Before leaving town today we headed to Belton Lake’s dam which was build and is owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. One little tidbit not written about is that on a chainlink fence people have place love locks. Check out those pictures to see what we mean. There are several murals by the east side of the dam. Check them out. You may wish to take that long picture and drag and drop it onto your computer to enlarge and enjoy the details.
Jorge insisted on taking rural roads and we found ourselves on some very lonely and lovely roads. Amazingly, the speed limit was 60mph…only in Texas! We found a neat park full of sculptures while trying to locate the World’s Largest Spur in Lampasas, TX. Then we landed on a park that had some very serious statue art. The one with a giant catfish on top of a rusty, old pickup truck is funny. There’s a tractor that is covered in paint and looks as if some hippie from the 1960’s did the work. We would have stayed longer but there is a sulfur spring in the park and the odor was something else.
In Brady, TX we located Brady Butane Company face. That is one big, round, happy butane tank. The town of Brady is the heart of Texas. That’s why the city hall has a map of the state with a great red heart in its center. In San Angelo, TX Jorge took a picture of a building covered with a mural that included the Mario Brothers. You do know them, right? Finally, before reaching our hotel we drove by the Uniroayal Tire Company in Lamesa, TX to take a picture of a large statue of the Uniroyal Gal and Tornadoes cheerleader.