Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Saturday, January 5, 2008

South Texas

A drafty hole blew through my optimism in South Texas. I respect that it is inhospitable here and that people have created lives for themselves regardless. The tension we feel about the border is amplified by the presence of a lot of border patrol. Being Anglo continues to confer that bubble of priviledge that makes me shudder with the unfairness of the whole thing. This land is fierce enough without creating the burdens of ethnoracism.
This woman received our 15,000 mile Best Dressed Flagger Award, besides being a lovely person on a dusty road.
Anything, even a sticker truck, is quite worthy of note here.
I've been enjoying the birds. This is a crested caracara and there are lots of them here. They eat carrion.
Michael processed veggie oil yesterday under the alternatingly wary and sleepy eyes of this Great Horned Owl who was roosting under an underpass.
We head into country that is more mountainous now...I am glad to be saying Adios (from Del Rio, Texas) to the flat densely scrubby areas in favor of ?.

3 Comments:

At January 5, 2008 at 7:38 PM , Blogger kld123 said...

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At January 5, 2008 at 7:40 PM , Blogger kld123 said...

Just got your card. So glad you are keeping in touch on your adventure. Keep safe, and drop me a note when you get a chance.

Kathy Dunn

 
At January 6, 2008 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Anna said...

Hello from storm ravaged Chico. We've lost alot of trees, power lines and most noteworthy power.....imagine 40+ hours without power with all of these children. :) We had our "unplugged" experience, and now are happy to be getting back to "normal". Some of the neighbors in the hood are still in the dark. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes are with you. Anna

 

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