Sometimes things just don't work out like you planned. It was actually rather nice to have absolutely nothing to do. My plans to visit the Raymond Museum went up in smoke when I couldn't get ahold of anyone to confirm they were actually open. The answering machine referred to being gone over Labor Day weekend, so that adventure has stayed on my list tacked to the wall.
With fuel now at a record $4.89 per gallon ... no kidding, that's what it costs here because the station with diesel at $4.69 had their pumps closed off ... I didn't want to make a trip for nothing. This isn't because of California taxes because early last year fuel was $2.59 at this same station.
In the meantime, here's one of my favorite cowboy pictures. Someone spent a lot of time posing them. I'm guessing it's maybe 30's or 40's? Apparently they didn't get the part about the hat brim shading your face from the sun.
Over the years, I have definitely taken advantage of the Doctor's orders (when I was very young) to keep cowboy boots on these feet! This is a view of the five I wore this last week. There's probably another 20 pair in the closet. I actually have boots that are 30 years old and I'm still wearing them.I admit, the really good boot makers are mostly out of business nowadays. Tony Lama and Dan Post were a couple of my favorites. They aren't even available around here any more. A good pair of boots used to run maybe $50, but now have edged their way up to $300-$400, while the craftsmanship has disappeared. I'm guessing if you live in Texas, you have much better choices than Boot Barn in California.
Cooper didn't care about the boots, he was just barking at that dog in the mirror!
I wore my hat with pride all the way to Home Depot.