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Saturday, July 25, 2009

We Lost It

Remember the last time we drove country roads there was still one we wanted to go back to explore. Well we lost it, we couldn't find it. We turned right off the highway and headed the right direction but somewhere along the way we zagged when we should have zigged. We didn't even see that road so we ended up on some roads we have been on several times. One being where John and his then wife built a house and lived. She still lives there so we just viewed it from a distance. Though of stopping for a cup of coffee but thought better of it and passed on by. We saw a deer cross ahead of us and it was in no hurry. Then in another place we saw two together. They were crossing toward a deer proof fence and we knew they would not be able to get through so I slowed down so as not to scare them when they realized they would have to turn and go back across in front of us as there was no way they could scale that fence. More and more ranches are putting them up to keep the deer in their ranches. Many of them are turning it into a business and charging people from the cities to hunt. It is convienent to San Antonio for people to come out after work to hunt and then go home the same night. Others come from Dallas, Houston and all over Texas. Good for the motels, restaurants but not good for the deer. Yes I know they do have to be thinned out but I don't like to think of that. Well it was almost dark and John was checking his watch every few minutes as if he had missed a bus so we started home and got here right at dark.

8 comments:

Martha said...

I like the new layout Paula!

jack69 said...

Lost a road? Wow I can't believe you lost a country road. Probably best you didn't stop for coffee.
I heard that about Texas as we passed through. That a lot of ranchers were now turning their Ranches into a shooters paradise. As ong as the folks eat the meat, that doesn't bother me. I would hate to think anyone shot just for the KILL.
I have hunted, but the family always had meat.
Sherry and jack
I liked the entry.

Lucy said...

I like your new look. I could not stand to see a deer shot. He could even have one of my tomatoes, lol Thank you for our happy anniversary wishes. 41 years with that stubborn man. He is stubborn but he is very good to me.

garnett109 said...

That's not hunting thats killing!

Indigo said...

As a native it burns me up seeing people hunt for a novelty. If you're hunting for food, by all means. However if someone is hunting for sport, I often wonder how they would feel if they were the ones hunted. (Hugs)Indigo

Sheila said...

I hope you are able to find the road next time you're in the area. I bet John made it home before the bus left...ha. Take care, Sheila

Missie said...

I can't imagine not being able to find a road here in PA! LOL

Have a good week.

Gerry said...

Well, Paula, our newspaper the Republic had a big article in it today about the Texas drought so now I have got a clearer picture of the lack of rain you have been talking about, which turns out to have been a bigger drought than we experienced which somewhat ended with a very good year that filled up all the reservoirs to the top, but in this article it said that two big reservoirs that provided drinking water for a lot of people in cities have dried up in Texas! So now I am praying for rain in Texas. I think I was praying constantly in the back of my mind for rain in Arizona. I have not prayed for rain for a while here. Gerry