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    Took a little road trip to a sane place today

    Just to get the wife and I out of the house today, we drove down to Post, TX just to take in what few good sights there are to see. We were lucky that the "Old Mill" days were going on this weekend. They are held in the old mills of Post Cereal, and later a textile mill.

    It's like a large flea market, with a lot of outdoor food vendors. One place had a shrimp and corn on the cob boil, maybe try it the next time. I had left over baby backs for lunch and didn't quite have enough appetite left over. About the only thing i was impressed with was a leather shop that had some pretty neat Western Rigs for single action revolvers, and a place that had some great antique restored coke machines and gas pumps....both out of my price range. I enjoyed the Rescue dog adoption area also, but always feel sorry for the little lap dogs that were old folks dogs.

    Nice cool cloudy day of about 83 degrees, no wind, and best of all No Masks. My "used to be" sweet little wife, didn't turn into a Karen today.

    The small outlying towns around Lubbock, don't seem to think much of or respect Abbot's mask laws.

    We even got to enjoy driving through a cloudburst on the way home. I haven't had that experience at my home in about 3-4 months.
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    Good old fashioned precovid type of fun. sounds like a nice trip.
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    We like Old Mill Trade Days. Especially the food. The cowboy that has the leather booth can make just about anything you want, from leather Bible covers, to concealed carry holsters and knife sheaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3501 View Post
    Just to get the wife and I out of the house today, we drove down to Post, TX just to take in what few good sights there are to see. We were lucky that the "Old Mill" days were going on this weekend. They are held in the old mills of Post Cereal, and later a textile mill.

    It's like a large flea market, with a lot of outdoor food vendors. One place had a shrimp and corn on the cob boil, maybe try it the next time. I had left over baby backs for lunch and didn't quite have enough appetite left over. About the only thing i was impressed with was a leather shop that had some pretty neat Western Rigs for single action revolvers, and a place that had some great antique restored coke machines and gas pumps....both out of my price range. I enjoyed the Rescue dog adoption area also, but always feel sorry for the little lap dogs that were old folks dogs.

    Nice cool cloudy day of about 83 degrees, no wind, and best of all No Masks. My "used to be" sweet little wife, didn't turn into a Karen today.

    The small outlying towns around Lubbock, don't seem to think much of or respect Abbot's mask laws.

    We even got to enjoy driving through a cloudburst on the way home. I haven't had that experience at my home in about 3-4 months.
    Did you swing by the old hometown ? Man, I miss that place !!!!!
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    Happy wife = no burnt cookies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassrh View Post
    Did you swing by the old hometown ? Man, I miss that place !!!!!
    No, I didn't go through Brownfield...it's not the same at all, not much vibrance to the town like it had when we were growing up. We still go to and through Brownfield to watch our grand kids play sports. They go to school at Levelland, which still has a good deal of the feeling of community and vibrance Brownfield once had.

    Going, we swung down through Tahoka, drove around a few minutes and by the square.

    Then East to Post. When we left Post, we came back through Slaton.
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    Some times those little road trips are just what we need to recharge the batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3501 View Post
    No, I didn't go through Brownfield...it's not the same at all, not much vibrance to the town like it had when we were growing up. We still go to and through Brownfield to watch our grand kids play sports. They go to school at Levelland, which still has a good deal of the feeling of community and vibrance Brownfield once had.

    Going, we swung down through Tahoka, drove around a few minutes and by the square.

    Then East to Post. When we left Post, we came back through Slaton.
    I try to get there every few years, and it hasn't physically changed since we left in '57. Oddly, I watch Realator.com every evening, and cannot see why the homes are so high. Is there a secret draw there that isn't evident ? Still a good country town without the city bustle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassrh View Post
    I try to get there every few years, and it hasn't physically changed since we left in '57. Oddly, I watch Realator.com every evening, and cannot see why the homes are so high. Is there a secret draw there that isn't evident ? Still a good country town without the city bs.


    The old square around the court house is the biggest physical change, used to be bustling with thriving businesses. Now, downtown is like a ghost town, although that happened over 30 years ago. Walmart closed down about two years ago.

    Real Estate....we still have a lot of folks living in Brownfield who commute to work in Lubbock. The oil field workers are always up and down. Terry county still is a good agricultural hub and has the best grape vineyards in the state. Real estate is less expensive than real estate in Seminole and Andrews and Levelland.
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    Sounds like you had a good time, I'm in need of a recharge myself. I think I will be driving east to see my parents soon,I need to get away from all the smoke here in Washington.
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