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Old 04-14-2008, 09:50 PM   #15
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Ok, everyone who can pronounce Pedernales raise your hand. I lived in Rollin’ Oaks for about 9 years. Driftwood mail, but Wimberley (can spell that too) phone book. Got my ’67 Trade Wind in San Marcos. The very beginning of Alluminitus.
Well let's see... "Perd'nales" is how I grew up saying it... Now it's more like "Per-duh-nales".
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #16
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Well let's see... "Perd'nales” is how I grew up saying it... Now it's more like “Per-duh-nales”.
Perd’nales Correct

Per-duh-nales. Incorrect

Damn phonetics. Just ask Willie.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #17
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Well let's see... "Perd'nales" is how I grew up saying it... Now it's more like "Per-duh-nales".
No kidding... kind of like "man-cha-ca" vs. "manchack"... "BurNET" vs. "Burnit"...

Yup, times are a'changin' 'round here... That's OK. Easier to spot.

Vaughn, you wouldn't believe what Driftwoods' like now...
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:23 PM   #18
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Perd’nales Correct

Per-duh-nales. Incorrect

Damn phonetics. Just ask Willie.
Yeah, I'll catch him, next time I'm up Briarcliff way...
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #19
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Yeah, I'll catch him, next time I'm up Briarcliff way...
Friends of mine built the fireplaces in the house he lost to the IRS. Oh well, caca passa.

Hi Jaxon,

Looks like we both missed the spring Branson rally. Yeah, I can pronounce Manchaca too.

I ran into someone here in LR that could pronounce Pedernales a while back, spent some time remembering. Pedernales is a gatekeeper question; Manchaca is a final qualifying question.

The whole area has changed dramatically.

Little Rock has too. I had my Trade Wind in a trailer park on south Bowman Road in the early ’90s in a trailer park. (It has since been closed for natural gas leakage.) I would bicycle on Bowman Road up to Shackelford Road. Now there are subdivisions and a Best Buy where I bicycled.
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No kidding... kind of like "man-cha-ca" vs. "manchack"... "BurNET" vs. "Burnit"...
Hey now - don't forget about "Kaynig" Lane, crossing "Burnit!"

I've driven up "Manshack" a time or two, and "BalCOnees"
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:12 PM   #22
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The Adm. Nimitz museum is a nice visit in Fredricksburg, too... things are indeed expensive there. Big issue there is keeping out the chain stores downtown so as to keep the local flavor. Good idea imho.

Alpine-Marfa-Ft. Davis is one of our most favorite places, too. It's amazing to see what's happened to Marfa within the last several years since it was "discovered". Certainly alot of interesting (different) things there now. Great star gazing at night in that area, especially if you bring a telescope. McDonald observatory gives tours and lets you look through one of their smaller scopes. Pretty cool.

I suggested a rally to the state park (F.D.) under the Forums rally thread some time ago. Generated some interest... Would be fun to do a caravan from central Texas down I-10...
Hmmm, I had no idea Marfa had become such a cultural Mecca in recent years. My dad was born and raised in Alpine, and I spent many summer weeks as a kid hanging out there with my Grandpa, wandering around all areas of the Davis Mountains. They are indeed a really nice place to do some camping. When my Grandpa passed away, my dad sold all the property and I haven't been back since, though I really miss it sometimes.
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No kidding... kind of like "man-cha-ca" vs. "manchack"... "BurNET" vs. "Burnit"...

Yup, times are a'changin' 'round here... That's OK. Easier to spot.

Vaughn, you wouldn't believe what Driftwoods' like now...
"It's Burn-it dern-it cantcha lern-it?" That's how I used to correct all of the yankees and Californians.

Now I don't even bother, like you said, makes 'em easier to spot.

Times they are indeed a'changin'.
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Hey now - don't forget about "Kaynig" Lane, crossing "Burnit!"

I've driven up "Manshack" a time or two, and "BalCOnees"
Don't forget to order some Gwok-a-moley on Gwad-a-loop.
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Don't forget to order some Gwok-a-moley on Gwad-a-loop.
Aw, shoot fire! I fergot about the Gwad-a-loop! For a native Austinite like myself to forget that - why, it's a gawl-darned gin-u-wine 'Merican tragedy.


Oh, and Cypress Creek Cafe in Wimberley has an awesome pan-fried CFS.

Sorry, Tom - for hijacking your thread.
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Dave, not a problem. It's fun noticing the changes. We're at Prude Ranch now. Temps are in the low 80's in the mtns, and the evenings are in the high 40's. There's a 3/4 moon that lights up the landscape. A lot of dejavu going on here.

We went to Marfa and looked at a lot of scrap iron called art, and a bunch of boxes made of aluminum as well. I'll take Benini Ranch's style of art. From Marfa I went over to Alpine. Egads they actually have a Sonic inside the city limits. Went over to my favorite saddle shop and admired their leather work. They've gone upscale with a website and everything. The Sul Ross campus remains unchanged. All the student apartments are still there. The ride back to the ranch really brought back memories. I drove that hwy every day during the week for just shor of a year.

I've got to upload the pictures to the computer, and then i'll see whhat's fit for posting. Off to the old fort tomorrow, and a broom shop.

I did something stupider than normal, and my slide-out seems to be off track, but I'll post that on a seperate thread.

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Dave, not a problem. It's fun noticing the changes. We're at Prude Ranch now. Temps are in the low 80's in the mtns, and the evenings are in the high 40's. There's a 3/4 moon that lights up the landscape. A lot of dejavu going on here.

We went to Marfa and looked at a lot of scrap iron called art, and a bunch of boxes made of aluminum as well. I'll take Benini Ranch's style of art. From Marfa I went over to Alpine. Egads they actually have a Sonic inside the city limits. Went over to my favorite saddle shop and admired their leather work. They've gone upscale with a website and everything. The Sul Ross campus remains unchanged. All the student apartments are still there. The ride back to the ranch really brought back memories. I drove that hwy every day during the week for just shor of a year.

I've got to upload the pictures to the computer, and then i'll see whhat's fit for posting. Off to the old fort tomorrow, and a broom shop.

I did something stupider than normal, and my slide-out seems to be off track, but I'll post that on a seperate thread.

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A Sonic in the Alpine city limits, eh? Zounds! Last time we were there we lunched at Edelweiss - was pretty good! Seems to me they were doing some kind of construction at Sul Ross when we were through there... maybe I'm thinking of some place else... We went over for the evening to Marfa and saw the "alien headlights" as well. I found that particular experience to be sort of a letdown, but it was more than made up for by the scores of jackrabbits lining the highway between there and Ft. Davis. We were like "What the heck?!" and kept worrying about them darting out in front of the truck. Then it finally dawned on us what was going on; we were there in July two years ago, and they'd had a lot less rain than usual (not that they get much to begin with), but it was bad enough that Davis Mtns. S.P. had a complete burn ban. Anyhow, what little rain they did get that landed on the highways funneled naturally to the shoulders, since it couldn't soak into the asphalt. This made the grass immediately adjacent to the roadways virtually the only lush, leafy green substance for at least a few hundred square miles. So these jackrabbits weren't worrying about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence (road, in this case), they were more than content staying right where they were, and so were we! Still a pretty surreal experience, though!

The old fort there at Ft. Davis is pretty cool - last time I was there they had done some more with the old hospital and the officers' quarters - and it was looking pretty good. Also got a meal at the Hotel Limpia there in town. Mighty tasty, and my wife was so impressed, she bought their cookbook!

We're going to try for another trip out there this next summer when it starts getting too hot here. Highs in the 80's to low 90's during the day, and 50's at night definitely appeals over the humidity and above-century mark temps here in Austin!
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I'm going to try to upload some pictures I've taken so far.

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This is the entrance to Prude Ranch. It's been around since the late 19th century, and currently there are 5 generations now on the ranch. I visited with the head of the family, John Robert, and we remembered my times on the ranch.

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A ferral hog about 75 yards away from the trailers. Need to keep the trash contained.

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This was in Marfa at the Jordan Art foundation's showrooms on the old Army base. The rest are of the same.

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