Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little trip to the Hill Country

Soo...I made it through the little bug that crept into my blood stream for two days. Thursday I started off with a scratchy throat and coughing. By that evening I was starting to lose my voice and a fever snuck in and turned my brain to mush.

You were then all subjected to my goofy delirious post, for that there will never be enough sorries to cover it. I should know better than to get on the computer when my head feels like it is floating in the heavens, but when the delirium sets in all control is lost. The computer should have a breathe alizer or finger prick to block delirious posts! LOL! Warning: Virus detected! User blocked!

Just to let you know I am feeling much better now, still have the scratchy throat but thank goodness the head cleared up when the fever went away.

Yesterday afternoon I laid down to take a nap and hubby came home early, woke me up and asked if I wanted to go.
Huh, what? Go where and why? (while grabbing for some coffee)
Go with me to get some wood.
Ohhh, you want me to get out in the hot sunshine and work my butt off. Okay I'm game! Just let me get some coffee.

Off we go, to where I don't know.
We headed up to the lower portion of the hill country. Went past some of the most gorgeous houses I have ever seen. Totally not in the right kind of neighborhood for me to feel comfortable. I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb in these types of neighborhoods with their fancy houses and manicured lawns. Thankfully we went past that and moved on up into the wooded area still under development.

The job site hubby has been delivering to, has trees stacked up along side the gravel road still under construction. The contractor of the job gave hubby permission to cut and haul away all the wood he can get. Since getting free wood wasn't something hubby could pass up, there we were working our butts off in the hot Texas sun.

We took a break and I went exploring and found this hole in the ground. It was awesome! If you look closely enough you will see a fuzz all around the rim. That is a jillion billion Daddy Long Legs! I have never seen so many in all my life!

There were rocks like this one all over the place. I begged and pleaded to take a few home with us, but alas hubby wouldn't budge. Besides the ones I really wanted, you would need a crane for! LOL! I was in rock heaven and couldn't take a single one. Heartbreaking!!

There was also cactus everywhere too!

Seriously folks, I could live in that area very happily! It was just so beautiful!
If it hadn't had been for my persistent cough, I think we could have stayed out there all day. Unfortunately it was only two hours, but it was the best two hours I have had all week!



SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

What a lovely outing...glad you got to get out, even if you had to work some!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like you enjoyed yourself and glad the bug is gone and you are feeling better.

purplume said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow. I love seeing the Daddy long legs. I was terrified of spiders as a child but not Daddy long legs.

I love rocks too. I keep putting my back out with moving and arranging them in my yard.

I'm glad you are feeling better.

Thanks for your comment. I ended up buying a dress that I like.

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you are feeling better, and going out for the free wood actually turned into a nice outing it seems, you are doing a good job with that camera I have to say :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I thought you were gonna say it was bear fur or something!

Did you know Daddy Long Legs are one of the most poisonous spiders? But, their mouths aren't big enough to bite people so they aren't considered a threat! Weird little factoid there, huh?

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@SuziCate Even though the work was hard and it was super hot out, it was worth it!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Lucy Thanks Lucy! Yes, doing much better.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@purplume I have a whole pile of rocks in my yard that I can never find their permanate place.
Thanks and glad you get that dress.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Jimmy Thanks. Yeah it was well worth it! Thank you so much for the great compliment. I have been trying!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@pegbur7 LOL! No, no bears!
Ahh, the great debate of the daddy long legs. In doing this post I looked them up and Never had any clue that people thought that. There seems to be some that do and some that don't in the sceintific world.

kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful area! I love those rocks too! I'm sorry you were so sick, sweetie. I hope you're totally recovered by now...

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so nice! I really want to visit hill country!