Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scenes of Yoakum Texas

 Yoakum is a railroad town. There are still old buildings along the tracks that were used in years past but are no longer in any particular use. These are old packing sheds that are still kept in repair. Packing...as in tomatoes. Yoakum used to be a big tomato growing area.
The current library is in this building across the street from the packing sheds and the railroad. It is an old power building or something and it has been refitted to be the library. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hackberry, Texas

The historical marker at Hackberry
Hackberry is one of those communities that somebody like me wouldn't even know was there unless there was a marker for it. But here is the marker, along Farm to Market Road 531 in Lavaca County south of Schulenburg.   I will include another photo of the area as seen from the highway looking east from this sign.   The cloud formation in this photo also fascinates me.

Hackberry Texas area

Beautiful Pre-Sunrise

I caught this view on my Iphone the other morning when I came out of a store in Hallettsville.  The formation of the clouds caught my attention. It is impossible to catch scenes like this in their full beauty by any camera, but I think this is a fair shot of what I saw.  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Petro Truck Stop - San Antonio

Petro Truck Stop - San Antonio
I stopped here the other day for a short break when I was travelling this road. It is still one of the more old fashioned truck stops around although Petro style. I remember stopping here in my early days of over the road driving. It was a virtual trove of treasure for a new driver. I bought my first CB here, a Cobra 25, I think.  Times have changed, the old style truck stops are almost gone; but Petro still reminds me of the old days of living on the road.

St. Anne's Church

St. Anne's Church
St. Anne's Church is on 111 near Petersville. It is a beautiful older building that has been restored again recently. I think they have services there about once a month. The cemetery there is an active one and is frequently used.