I spent today cruising the back roads.
You see I am not traveling at the moment. I am back in Texas for a few months. I won’t be headed back overseas until probably November. I also haven’t been posting much lately. Mainly because of some personal things that I have been taking care of and also dealing with some tragic news. As a way of dealing with things I often get on my bike and just ride. I usually have no real plans where I am headed I just ride, think about things and go places where I haven’t been before or it has been a long time.
Just like when I am traveling on the road when I tend to get of the tourist path, I also tend to ride off the beaten path when I am riding my bike. I find it more peaceful to cruise the back roads instead of on the highways. I can prop my feet up on the highway pegs, lean back and cruise around the country side.
Today I came upon this old town. Not many people live there. The post office had a table out front where the clerk was selling used items. The building next door had a sign saying open one Saturday a month where they sold old furniture from a general store. The other building has been turned into a dance hall and saloon open on weekends. No tourist sites, no old buildings turned into art and craft spaces or trendy cafes.
Just an old Texas country town.