I don't think I'm actually going to get to this post tonight, but might as well begin the process.
John Lomax and I set out last Friday at 9 AM for a long walk across an unspecified part of Houston. the initial plan was to walk from Telephone Rd outside the beltway into downtown along Telephone. Due to the lack of any substantial bus service out the due south/ SSE direction, we were forced to reconsider.
Playing it by ear, we decided Clinton Dr, running parallel to the ship channel and out east would be a good idea.
It was a pretty hot day, with very intense sun (like Marfa style) and as we walked out Lyons Avenue towards where Clinton begins (at Lockwood) we decided to eschew the bus and just walk it.
The next post I make (tomorrow) will have a detailed description plus many pictures of just what we saw and experienced. This was a very interesting walk, not so much in what we saw, but in what we experienced and the amount of empty space, aging industrial infrastructure, and sunlight we took through the various senses. This was the most intense physical walk BY FAR we have done- I nearly passed out from the heat for the first time since cross country back in high school.
Yes, tomorrow- I drove from San Antonio to Marfa today in the 67 Suburban- fully loaded with wood, insulation and tools. Very slow going and the exhaust leak is worse. I am pretty beat up, plus tomorrow I have an early morning- I've got to pick up my laundry at Tumbleweed laundry here in Marfa- I loaded it up too late and they were ready to close. Just as well- I really didn't want to sit there and wait for it. Not only that, but I have a full day's worth of work to do on the office renovation project. Materials are here- got to finish the last of the demolition of the old stuff and get the new stuff cranking. New ghetto blaster with CD and tape should really help get me motivated.
Lastly- I saw Rob Zombie's "Halloween" last night. Very violent. Successfully disturbing. Don't see it if you don't like violence. - David