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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Trip Report: Up 281 to Wichita Falls Again...

This weekend, my wife and I took the trip up 281 north to Wichita Falls to go visit our daughter for her graduation from tech school. Here are a few pictures and comments from along the way.The last time we drove up 281, we found Marble Falls to be a great looking small town worth a visit. That time, it was raining. In the bright sun, the town looked even more inviting.We will definitely make a trip here, if only to stay for the night and look around.Another place we found interesting, if not initially creepy, was Mineral Wells. The huge landmark in Mineral Wells in the old Baker Hotel.Interestingly enough, when we stopped to grab some dinner, we were told that The Baker is being considered for purchase by some Indians (Native Americans) in order to use their special status to turn it into a huge casino. That is awesome (if true).

I am a sucker for a roadside attraction. Natty Flat is a great stop for a number of reasons. First, who would pass up on the chance to see the world's tallest rocking chair? There is a furniture shop with loads of handmade rockers and other fine furnishings. There are loads of neat little odds and ends to enjoy looking at - country style ornaments and such.But once you go into the general store, aside from lots of vittles, you will find yourself drawn to the case containing the peach cobbler. We got ourselves some malts for the drive and got a peach cobbler to go. No wonder we are so fat. Of course, no trip up 281 would be complete had we not stopped at... you know... Hashknife on the Chisholm.We talked to the ladies as we bought some ribs to take to our daughter and told them of this blog. I usually take pictures of the vittles we talk about here, but in all honesty, I think we had licked the bones clean before I even thought about the camera. So, we made it up to Wichita Falls in good time. Next, I'll tell you about the interesting hotel we stayed at, and about the old downtown Wichita Falls.

1 comment:

Albatross said...

Heh, heh, heh. The world's tallest rocking chair. Awesome!

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