Saturday, September 1, 2012
Pedaling By The Green Trinity River In Gateway Park While Thinking About Clear Texas Water & Apples & Cherries
I really don't think a jade shade of green is a good look for a river, even though it nicely color coordinates with the surrounding foliage.
I can't help but wonder what makes the Trinity River a jade shade of green.
I have seen rivers in Texas with really clear water. Like the San Marcos River that flows out of Aquarena Springs. I've seldom seen a springs with water as clear as that in Aquarena.
Texas State University San Marcos runs the Aquarena Center, which is a sort of combo education center/entertainment complex.
I've only been to San Marcos and the Aquarena Center once. At that point in time, adjacent to Aquarena Springs there was a Ghost Theme Park. As in an abandoned theme park. The rides were built on a hill that rises by Aquarena Springs.
After I finished pedaling a few miles in the Gateway Park shade I went to Town Talk.
Town Talk was a madhouse zoo today.
A place holder in the busy checkout line got cranky at me when I suggested she get out of my way so I could unload the stuff I wanted to buy. She made quite a fuss. It was sort of the checkout line version of Texans who don't understand the right of way concept when they are befuddled at a four way stop.
I got apples and cherries, both from Chelan in my old home state of Washington. The apples are Delicious. The cherries are Rainiers.
Town Talk was also selling big boxes of plums for only $5 today. This was way more plums than the bushel of plums I previously got from Town Talk. I was a bit overwhelmed with the previous over supply of plums so I passed on the Town Talk plums today.
Earlier today I agreed with Marie that Washington was more expensive than Texas. Steve A then pointed out that the annual A/C bill is a lot bigger in Arlington, Texas than in Arlington, Washington. I thought that this was amusing.
Not all is cheaper in Texas. Keeping cool is costly. Pretty much free of charge in Washington. Most of the time.