Monday, May 11, 2009

A few random bits

Couple o' bits that may be of interest. Or not. But I'm posting them anyway so here we go:

Went over to Llano at the weekend, about 1.5 hours away, for a clay shooting competition. We stopped in Llano town first as we'd got there quite early. Found a very nice little coffe shop called Fuel, in which Alan enjoyed his usual quad espresso, in fact he complimented them on the coffee which means it must have been good. I had a huge peach smoothie which was delicious.

Here's the courthouse in Llano, it's quite pretty:

We moved on to the shooting club and plinked our way around a very hard clays course. There were 50 birds and only one guy had scored more than 40 by the time we left later on. Of course we didn't go anywhere until we had partaken of the immense barbeque feast that was laid on as part of the package. They have a coal-producing wood burner, they take the coal and put it in the smoker. The meat came out very tasty as only Texas BBQ can be. Add to this a huge array of home-made side dishes and desserts that all the locals provide and you don't leave hungry.

The wildflowers are out in force around Llano, they're really pretty at the moment, and the shooting club was no exception:

Lastly, I saw a huge snake today! OK, maybe not moster sized but easily the biggest I have yet seen in the wild. It was crossing the road when I was returning to the house earlier. I reckon it to be at least three feet long. It obligingly stopped long enough for me to grab this picture, before scooting into the verge.

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