Saturday, June 8, 2013
We have the pleasant name of Pleasanton. The population sign on the outskirts is printed with over 8,000 but I don't think they ever change that sign. With all the oilfield workers and some with their families going to school here that count should be much higher. When you first drive into town you would not be impressed with an old abandoned building but if you know where to look there are some pretty areas. We decided to check out the river this morning with the park along side it. The Atascosa river is a pretty river and there were a few people fishing and relaxing. We found lots of ducks and they were friendly when they discovered I had bread. We passed the nice playground for small children and the playing fields and pavallion. We need to take advantage of one of the picnic tables under a big oak tree. On we drove to several of the more afluent neighborhoods with big pretty homes and large oak trees, then past the junior college where John takes advantage of the beauty school part to get his hair cut. We passed the street to our tiny airport and the street to the country club. Several neat little shops on Main street such as Nest Feathers, Trailer Park Trinkets, and Sisters. Most businesses have moved to the highway and you can't tell where our town stops and the next town begins. We complain about the oil field traffic and the dog lease law not being obeyed, and we feel the need to drink bottled water but all in all we still have a nice town with friendly people.