Road Trip to South Padre Island

We  chose the hottest week of this summer to make the two-day trip down to the southernmost tip of Texas to play in the water and eat lots of shrimp and fish at South Padre Island, across the causeway from Port Isabel. All three families-us, Caroline’s, and...

The Strange Saga of Josh Blocher

In the old days, most everyone in Muleshoe and Bailey County probably knew about Josh Blocher and his quest to make Progress the most successful town in Bailey County. They also had heard tales of the money he was said to hoard and bury around his house, tales others...

On the Road Again: Cactus at Sonora

Since around 2003 a group of cactus lovers has converged on the McPherson 4M Ranch in Sonora, Texas, to appreciate cactus in its natural habitat and to also take home a few for personal gardens. I took part in the adventure this year. The story goes that around 2003,...