Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hiking Hilly Texas Prairie With Towering Hoodoos Before Finding Borscht
The foliage has become more colorful since I was last on the Tandy Hills, a week ago. Many leaves have decided to turn on the fall color, with some still resisting and remaining green.
There was no muddy sign, on any of the trails I traversed today, of Wednesday's mini-deluge. I was not sure that would be the case, but decided the Tandy Hills were my go to place today, even if there was a slight chance of mud.
The towering Tandy Hoodoo which leans over the intersection of the View Street Trail and the Trail to Tandy Falls remains towering, as you can see. I had some concern that recent winds would have toppled the Tandy Hills newest monument.
Upon completing the hill hiking, because it is Saturday, I was off to Town Talk to do some treasure hunting.
Today the most unusual thing I got at Town Talk was 3 jars of Borscht. The label claims the Borscht is all-natural. The only ingredients are beets, water, sugar and salt. By all-natural does that mean it was made in Russia? I did not look long enough at the label to determine the country of origin.
I also got a big block of jalapeno jack cheese, two tubs of artisan lettuce, steak burritos, blue corn tortillas and tomatoes.
The only time I remember having Borscht was years ago at Pike Place Market in Seattle at a Russian food purveyor's place.
One more look, from today, of the fall colors coloring up the Tandy Hills....