Because it was my 34th birthday, and because we didn’t draw elk tags this year, and because my little sister just had a BABY, I took a road trip to Laramie, Wyoming. Just me and Addie and a cooler full of snacks on the open road for 16 hours. Well, we stopped in Raton, New Mexico to catch some sleep at the Quality Inn. As we left, Addie sighed “I sure am gonna miss the Quality Inn, it’s a great hotel.” May she always be so easy to please, ha!
The most boring part of the trip is always from Fort Worth to Amarillo. Unless, you are able to watch the sunrise or sunset. Those are spectacular events in north-west Texas. We missed both. However, we did see cotton fields, ready for harvest! I kept looking and looking for a good place to pull over so Addie could see some up close. I spied a field, on a dirt road which I think was actually someone’s driveway. Regardless, I hung a right and bumped right on up to the edge of the field. And, I crawled through the fence, getting the barb-wire all hung up in my Victoria’s Secret lounge pants. Took a picture and the screen flashes “No Memory Card.” Back thru the barbed wire, fetch camera card then more crawling. I didn’t get hung up as bad this trip.
Addie refused to crawl thru the fence, insisting that I was trespassing. And, well……she was probably right. But I consider those rules as more of a guideline……
She didn’t mind the cotton tufts I gave her though!
I find cotton amazing. I had hoped we would see some all baled up, but we did not.
An old wind mill and house stood watching me, as I carefully made it back across the fence one more time…..
We waved goodbye to Woodrow road, and kept trucking towards the Cowboy State!
Cotton in tow!
p.s. I don’t really CONDONE trespassing. Just you know, for educational purposes. And, really cool old buildings. And butterflies. Certain flowers, Natural disasters. And, well. Just don’t get caught, okay?