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The neon maiden

What my well-traveled friend failed to tell me about The Range Café was that their logo was not going to be what I expected. I thought – and you did, too, I’ll bet – that “range” referred to the open range, to ranching, to cattle country, or whatever.

So it was a little bit of a giggle when I realized the the “range” was an old-timey kitchen range.

This vintage neon maiden – who is quite bendy – was a bit of a giggle as well.

The Range Café
Albuquerque, New Mexico
photographed 2.13.2018

It was all about those lights

You’ve probably got that friend who always knows the best places to eat. And if you’re lucky that friend travels around and also knows the best places to eat in other places, too. My friend Andy is that guy, and when I was planning a trip to Albuquerque a while back he advised – or actually, strongly encouraged – me to visit the Range Café in Albuquerque.

The Range has several locations, and I can’t speak for all of them, but this one had a great mid-Century vibe going, as you can tell from these light fixtures. And also, some tasty food.

The Range Café
Albuquerque, New Mexico
photographed 2.15.2018

Flag Store

This little enterprise is set up on the Interstate access road. The inventory is varied, but does seem to favor rugs and flags that have stars on them.

Sweetwater, Texas
photographed 2.23.2018


Along this ridge, south of Sweetwater, there are literally too many wind turbines to count.

(See those crooked white lines that look like giant sutures? Turbines. See what I mean?)

near Nolan, Texas
photographed 2.24.2018

The Eye of God


Yes, the (electronic) eye of God watches everyone who enters the church.

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

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