Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

2003 - Flint TX

I came across more memories the other day.

I had typed up this story about our keys getting locked in our car. Click on the image for a bigger picture.

We stayed a week in Flint.
The town was named for Robert P. Flynt, a local landowner but the post office began operations in 1887 under the spelling "Flint" when postmaster Charles B. Brown misspelled the name on application forms.

Crossing the county line to Lake Palestine. Yup, it's Friday night.

We did a lot of sightseeing.

At 67 feet tall (on a 10-foot-tall base) statue is named "A Tribute to Courage." Sam Houston, celebrated political architect of Texas, towers in concrete above Interstate 45 near Huntsville, with walking cane and snappy duds of a 19th century statesman (though he could also be mistaken for a statue of P.T. Barnum).
Stupendous Sam is touted in attraction literature as the second largest freestanding statue in the U.S.

Jefferson TX is nestled in the Piney Woods Region.

Jefferson Saloon

So the saloon does sell drinks, if you hand over identification and sign a form to ''join'' the establishment's ''private club,'' a practice common in Texas' nominally dry areas.


First time for me to San Antonio, John had been on business. Since then we've been to SA several times.

Earlier this year (2017) we were in San Antonio and were surprised to see that the hotel we stayed in was close by. Riverside Plaza.

The Alamo, revisited in 22017.

Riverwalk hasn't changed much.


Mi Tierra in Market Square 2003.

Mi Tierra 2017

Shreveport LA

Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the music world as “Lead Belly” was from Mooringsport, La. and was accomplished musician. He could play the guitar, the accordion, mandolin and piano. His music still has a great influence on some of the greatest artists of today.

Corner of Texas and Louisiana.


  1. Sam Houston is quite a sight to see!

    My favourite of these though must be the cat.

  2. ...Jackie, you sure found a bunch of treasures! A number of years ago I went to San Antonio, a neat spot. Thanks for sharing and I hope your trip is going well.

  3. This post made me homesick for Texas. I lived there for almost 35 years. Haven't seen that amazing Sam Houston statute in a long time. San Antonio is one of my favorite places to go.


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