And the road goes on forever...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Miscellaneous From Wichita Falls

Large trees drape the lovely old campus of Midwestern State University not far from Marc’s job site. What a far cry the sprawling campus is today with its shady courtyards from when it was first started in the early 1900’s by the city fathers Kell and Kemp.

Who would think to find the water department or the building department in a wonderful old 1927 building such as this? In addition to housing City Hall, this edifice also has a large civic auditorium which has played host to many entertainers.

No one need wonder why they call the south the “bible belt”; Wichita Falls has more than its fair share of old and stately churches but I must admit I have never quite seen one that smacks more of a federal courthouse than this example. What were they thinking? Rather than going to pray it seems one would feel like they were instead going on trial. Of course, come to think of it, maybe that’s the point.

I have one thing I have come up with that I will miss about Texas. They have the sweetest, juiciest watermelons here, grown right across the border in Oklahoma! Now it’s time to leave!