Wednesday, September 16, 2015

West Texas

Here's a video of Big Spring in West Texas.  It's the town my family moved to when I was a junior in high school.  It's a pretty isolated small town.  For some reason, and I'm guilty of it too, a lot of people call it Big Springs, plural.  But really there's only one spring there like they show in the video.  One of the things you recognize first off is the view.  The town is sort of located up on a plateau, so you can see way off to the north.  Lubbock, Texas is further north about a hour and a half drive away.  Still further north, and three hours from Big Spring,  lies Amarillo, Texas.   Midland and Odessa are due west about forty-five minutes away, so if you are wanting to get out of town to do some shopping or something, they are a bit closer.  Still West Texas is still fairly spread out, and isolated.  Also whenever we'd have a sandstorm, you'd see the red dirt in the distance, and you knew it was coming.  The sand would blow like in those dust bowl videos, and the dirt would seep under doors and windows, and practically everywhere.  You'd definitely want to seek shelter from those dirt storms unless you just had to work out in them as the dirt would hit you in the face, get in your eyes, etc.


At 11:50 AM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

Wolfeboro, NH, near where my parents had a summer lake cabin, has a similar issue. For some reason people commonly call it Wolfesboro. Standard correction: "We're a small town. We have only one wolf."

At 9:54 AM, Blogger El Vox said...

That's funny, Richard. Yeah, we're not that big.

A lake cabin in NH sounds very nice to me. Brings up images of the film, On Golden Pond.


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