2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: The journey home

Image: Milo playing with his present: The Austin Alligator. I wanted something relevant to Texas and as I had photographed an alligator in the wild at Brazoria Wildlife Reserve in 2012 this one seemed appropriate, and it squeaks too.

Audio: Grimethorpe Colliery Band Playing Jerusalem, ideal for my final flight and drive across the Pennines to my beloved Yorkshire and home.

The relevance of t...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: McAllen to Austin

Image: Clark removes the colonial flag as I depart thus notifying neighbours his English guest is no longer in residence. I had a great time and was sad to go.

Audio: Clark is playing on piano, his very own variation of Pachelbel's Canon  one of the best I have ever heard.

 

01.05.2017 – 148) Alarm sounds I’m out of bed

Shower an’ dress for the day ahead

Another long drive towards t...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: McAllen

Image: In Reynosa, Mexico. l to r Perla, (Mario's sister), me, Mario, Chiviz (his mum) and Clark after enjoying breakfast and a morning in Mexico.

Audio: My friend Clark playing piano, a tribute to his husband Mario, "Mario's Song" such a beautiful tune.

 

27.04.2017 – 124) Yesterday afternoon I did four classes

For Valley View High’s lads an’ lasses

Tell ‘em where I worked an’ abou...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Austin to McAllen

Image: The original flag when America was a colony, flown outside my friend Clarks house, he always flys it in honour of an English guest, I was honoured to be one such guest. A lover of the Royal Family he often flys the Royal Standard for stae occsions such as the Queen birthday. A highlight of one of his trips to London was when watching  Princess Ann pass by in a carriage she waved to him.

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Austin 2

Image: My third car some one hit my second one whilst it was parked, I noticed it the day after I got back from Lamesa. The first two cars were both light coloured. This one I got back ok, maybe I should ask for a red one next time. For some reason the darker the car the less trouble I seem to have.

 

24.04.2017 – 119) Kick Butt last night for the final time

Once more I did my rhyme

So...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Lamesa to Austin

Image: Budget Host motel car park, just before sunrise, the car is loaded, after taking this picture I was away. It's always a beautiful part of the day, so quiet.

 

23.04.2017 - 117) The sun’s still down,

I’m leavin’ Lamesa town

But the East horizon hue tells me sun up’s nearly due

An’ I know I’ve a fair way to go

So no hesitation, gentle acceleration to reach the speed I need

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Lamesa

Image: Texas humour, well West Texas anyway, I was sat with David aka Ben, Bob and Regina a local journalist having  ameal at the Senior Citizens Centre when we were approached by a local character known as an ecentric. He asked if any of us had a "diamond pin", we said no, he offered us one, somewhat perplexed we said "yes please" the result was the attached play on words "dime and pin" and Lames...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Austin to Lamesa

Image: One of the reasons for making an early start, nice clear roads, this is the road between Llano and Mason, I should have turned of it for Brady but turning right in Mason led me to Brady and it was only a matter of a few minutes difference. Speed limit is 75, as can be seen in the poem, because it's quiet there is the choice of making progress or enjoying the scenery.

 

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: Austin 1

Image: Haiku event at The Full English, an Austin cafe based on a cafe in Bradford  which sells food cooked English style, Fish and Chips and Full English breakfasts. They've also got HP sauce and English malt vinegar, one of the few places I don't have to take mine. It is also rapidly making its name as a great open mic venue. I'm reciting a haiku about one of their lamb pasties, written on the s...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: The journey out

Image: Just outside Austin Airport Terminal making my way to collect my hire car, minus my suitcase which would arrive the following day

 

01.04.2017 - 13)

I rise, wash, dress, downstairs I’m bound

Trying not to make a sound,

Cup of coffee to bring me round

Then while family and Milo are sleeping, out of the house I’m creeping

Like a thief in the night, for the taxi to the air...

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2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: The Run Up

Image: Our new addition Milo another Boston Terrier enjoying a sleep as in poem 5, not to replace Louie but as a pet in his own right. Poem 5 was also my first of 2017. This will be the third blog in a row that has featured a Boston Terrier as the "Run up" image

 

13.08.2016 - 1) The urge to book my flight I feel

Search the internet for the best deal

Quotes printed of to the letter, bu...

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