My Wife, Esther, and I recently spent 9 days in Southwest Texas, mostly in desert like areas. When driving from town to town in Southwest Texas, here are some thoughts that arose as we viewed the desert like landscapes.
Ø It takes about an hour to drive the 60 to 70 miles between towns.
Ø The wagon trains would take 4 to 6 days to cover the same distance.
Ø The mail was delivered from St. Louis to San Francisco in 27 days in the 1880s.
Ø One grasps the meaning of the phrase "wide open spaces "!
Ø The distance one can see is, in most cases, limited only by the curvature of the earth or a distant mountain range.
Ø The landscape is desolate so why did we take it away from the Native American Indians?
Ø Why are there signs with the name of a town when the "town" is comprised of a few deserted buildings?
Ø It is easy to understand why the Postal Service loses money when these "towns" have a post office!
Henry Lowndes Jr. CEO
C.T. Lowndes & Company