Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Prettiest Town I've Ever Seen

I haven't written much about my adopted hometown. I love it! Abilene is just right for me. Maybe a few more stores but how many places do we need to spend money? I love the weather (yes, it's hot that's why we have air conditioning) and the scenery. What scenery? you ask. The beautiful sky that seems to go on forever. The wonderful sunsets that paint unbelievable colors. The gnarled Mesquite trees that hug the ground and grow in such foreign shapes. The cactus that covers the embankments and grows right up against fences.

Yes, Abilene is home to me. I pray I never have to leave it. I could live here the rest of my life.

That doesn't mean it doesn't have it's oddities. It does. I'm going to begin showing you picture of some of the weird things I see around town - cause there's lots of stuff!

This is a picture of a brick that hangs from a tree limb down the street from Thomas Elementary. It's about 2 feet from the ground. It's been there ever since Kenny started school there (I assume before?) and I have no idea its function. Why would you hang a brick from a tree limb? Batting practice?

Weird stuff. More to come.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they swing standing up. OR maybe the limb needs to be weighted down for some reason. It is pretty odd though.

Anonymous said...

I have no clue on that one. How strange.

I love Abilene too. We drive to Dallas frequently to visit inlaws...and leave there everytime missing Abilene like crazy. You just take for granted what a nice, relaxing town Abilene really is. And where else do you get to see bricks hanging from trees? Thats just stuff you don't get to see everyday.

Sarah said...

Ooooh -- I want to play!! Let's have a day to post the strangest thing you've seen in town. I guess I can't use my Christmas Seal!

Tammy M. said...

I loved your post. I love Abilene!

Anonymous said...

Born and raised here. See people I know everywhere I go. See people I was in elementary school with. We recognize each other. I like to visit and see other places but when we are through, Abilene is home. I hope you stay here always Denise. I love you and our other sisters. I would miss you so much.

Anonymous said...

Our family has grown to love Abilene, too and I'm very happy we are stationed here and I know I'll be sad when it's time to leave. The people are one of the best things about the city.
Something strange we noticed when we first arrived. We were at the intersection waiting to pull into the main gate of the AFB and there was stuffed animal gorilla tied to the pole across from us. It was there for a long time. Now, it's gone and a teddy bear is in it's place. STRANGE!

Also, it cracks me up how people say they are "fixin to" here.

Anonymous said...

I am SO happy you like Abilene. We were very excited when Jim got transfered back here. It is so much nicer to have you all just across town, and getting Kenny and Abbie without all the miles! Pop says it saves on gas too!! We love you all !