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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Ark-La-Tex, Nac Next Up For Your Writer's Upcoming Vacation

Posted 01-24-2022 at 01:12 PM by case44
Updated 01-24-2022 at 01:44 PM by case44

I'll be attempting to resurrect a plan originally intended for the middle of last February. It didn't go off because we had a rude interruption to our mild winter with the biggest Arctic blast this writer had ever seen. You know the rest of the story, so I'll move on from that.

Here it comes, one month away, a little more than a year later, and Ol' Case will give it a go again. Gas up that Shark! Time for Case to head to the Ark-La-Tex region, and then on down to Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas. Six days on the road, as Dave Dudley used to say. Since I'll do this around the last week of February, and though nothing's guaranteed, things should be better this time around. We should not have temperatures hovering around 0 (That generally happens every thirty years in North Texas, and the National Weather Service still sticks by the mild winter prediction), nor should there be any snow. That cannot happen two years in a row in my part of the country, and it just never does. Oh, I'll monitor the forecasts the week before the trip, but as it is, I'm more optimistic than last time. The week off is going to happen whether I go or not, but I like the chances.

This writer will travel to Texarkana and check out the work progress on the corridors being built in the area (Interstates 49 and 369). On the latter, there's just some sign work, as no new road work has occurred as yet since that segment of freeway was built a number of years ago, but there is expected to be more in the not-too-distant future. And, along with a museum or two, not to mention other historic points of interest, Case has a few local eateries picked out for his all-important mealtimes. My road trip will continue through the Ark-La-Tex region with a brief stop in Jefferson mid-week before settling in Nacogdoches. Same basic thing once in Nac, with a number of places picked for my enjoyment, and all the while surrounded by tall pine trees. That's Deep East Texas for you. All that, and plenty of what should be some very good food, although some of these places will be first times for your writer, so we'll just see.

The Shark will be ready to roll, and so will The Case. With five weeks of vacation to use and a relatively new car on hand, it's time once again to explore that open road.
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  1. Old Comment
    Do you camp out or stay at motels?
    Posted 01-25-2022 at 05:56 PM by MoNative34 MoNative34 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Mo, I'm too old to camp outside. My back couldn't take it. Gotta be indoors at a hotel. And as cold as it might be for that week, it's important for me for that central air system to bring out a little warm air.
    Posted 01-26-2022 at 06:32 PM by case44 case44 is offline

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