Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hard at work - and play
Miss D., Old NFO and Alma Boykin appeared to enjoy their visit to the Alibates Flint Quarries yesterday afternoon. They inform me that the guided tour was closer to two miles than to one, and involved some climbing over rough ground, so I'm glad I didn't go. My physical disabilities wouldn't have let me cope with that, and I'm too fat for them to have carried me the rest of the way!
Last night we enjoyed supper at the Red River Steakhouse in Amarillo. The food was excellent, and (by today's standards) reasonably priced. There seem to be a fair number of good-quality eateries in Amarillo, judging by this and previous visits. We'll have to make sure we visit them all, over time. (I love a challenge like that . . . )
This morning it's off to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, to spend an enjoyable few hours handling some of their extensive firearms collection. I described it more fully during my previous visit to the Texas Panhandle. I've already mentioned a number of nineteenth-century guns in my Western novels, published and forthcoming, and will be mentioning more, so I want to check on some of the finer points to make sure I get them right. No Hollywood guns for me, that shoot an inexhaustible supply of ammunition from a six-round cylinder!
I'll put up more blog fodder as and when I can. Until then, enjoy yourselves with the bloggers in my sidebar.