Saturday, November 6, 2010

Texas Tidbits: Bob's Big Bend Adventure

Photo from Bob's Big Bend Adventure**
Texas is about 267,000 square miles of Bad Ass. I have traveled about four-fifths of those 267,000 square miles. The one-fifth of Texas I haven't seen is the area in and around the Big Bend. Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I'll make that trip with wife and little girls next summer. However, a good friend of mine, Bob Zeller at Texas Tweeties recently took a trip to the Big Bend with his lovely wife, Ann. I like Bob and all, but I gotta tell you, he married up.Way up. :) Now where was I? Bob...trip...Ann....oh,yeah, so Bob and Ann take this trip to the Big Bend. Bob wrote a bit of commentary about the trip and he took loads of photos that illustrate the rugged, unspoiled beauty of this part of Texas and serialized it on his blog. So far, there are five installments of Bob' writings and photos, with each one more breathtaking than the last. If you've never been tp this part of Texas or if you've been a hundred times, you are sure to find something new in Bob's posts. Give 'em a read and let your imagination run wild with thoughts of cowboys and the Indians that roamed these mountains and prairies that are still just as wild and untamed as they were hundreds of years ago.

Here are the keys to Bob's Place:
Go forth and explore Bob's Big Adventure to the Big Bend and check out the outstanding photos. And while you're over at Bob' place, I think you'd like to think about ordering one of his Texas Tweeties 2011 calendars. Aside from the magnificent photography you'd expect from Bob, the calendars are very sturdy, not that cheap ass paper you get at your local retailer. Just to remind you, I do not receive any remunerations for hawking Bob's calendar. 1) I have one so I know of what I speak when I describe it. 2) Bob put in countless hours getting the photos in the calendar. Birds ain't like a dog, they don't come to you when you whistle. 3) Bob is my friend and having gotten to know him over the last couple months, I have great respect and admiration for him 4) He's from Michigan, yet he chooses to be a Texan. That alone is reason enough to respect the man.
5) I am all about helping a friend.

***Photo copyright by Bob Zeller***


  1. Great post. I'm thinking about part 6 soon. By the way, you gotta stop in San Angelo on your way. And, yeah, I married WAY UP. Ann's a great lady.


  2. Oh, how I could forget. Thanks, Toby, for all the great words and compliments that you have paid me. I could never re-pay you for them, except maybe another round of margaritss. :-) You are indeed a great friend.


  3. Bob...count on the margaritas, it's a done deal.
    As far as kind words and such, it's my pleasure. I remind you that I just call 'em like I see 'em. I am honored to have you as a friend, Bob.

  4. Love the index - like a tourism guide!
    Love your sense of humour too. :)

  5. missusk76...thank you for stopping by and the kind words. Please stop by a lot. :)


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