But there’s always Plenty of Hot Water . . .

The guy who decided to make large water tanks black has never been in south Texas in the summertime, and tried to take a cool shower.

It’s just all hot, all the time.

I now see why some gate guards have a tarp tented over their tanks. Right now the water in the shower is warm, but comfortable. But as the days get hotter I may have to look into the tarp thing too. We’ll see.

Here’s a series of photos I took over a couple of days as they built our rig.

Rig 1

Rig 2

Rig 3

The thing goes together like a giant Erector Set. But I guess that dates me.

Maybe I should say Legos instead.

I went back by Tita’s Taco Stand the other day for some more of their great tacos. Their green sauce is some of the best I’ve ever eaten. Good food and nice people.

Tita's Taco Stand

I just wished they served their breakfast tacos all day long, instead of stopping at 11am.

Heck, I wish McDonald’s sold Egg McMuffins all day long too.

Under the heading, “They Grow Them Big Here in Texas” I took this shot of a large green grasshopper who has taken up residence under our canopy.

It’s hard to tell from the photo but his body alone is about 4 inches long. So far, he’s ignoring us and we’re ignoring him.

Let’s hope we keep it that way.

Big Grasshopper

That’s about it for today. Wednesday afternoon we’ll head to Houston for a couple of days for our granddaughter Piper’s graduation, and should be back early Friday evening. Gate Guard Services is sending someone over to work our gate while we’re gone.

I will try to post a blog from Houston, but don’t know if I will have time.

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Thought for the Day:

“If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.” — Curtis LeMay

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3 Responses

  1. Greg–Mike and I keep going back and forth about being a gate guards–is your “gate” and motorhome close enough to the actual rig to hear what I am sure is incessant noise? Do you have trouble sleeping with the noise or do your own air conditioners drown out the noise? Thanks a bunch!

  2. That is a “Red Eye Devil” katydid – http://texasento.net/Neobarrettia.htm . I researched it a while back.

  3. Janna,

    It depends.

    At our first gate, and our present one (our third), we are over a mile from the rig.

    At our second gate, we were right on the edge of the pad. And it was noisy, but not too bad.

    It’s the luck of the draw what you get.

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