Friday, February 20, 2009

Bank at Fredericksburg, TX

On my way out of Austin and headed to El Paso, Matt, my boyfriend, and I drive through a small early German settlement town. Sure my picture may not be very good, but it is of what looks like an original building and the Fredericksburg bank!

I thought it looked cool. Now let me share with you a little something about TX. Sure I've enjoyed myself in the beautiful city of Austin. I've visited the capitol building, very impressive, and enjoyed the view from Mt Bonnell. This city has a great energy and much to offer. But driving IN texas is the bane of my existence. The other night, after a delicious dinner at this joint right off I-10 in houston, Pappasitos, I get in the driver's seat and take over duties. All is good until I take the interstate that takes us into Austin. This little two lane thing is crawling with troopers. And yes, within 10 minutes of getting on the thing, my Chinese ass gets the flashing lights and the pull over signal. B$tch! All right. Be cool. I give him my license and insurance. He asks if I'm a student? Why am I in such a rush and gives me a printed out 'warning.' The warning states that I was going 10% above the speed limit. Argh. What I really wanted to say was 'Listen my bald headed mo-fo of a trooper, I'm a good girl driving a corolla. Don't you have better things to do? This is costing me valuable sleep time.' But since it was just a warning and not a ticket, I let him off.

A few minutes after I get that first warning and start along my way, on cruise control at 66 mph, I get pulled over AGAIN?!???!!!!!!!???!! This time it is. Because I was pointing out to Matt how 'the Man' pulled over another sorry human being and I slowed down since they were on the side of the road. I didn't switch lanes cause I thought too jerky and dangerous of a maneuver. And wouldn't you know it, I get pulled over for NOT switching lanes unsafely. Oy! Now this guy was nice about it, saying most people don't know it is law to switch left when an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, but gives me a written warning anyhow. And when was this? The warning was printed all of 16 minutes after my FIRST warning. I am over driving in Texas. God bless texas my ass! Am I gun shy about driving in this huge state? Yes!

And the funniest thing I saw at the capitol in Austin? All the light fixtures in the House of Rep and Senate rooms had beautiful lights, and in every light was the word 'Texas', just in case you forget what state you're in. That picture will come later. It was pretty fun.

Now off to El Paso, the half-way point between Houston and LA! Jeopardy trivia. Uh huh!