More House Painting… and Another Bike Ride

We’re still busy in our temporary home in Gail, TX, Borden County. We’ve started painting the south end of my parents house this week. We finished the north end last week. After we finish the south end, we’ll be half-finished replacing siding and painting the whole house. Then we just have to cover the 5 front columns in stone veneer.

The goal is to be done by the end of June so we can get out of the summer heat and up to higher altitudes. Our schedule isn’t set in stone (we try to never have a detailed plan), but we do know our first stop when we leave here around the 1st week of July will be Cloudcroft, NM. It’s about a 300 mile drive from here. That’s about as far as we usually travel in a day. We’ll probably stay up to a couple of weeks there.

Cloudcroft is small mountain community in southeastern New Mexico at about 9000 feet elevation. I have been going there literally my whole life and I never grow tired of the cool summers in the tall pines. It’s a beautiful place to camp and hike. Be sure to check back here frequently when we start moving especially. Hopefully, my blog post will be more frequent and more interesting when we get on the move again. We’ll be hiking, riding, camping, writing, and taking photos in new places.

If your new to this blog, be sure to check out the “About Us” section to see what we’re about.

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We took a short 15 mile bike ride yesterday morning around Gail and outside of “town” some. It’s nice to get out and ride, but as I said in my previous post, it can be hard to find a place to ride safely around here. I took a few shots from around Gail so you can get an idea of the feel of this very small west Texas county seat.

Borden County, Texas Courthouse

Borden County, Texas Courthouse

 

Gail, Texas post office

Gail, Texas post office

A view along our ride

A view along our ride

The historic Borden County, Texas jail

The historic Borden County, Texas jail

Old rock gas station next to the post office

Old rock gas station next to the post office

The old Dorward Drug store now houses antiques

The old Dorward Drug store now houses antiques

Borden County museum

Borden County museum

Anyway, that’s our home for now.

I’m still trying to get back to writing my second novel. I’ve got a good start but I have a long way to go. It will happen though. When this last family project gets done, I’ll have more time to devote to it. It is coming more easily than my first novel, Indian Paintbrush.

If you have any interest, it’s available in Kindle form here or in paperback here. Writing is part of the way I support our unique lifestyle along with Sharon’s photography. She takes photos everywhere we go of the unique people we cross paths with as well as the scene wherever we park. Please take a look at her galleries here.

Thank you to all of our new followers. I hope our look into this unique lifestyle holds your interest.

Brian

 

 

 

 

 

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