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Old 07-27-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Made me homesick thinking of it! Wish I was there now, and out of this heat, at least the desert cools off quickly at night! It's 8:55 here sun is down and 99 degrees with 1000000 percent humidity, and tender box dry. Watch out for the flooding up there Cathy.
Pipeweld
I can just imagine how hot it is..... :-(

Hopefully I'll get to meet y'all the next time at Timberon!! Alamo isn't bad now, and the rain was so very much appreciated!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I like it when Don Edwards sings this song much better

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So many choices:

Texas River Song - Lyle Lovett

We crossed the wild Pecos
We forded the Nueces
We swum the Guadalupe
And we followed the Brazos
Red River runs rusty
The Wichita clear
But down by the Brazos
I courted my dear

Singing li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
Li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
Li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
There's many a river
That waters the land

Now the fair Angelina
Runs glossy and gliding
the crooked Colorado
Runs weaving and winding
The slow San Antonio
Courses and plains
But I never will walk
By the Brazos again

She kissed me and she hugged me
And she called me her dandy
The Trinity's muddy
But the Brazos quick sandy
She kissed me and she hugged me
And she called me her own
But down by the Brazos
She left me alone

Now the girls of Little River
They're plump and they're pretty
The Sabine and the Sulphur
Hold beauties a'many
The banks of the Neches
There are girls by the score
But down by the Brazos
I'll wander no more
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria County
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I personally love the Brazos "The arms of god" The riverwalk at Downtown Waco is great, and Fort Bend County near sienna plantation and all the old slave lands up and down the brazos at one time had the largest black population in the state, amazing about that Texas History and most people dont know.
The San Marcos River is second because its a natural spring and home of the SM salamander and people have been on that river from over 20,000 years ago courtesy of Texas State University Antropology Dept.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:26 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I personally love the Brazos "The arms of god" The riverwalk at Downtown Waco is great, and Fort Bend County near sienna plantation and all the old slave lands up and down the brazos at one time had the largest black population in the state, amazing about that Texas History and most people dont know.
The San Marcos River is second because its a natural spring and home of the SM salamander and people have been on that river from over 20,000 years ago courtesy of Texas State University Antropology Dept.
All good points, txstate. I never knew San Marcos had a natural spring there. I've got to check that out.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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It's too hard for me to pick one river out as my favorite. There are too many with things I love about them. The cold water of the San Marcos, the beauty of the Frio, the list could go on and on. I've had more fun than a barrel of monkeys fishing on the Brazos when the sand bass are running and enjoyed the heck out of all the catfish that have come out of that river. Now those catfish have a good taste! We've had many a fishing trip to the good ole Brazos which included canoeing and swimming...a fun river. Wow! It's hard to single out one river in particular.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:02 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Talking If They Don't Stink Too Much, They Qualify

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It's too hard for me to pick one river out as my favorite. There are too many with things I love about them. The cold water of the San Marcos, the beauty of the Frio, the list could go on and on. I've had more fun than a barrel of monkeys fishing on the Brazos when the sand bass are running and enjoyed the heck out of all the catfish that have come out of that river. Now those catfish have a good taste! We've had many a fishing trip to the good ole Brazos which included canoeing and swimming...a fun river. Wow! It's hard to single out one river in particular.
Well, for me, there are some high favorites, some in the middle ground, and a few least favorites. So, in essence, it's not a favorite kid!
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:32 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Great West Texas Scene

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The Pecos.

Why? Well because...

http://carlsbadconcerts.com/images/pecos.jpg (broken link)



I've got to hand it to you, Muhnay. It's the best "well, because" that I've ever seen. You don't even need words to describe the Pecos River. Just let these photos do it for us. Great views. And a great history, indeed.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:55 AM
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Location: Texas
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:57 AM
Status: "soft lips are open. them knuckles are pale" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Texas
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^^^ You've got to love the Llano. If anyone hasn't made the drive from Austin to Llano on hwy 71, you don't know what you're missing. Shoot, make the run to Brady. The hill country starts to end as you move head further northwest to Brady, but just outside Llano, there are some beautiful hills.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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The Pecos.

Why? Well because...HISTORY.
Magnificent picture of Pecos Highbridge......I wish I could find my old pictures when the river was a lot higher. I just hate to see the water levels going down in both the Pecos and the Devil's...but they are.
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