Breakfast featured both sausage and bacon. Why? Well why not?!? You can't just eat plain old eggs. They must have lots of cheese and, if possible, meat in them. Then you can't just have your egg/sausage/cheese casserole by itself. It looks all lonesome without a side of bacon and a biscuit!
A parade of relatives tromped through the house with all the men talking about trucks. If I never have to hear another conversation about trucks again it'll be too soon. Between trucks, football and the heat you've pretty much got every topic of conversation there is in small town Texas.
Eventually it was time for lunch. Steak by itself might be good but why not do it one better? Deep fry it! While you're at it, why not drown it in gravy? I could feel my gut expanding with every delicious bite, courtesy of The Sectionhand Restaurant.
we headed south toward Copperas Cove to see my grandparents. I hadn't seen
them in years so it was nice to catch up with them. My grandfather is
ex-army, so he offered to give us a tour of
neighboring Fort Hood. SW opted to head into Killeen to see another
relative while my grandfather gave me and one of his great grandsons the
quick tour of the base. I didn't feel like I should be taking pictures inside the
base in this day and age.
SW eventually returned so that we could get back to Brownwood at a reasonable hour.
The digital camera does a lousy job capturing sunsets, particularly through a windshield half-opaque with the guts of countless bugs.
It actually did a better job showing the colors in the reflection of the roof and hood of the car.
SW opted for the dish they're probably most famous for, beef brisket. I'd tried it before and decided Texans barbecue the wrong animal entirely. Yeah, it's good, but it's not pork.
I went for the pork ribs this time and was impressed. Smoked to the point of tender, still juicy, and with a tasty sauce - good stuff. They bring hot rolls to the table straight from the oven and even have some vegetables that aren't fried or in a protective coating of mayonnaise. As if that weren't enough, they have some damn fine apple cobbler for dessert.
In the morning we had to speed back across the state to catch our flight home. On the way we passed three or four trucks headed the other direction, each pulling gigantic steel structures of some sort. They looked like propeller blades, but for what? Anyone got a clue? My only guess is a giant windmill. I didn't get a great photo but you can get an idea by looking at the rear wheels on the right end, full sized tractor trailer tires dwarfed by these things.
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