Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's Cheaper Than Gas

I have a couple of options on which road to take on my daily commute into San Antonio. One way is the scenic route and the other way is the boring highway route. Mileage wise, they are both about the same, however the scenic route usually takes longer because it's a two-lane winding road through the hill country. Although longer, I actually prefer that route because it soothes my soul a bit before entering the corporate drain.

It is typical for me to have to brake for wildlife on my commute. Slowing down for deer is pretty much everyday, and it's perfectly normal to have to stop while a raccoon, armadillo, and once a mama duck and her 5 ducklings cross the road. But today was the first day that I had to drive behind this:


Only in Texas.....

18 comments:

Hill Country House Girl said...

Don't we love it, though! I like that drive through Sisterdale, too - reminds me of how gorgeous it is here!

The Lone Star Queen said...

I would take that commute over mine anyday!

Dixie said...

ha-ha..! today I got stuck behind the wagon train trail riders coming from Gonzalas going to Seguin on Highway 90... I didn't mind too much... and you're right... only in Texas... gotta love it! (now if I only had my camera with me!?!)

Vickie said...

love it!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

We see horses quite frequently on the roads here in Ohio all year round. But they are pulling buggies since we live on the outskirts of Amish country.

Justine said...

Are you kidding me? What was he doing in the middle of the lane????

And I didn't realize you had a "day" job. I thought the farm WAS your job!

Justine :o )

Theresa said...

We live in town, and I have to dodge deer, racoons, opossums, and the occasional Amish buggy. There is one buck that thinks he needs to charge any car that comes towards him.

Deb said...

that is great...sometimes the road less traveled is the best...great photo...

vlb5757 said...

Gosh I miss home!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I lived in East Texas most of my adult life and I loved it. I love seeing fields of crops and don't even mind getting behind a tractor on the road. This is a great photo! Aren't you glad we have cameras we can carry with us all the time?!! ♥

Lavender Chick said...

Hi y'all - I actually took the picture with my cell phone, not a real camera. Well, I guess a cell phone is techinically a real camera....

YaYa's Funhouse said...

WOW, you have a great phone camera. That is a great shot. i can't imagine drive behind that...all I have to worry about are 18-wheelers driving way to fast on the interstate into the city.
Enjoy your blog.

LivingTheLife said...

I love it...and it makes me miss Texas. You should see some of the things OR people I have driven behind here in Cali...EVERYBODY rides bikes...and they don't always adhere to the laws of the road...I find myself constantly looking over my shoulder just in case a rider comes up beside me and decides he doesn't need to stop at the stop signs. OH! and here in California...motorcylce riders have the LEGAL right to go between cars whether they are at a stop sign, red light, or driving down the highway at 70 mph...that's just crazy frightening to me. So seeing the man on the horse...made me say..."awwww" and breath a sigh of relief!!

Blessings...
Teresa

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! I've finally found some "me" time and I'm enjoying visiting my blog friends.

Loved this post. What a hoot. Only in Texas is right! LOL

Hugs!
Kat

Laura said...

What a great picture.
Sometimes I think I was born too late-
I think I am a pioneer woman in disguise.

Laura

Cottage Creature said...

Hi, I just happened upon your blog and just had to comment. I used to live in the Hill Country and I especially loved the drive from Fredericksburg to Kerrville. I commuted to Austin for work and the views were always grande, be it the sunset or an oncoming thunderstorm!
Being an Army brat I've lived in lots of different places, and I can honestly say that the Hill Country is the best place to live! Greetings,
Siggie

texasknights said...

Love it!!!! Hey there! long time since I have read other blogs. Uuugh. This working full time has messed with my free time! :)

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