texans especially need to keep this going. A little promo for the Lone Star State is always a good thing. You know there's only two kinds of people in the world -- Texans and those who wish they were.

10 comments:

Janie said...

That's right, like the Lyle Lovett song!

If you're such a dove hunter, get on down here and let's go hunting!!!

I loved your Texas sixes! (especially the hunting/fishing/ and the twicetimes riverwalk cafe!)

You make me laugh.

Have a great weekend. I'm heading out to a (probably wet) 4-H Fundraiser Clay Shoot at lunch.

Janie said...

One more thing...do you know Sam Lowe?

He comes down here and shoots with us. I think he is TXFB?

The Hermit said...

I went to San Antonio when I was a young 2nd Lt. back in 1975. I thought the Alamo would look like it did in the John Wayne movie. I was surprised that it was all built up. I still remember there was a sign there that said "Gentlemen, remove your hats. This is a shrine."

Panhandle Poet said...

Janie: Name is familiar but no, I don't know him.

Hermit: The Alamo is a shrine. I am overwhelmed by the feeling every time I walk into it. It is hallowed ground -- hallowed by the blood of Texicans.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ha..I was jus down at the RiverWalk as u know!,,,woohoo!..Everythins bigger in Texasssssssssss!

Pat Jenkins said...

if i may pan, i would love to be in college station on a saturday afternoon. as i recall you have had such an experience, yes?

Panhandle Poet said...

Pat: Whoop!! A Saturday afternoon this fall at Kyle Field.

Plowing and Sowing said...

Sounds like my relaxing. We enjoying relaxing at the River Walk and I really love fishing at the coast.

Strawberry said...

A Saturday afternoon at Jones Stadium when A & M comes to town - GUNS UP!!!

You know I'll have to do this! A more red-blooded Texan you cannot find!

CDO said...


Texas Places important to a Hillbilly transplant


Poet - The above link takes you to a blog on my 6 and 6. Check it out if you have time.

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