Saturday, June 29, 2019

Luckenbach Texas


I'll let you scroll through the pics of Luckenbach, TX.  My comments are at the end.













The story of Luckenbach, Texas is here:  Luckenbach Texas  <--Clicky

I had no idea it was an abandoned town.  I thought it was a city.  It's just a few acres that once housed as many in the community as 400- ish.  But for a time.  The post office was once real, but retired zip code in 1971.  Willie Nelson did make a surprise visit there at one time.

Their general store and event website:  Luckenbach, Texas Website

Lyrics to the song:

"Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)"

The only two things in life
That make it worth livin'
Is guitars to tune good 
And firm feelin' women

I don't need my name in the marquis lights
I got my song and I got you with me tonight
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas 
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we're livin'
Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs
And Newbury's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain 
Out in Luckenbach, Texas 
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain

So baby let's sell your diamond ring
Buy some boots and faded jeans and go away
This coat and tie is choking me
In your high society you cry all day

We've been so busy 
Keepin' up with the Jones
Four car garage and we're still building on
Maybe it's time we got 
Back to the basics of love

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas 
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we're livin'
Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs
And Newbury's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas 
Ain't nobody feelin' no pain

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas 
With Willie and Waylon and the boys
This successful life we're livin' 
Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys

Between Hank Williams pain songs
And Jerry Jeff's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas 
There ain't nobody feelin' no pain

We didn't stay long.  I'd have been ok to stay for a beer.  But Katy was driving so I didn't push it.  We went to a wine tasting instead nearby. 

I do want to go back one day, hang out in the shade trees, have a beer, listen to the band, and watch the chickens run around and buy a t-shirt. ;-)  It had a really good vibe to it for a laid back time.

I have a day or two more of vacay photos and then I'll be finished.  Kind of spreading it out right now.  Luckenbach is worthy of it's own entry, lol.

And while doing this entry, I'm listening to Willie Nelson. 
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So the work week is over now and it's Saturday morning.  I got to sleep in and get 8 hours of sleep and that was wonderful.  Even Maisy let me sleep.  I woke up thinking I was a dog magnet - lol.  Roger was at my feet, his body alongside my legs.  Maisy was at my pillow with her face starting into mine.

I had been dreaming that I went back to break to my dorm room and it had been all rearranged and none of my stuff in the room and much of it sitting outside the room.  I was upset and began saying "where is my stuff?" Someone said "the year is over and they are making it ready for the next crew".  I went to open my closet and none of my stuff was in there either, but there were TWO dogs in there.  One was bigger than the other.  They were sweet dogs and they were hungry.  I fed them and took them with me.  I looked and there was no name on the collar - a tag but no information of owner or even the pets name.  I'm not sure what the tag said.  I rescued the dogs from their closet and they instantly became mine.  And we went and joined the crew I was with. 

I eventually let the dogs roam as we were eating and shopping and it was hard to hold them - and we lost one, but it came back around at the end and we left the area, but not before two women came in - a mother and daughter - headed back to the room and to the closet.  I figured they were the mean owners of the dogs by leaving them no food and water.  I left the room quickly b/c I wanted the dogs to have a good life and well taken care of. And I didn't really want to know if they were the owners. Then I woke up and saw my own two rescued dogs faces waiting for me to wake up!  ;-) 

The dogs in the dream were different looking than my dogs.  Now that I'm awake I kind of miss them.  lol  But they will be etched in my mind.  My dreams are interesting.  I have had a few of them this week.  One morning I awoke and I had been dreaming about working and I was continually given project after project and responsibility after responsibility - until I was running a department store, a restaurant, and leading an office area- I had numerous hats and would go running from one job to the other.  What is that supposed to mean?  Why would I dream that.  Is God trying to tell me something?

Anyway, I'm glad it's the weekend.  I have to refresh the house, try to swap George's t-shirt, do some laundry, and organize and plan a bit.  Some things have changed with the business so I need to figure out a few things.

I am happy to be home and able to work on my own agenda - as always. 

The coffee is good this morning.  I keep going back for more. 

"Itty Bitty Kitty" is still around and coming closer every day.  Two feet today.  She is more and more comfortable.  But I want to hold her and pet her.  I will have to be patient.

Ok on with the day! 

1 comment:

  1. I've decided I need to take a trip to Texas sometime after seeing your pictures! I think I'd go in the winter though so it wouldn't be so hot.

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