Thursday, December 29, 2005

Texas Part 2

Our second adventure of the Texas trip took us to Waco. We went to see the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, the surveyor shown in the picture below is in front of the Hall. It was pretty cool, lots of information about how the Rangers developed over time. There was one odd thing, there were guns all over the place in the displays, but I did not see one bullet or even a shell anywhere.

We also saw the suspension bridge, which was the longest single span of its kind west of the Mississippi when it was built in 1870. Why no pictures? Because it is hard to take a picture when you are driving the Wrong Way on a One Way bridge that runs parallel to the historic bridge. It is also hard to get a picture when you are making haste to get out of a place before the local authorities notice what you did. The few locals we saw just shook their heads and laughed. Glad it wasn't busy!

Back to the food subject. The Wurstmarkt in Harker Heights, Texas is worth the trip if you are in the area. They have excellant Jaegerschnitzel, Kroketten, and a wonderful cold salat with red cabbage, sauerkraut, and cucumbers in dill sauce.

I tend to take some odd pictures at times. This could be one of them. It is a picture of some city, somewhere in the USA from the left side of the plane between Houston and Charleston. It was a very clear night. I watched cities go by for a long time.

Overall it was a good trip. We learned a lot about the program that we will be teaching and got to know each other enough so that we can work together. Next trip is Louisiana in January.

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