Google map of cotton growing region northeast of Lubbock TX, November 29, 2009
I made good time today, taking US 62 through the cotton growing region of the Texas panhandle, heading southwest toward Lubbock.
Those fields you see in the Google map above are mostly cotton. Each "section" is a mile square, 640 acres, most divided into quarter sections of 160 acres. This years harvest is nearly finished - the fields are brown now with stiff stubble and boxcar sized bales of cotton, colorfully tarped, waiting to be ginned, stray fluffs of cotton drift along the roadsides.
Yet another observation on my front tire issue
It rained off and on for most of my travels today and there was little sign of the tire bouncing (I stand corrected - it's not "hop" - it's "bounce") I am concerned about. I'll have to think about how this may be a clue to the cause of the bounce.
Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #861, 4215 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423 - (806) 793-2091
- Verizon cell phone service - good signal
- Verizon EVDO Broadband service - good signal
- Locate this Walmart on my Night Camps map
- Find other Wal-Marts in the area
- Check the weather here
... On some days breathing, eating and not folding into a ball in a corner is all I can manage. I had a few of those days in the past three weeks. It reminds me, in ways I do not like to be reminded, just how damaged I really am.
Like a character from the television show "Cheers" once said, "It's a dog eat dog world out there - and I'm wearing milkbone underwear."