Old Man Wandering Blog

Keep wondering………keep wandering

People of the Pecos-Part 3- the People of Today, Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas

On this trip we stayed in Del Rio Texas, a modern town of 36,000. It had most anything you needed and is a major international crossing from the United States to Mexico. The area we travelled in on this trip is dominated by the Amistad International Reservoir. A joint American-Mexican project, Amistad Dam created thisContinue reading “People of the Pecos-Part 3- the People of Today, Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas”

The People of the Pecos-Part 2- The Old Settlers, Langtry, Val Verde County, Texas

Seminole Canyon got it’s name not from the Indian Tribe, they lived in Florida, but from soldiers. The Seminole Nation, while in Florida, welcomed runaway slaves into their tribe. When the Seminole people were forced west many of those who were black Seminole relocated to Mexico so they would not be captured and sold asContinue reading “The People of the Pecos-Part 2- The Old Settlers, Langtry, Val Verde County, Texas”

The People of the Pecos-Part 1-The Ancient Indians-Seminole Canyon, Comstock, Val Verde County, Texas

Ah it’s my birthday…….again. I wish they would stop coming. They are starting to pile up. This one was number 65. I have been looking over maps of hiking spots in Texas since we moved here and Seminole Canyon had always been on the bucket list. Just close enough to wonder but still too farContinue reading “The People of the Pecos-Part 1-The Ancient Indians-Seminole Canyon, Comstock, Val Verde County, Texas”

Where the West Begins-South Llano River State Park, Junction, Kimble County, Texas

It’s a long way to Junction, Texas from Round Rock. At least three hours, maybe a tad more. But with the Texas reservation system and reduced capacity at parks due to Covid the weekend finally came that I could not get into a closer place. So, Junction Texas, here I come. And I was notContinue reading “Where the West Begins-South Llano River State Park, Junction, Kimble County, Texas”

The CCC Parks- Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.

Travelling to Palmetto State Park one passes through Luling Texas where there are oil wells pumping everywhere. Edgar Davis hit oil in 1922 and discovered the Luling field which still produces today. Why is there oil in this part of central Texas? Why only in this one small area? When you get to Palmetto StateContinue reading “The CCC Parks- Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.”

The Mother Road- US 66- Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas to Glen Rio, Deaf Smith County, Texas

After our first day in Palo Duro Canyon and dinner we decided to explore a section of the Mother Road U.S. Route 66. Ah! See how this trip turned out. Yes 66 also runs through this part of the Texas Panhandle so we did our original trip in miniature so to speak! We left AmarilloContinue reading “The Mother Road- US 66- Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas to Glen Rio, Deaf Smith County, Texas”

Finding Fall in Texas Second Year, Lost Maples State Park, Vanderpool, Bandera County, Texas

Momma and I grew up in Ohio, so we remember the glory of the changing leaves. When we moved to North Carolina we would travel yearly to The Great Smokie Mountains in the fall for our yearly ritual of leaf peeping like almost all old people do. Now Texas….. everything in central Texas stays green.Continue reading “Finding Fall in Texas Second Year, Lost Maples State Park, Vanderpool, Bandera County, Texas”

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