The other day I decided to just go for a nice drive by myself. I love taking trips alone and I am incredibly blessed to live in the center of a state with wonderful little towns all around me. I headed out to Kerrville (about an hour from San Antonio) to stop at my favorite Cross at the top of a hill. From there, I went just a little further west to Ingram and Hunt. There is a Stonehenge II replica in Ingram and a "Boot Fence" in Hunt. Neither one of these attractions can be found in most tour books. They are out of the way and probably not appealing to most people. They are MY FAVORITE! They are also both FREE. This makes them extra special in my book. All it costs is the gas to get there and the time I want to spend wandering. The Stonehenge replica is owned by the HCAF (Hill Country Arts Foundation). They are located just off the main road in Ingram. While wandering around the grounds, I happened to catch a wonderful temporary exhibit of BOOKS! Another one of my favorite things. All the books were saved from the trash and repurposed into amazing ART. Several different local artists created the pieces and I was in pure heaven as I studied each item. I was the only one there so I had a nice private tour and spent about an hour in the one room exhibit.
After soaking in the sunshine at the Hill Country Arts Foundation, I headed a bit further west to Hunt. I had seen a picture of a fence lined with boots in one of my travel books "Scenic Hill Country Drives". I had been wanting to see it for myself for quite awhile now and this was the perfect day to do it. I drove past some lovely scenery and stopped multiple times for picture taking and just appreciation. I was listening to some new cd's I had borrowed from the library. For most of this day, I had on either Gospel or Christian Rap. Yes, I was driving in the COUNTRY and listening to Rap. Mmmm Hmmmm, THAT is just how I roll sometimes! I live in Bob Ross Land where "It's YOUR world" and there are no rules and no accidents. Mistakes on a canvas are turned into birds or branches on a tree. THAT is the kind of world I want everyone to have. It's simply all about perspective.
Todays slideshow has been exported for optimal viewing on your computer/laptop or TV screen. Since it is Saturday, I figured you may want to watch it on the "big screen" versus your phone. So as you enjoy this 7 minute journey with me, you may see several pictures of the same thing. They will be just slightly different and more than likely, taken at just another angle. It completely changes the view and the picture when you take the time to see it from ALL sides. It's the same way I see people. I don't just see them at face value, I see them for their FULL value. I see what is INside of them more than I see the outside. It's only when we stop and take the back road that we can really appreciate and understand the ENTIRE road.
The music is Faith Hill "There will come a day" and Rodney Atkins "Take a back road".