Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Alien Cowboy Capital Of The World


We spent last weekend in the Dallas area visiting with Ed's family.  While we were there, we took a ride down to Stephenville to visit his mom's gravesite and see the new headstone that had been installed since we were there for the funeral in December 2022.

We went for lunch at The Purple Goat and drove around a bit since the last time we were there, we didn't really have any time to see the town.  Ed's mother was born in Stephenville.  She lived here in her youth, after she got married, and during the early years of raising her children. 

Here's a picture of the Erath County Courthouse in the middle of downtown.  It was built in 1891 and is constructed with local white limestone and red Pecos sandstone.

And here's a photo of College Street, also downtown.
Overall, it's a cute little town and a pretty area.  The drive from the Metroplex was really nice.  Very scenic.  A lot of ranches, animals, and lush greenery. The area grew after it became an agricultural and livestock center.  It was also known for coal mining.  Ranching must still be the industry in the area because there's not much else in the way of businesses.  

So, we visited the cemetery where Ed's mom is and then drove around the town she called home.  It was a lovely day.

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2023: Sorry, no post on this day.
2022: Sorry, no post on this day.
2021: Sorry, no post on this day.
2020: Sorry, no post on this day.
2019: Sorry, no post on this day.
Oversized Holiday
2017: Back In The Saddle Again
2016: Wild Kingdom
2015: Cuteness Overload Alert
2014: The World Of Water And Wind And Stone And Wood
2013: Hours Of Excitement
2012: Earl Is The Only Grey In My Life
2011: I Gave The Tattooed Behive A Chance And I Liked It!
2010: A Diet Coke With A Squeeze Of iPod, Please
2009: Eddie In The Creepy Sailor Mask Friday
2008: No Wonder Sailors Came Up With A Special Knot
2007: Bridge To The Gate Of Heaven
2006: Summer Staples 
2005: Sorry, no post for this day.

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