Searching For A Sign

24 x 30"
acrylic on canvas

Right after getting into Texas, a rock hit our windshield, sending a crack across the drivers side. We had to get the windshield replaced in Houston.

 Sewing at the Old Stone Fort Museum which was re-erected in 1936 to resemble the original building. Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas. The picture on to the left is a working phonograph located in the Stern Hoya House. Dorothy Nelson gave us a tour, explaining the history of this significant Texas home.

At Houston City Hall (left), that we picked up information on the city. It was at Archway Gallery, from artist, Margaret Scott Dobbins that we were given a list of Houston "must sees."

Looking for the "Tin Can House," we asked a fellow element owner, Gary Williams, and he led us right to the home where the previous owner covered it from top to bottom in cans.

The "Peace missile" car, won first place in the car show. Sits outside of the "Orange Show."

Shiny Houston skyline.
The waterwall in Houston is pretty impressive. 11,000 gallons of water per minute pour over the 64 ft. fountain.

At the Texas state capitol (right) in Austin, it is hard to forget where you are. Reminders are in the lights and even the hinges of the doors!

Visit with artist, E. Moises Diaz, at Urban Roots, and experience his ethereal paper and tin sculptures.

We spent the entire day at Pedernales State Park.

Blue pools form at the base of the falls.

Water carves out tunnels,


and caves.

We spent all day at Pedernales.


and swimming in the ice cold water!

The roots inspired "Searching For A Sign."

Lindon B. Johnson Boyhood home where LBJ led his first campaign for congress from the front porch.

McNay Museum, San Antonio.

McNay Garden, Mansion's courtyard.

The Alamo, San Antonio. In the center of the city sits this amazing historic site. Beautiful at night, too!

Through the bridge are the umbrellas of Casa Rio, where we ate lunch on the river.

River walk amphitheater. We overheard someone say that it was used in the filming of Miss Congeniality.

River walk is wonderful. River taxi's, vine-covered bridges, and interesting architecture made us feel as if we were in a completely different country.

San Antonio has several Spanish missions. We only made it to two of them before dark, but it was worth it, and we will be back. Here is Mission Concepcion at sunset, the stone was began to glow with yellow.
If you pay attention to the details, it is impressive to see how much attention and craftsmanship went into construction.

It was also interesting to notice the size of the doors. We could get a feel for the average height of the Spaniards.

The cacti, however were taller than us.

A warm Hondo welcome!
Texas puts a lot of thought into their rest areas, making them interesting and comfortable places to visit. This one had a gigantic steal star right in the center of the building!

(Right) The Alamo Village is an active movie set, and they stage gun fights in the summer. Expensive, though!

Del Rio, Texas.

Whitehead Museum, Del Rio.

Anna Marie Pavlik is Del Rio's current resident artist.

Firehouse Gallery, Del Rio

Pecos river. On the other side, mountain goats roam the cliffs making a lot of noise that carries over the river.

Highest bridge in Texas crosses the Pecos.

In Texas, the clouds are lined with gold.

We had signs made for the element with the NOMADIC PROJECT logo!

Judge Roy Bean served as the "Law west of the Pecos." He was a tough judge, but record shows no proof that anyone was hung (on purpose!).

The original Jersey Lily Saloon still stands. Here, Judge Roy Bean served hard liquor and hard justice. The Saloon was named after English actress, Lillie Langtry, who the judge was enamored of.

J.P. Torres, part of Langtry's founding family, owned this store and saloon. Langtry became a thriving settlement when the rail road was completed.
Sanderson, cactus capital of Texas.

(left) The desperado takes a break from the open road where scenery changed like the painted back-drop in a play. Grassy plains faded into rocky dessert. Mountains emerged from the sand and enclosed us.

Desert grave of Nina Hannold.

Big Bend National Forest

We camped at Painted Gap 4

The pictures don't even begin to show the beauty.

At sundown, the sky becomes a deep red.

and a scarlet hue covers the earth.

Stop to enjoy your surroundings.

Border Patrol is seen often, roaming the roads.

Water is pumped with wind generators.

The roadrunner is NOT the size of an ostrich. Don't be fooled, kids, it doesn't go "Beep, Beep," either. The cartoon is way off.

Overlooking the Rio Grande.

We enjoyed hearing the stories from our friends at the ranger station. They shared with us the great places that they have volunteered at.

We were taken back by the view from inside Spanish ruins. The roof is gone, but the fireplace, foundation and little doorways remain. Looking back at pictures, it seems like we were on a set.

The hot springs are a popular hangout. Even for the Mexican peddler across the way enjoys it.

Where the Rio Grande was dry enough, Kristin crossed over into Mexico.

The Jackrabbit has really long legs when it stands!

The second night at Big Bend, we climbed this hill

and watched the sky turn red behind arthritic fingers.

Lajitas, TX

Mother nature provides the blanket once more.

Picnic area on the side of the road.

Rounding up some cattle.

Desert elephant.

Pan dulce (sweet bread)

Long driveways to El Paso Homes.
El Paso also has three active missions, shown to the right is the most well known, Presidio.

Across from the original jail (right) is a mural that depicts the devil on the sheriff's shoulder as he is being shot, along with many other curious images.

Border Patrol Station

(left) After going through four border check points, our vehicle was searched for the first time after leaving El Paso. The officers were very polite, and the K-9 did most of the work, so they didn't even touch any of our things.

Guadalupe Mountains

And cattle crossings are no joke!

Odessa Meteor Crater

Lake Meredith N.R.A. & Alibates Flint Quarries

Someone built a tiny village in there yard!

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