Texas MapReader, TexasSpanglish & MexicanFood

MAPS on the WWWeb? You know It!
Especially if you Spell it Backwards…
S P A M!

Betcha thought this Post was going to be a TravelLog for See America In December.

Nope…it’s too BrrrrrrCold around the USA.
Not about SPAM either...just thought I’d show off my ReverseSpellnSkills!

It's really about 'Traveling In Texas' with this GRIT as the MapReader. To put it Nicely…I’m Directionally Challenged! To put it in words of the Driver to the GRIT Navigator w/theMap…”You don’t know Snap from ShineOla”!
Okay, my theory is Always TurnRight….that way UCan NEVER go Wrong…and,
I’m always Right except when I get Right and Left confused.
This year for Christmas, I was gonna get the 'Driver' a ‘TomTomThingy’,but he said he wasn't the one who was 'Directionally Challenged' and MapReadin was his specialty!

Since this blog is about Collectin I guess I'd better tell you about this PuzzleMap I found at the AntiqueBarn. I think it's one map I can use to find my way around Texas well enough to take Ya'll on a trip to Buffalo Gap, Texas for some Collectible Pottery and Great Mexican Food.

I bet you thought I was kiddin when I said 'BUFFALO Gap'.
A while back (we use that phrase in Texas when we can't remember exactly when it was) My Three Amiga's and I took a road trip to Buffalo Gap. This GRIT was the 'Navagator', afterall I did have the 'PuzzleMap' memorized. Here's the 'BlackBox' recording of the directions as given to the Driver.

Okay, take a Right...I mean Left...Right Here. (She turns Right and we're lookin for a place to turn around).
Now, go straight til we come to a 'Y'inthRoad...Take the Left....I think....side of the Y to Abilene.
Nope, there it is....it's to the Right...I shoulda known.
Okay, stay STRAIGHT on this road til we get to FM89 then take the RightY....I think it's 89 and I'm sure it's Right. It's a ways yet!

Okay! Just a few more miles....there it is FM#89...Right to BuffaloGap...Yeah! I was Right...again! Now, to find the Pottery Place...how hard can that be in a OneBuffaloTown? Pretty Hard....when you have to decide to go Left or Right at the end of FM#89. So we go Right! Around six to ten more curves....TADA....See, Ya'll....I knew we'd drive STRAIGHT to it.

And there's the Potter. Please, Pullover and Park....I need some BuffaloGapAir, pottery and probably some other stuff. Let's go Shop!

So Shop We Did! The Potter, recently featured on Texas Country Reporter, gave us a tour of his Shop and Studio and then Poached Eggs. Course, We4, had to have an EggPoachNPot, an AppleBakeNPot and Jewelry.
PoachedEggs topped with Cheese and Salsa near Noon....Let's go Eat at Lola's.

That's Right back the way we came in. (See..that's twice I've ended a sentence in a preposition...Oh,well...I'm Texan, and if you remember I mentioned about the preposition thing in the post below).

Lola's MexicanFood Cafe is near the Buffalo Gap Mercantile, but not quite as well kept up.
Now one thing ya gotta realize....Lola COOKS...that's it...COOKS Only!
Wanna Clean Table? Grab a Rag! Wanna Order? See the Menu Scribbled on the Wall...
Go Left down the Hall...Ola! at Lola...In YourBest TexMexAccent, order Tacos...
Grab Yore Tools...Go Back down the Hall...
Politely ask the Locals Sittin at the Table You Jest Washed if you could join them.
Be aware of the rickety chair...Sez So on the Wall!
Also, On the Wall....'Men In Your Group WaitOn the Women'....
We got our own Tacos & CanDietCokes and left a HeftyTip for Lola's Waitress who, since we were Touristas, really did bring us ChipsNSalsa, drinks and Great Mexican Food.
We did go Left down the Hall...Paid Lola...said our "Muy Buenos and Muchas Gracias for the Comida". Lola replied, "Da Nada".
Like I told you, in Texas, you gotta learn Spanish before you can comprende TexasEnglish!

Before hittin the road again, I had my picture taken with this 'StoneCold Cowboy', then Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuarto Stuffed Chica's climbed back in the Tahoe with GRIT Navigator who has TahoeDriver convinced of her RightTurnTheory and without incident makes all the Right turns back to HiWay #277.
At the intersection, Tahoe's RightTurn Signal Flashes, Tahoe starts the Right Turn, and GRIT Navigator sez, "Where are you going?
San Angelo is back to your LEFT....Your headed to Abilene".
Tahoe makes a QuickTurnLeft and....O'ChasQuido! (Spanish4Snap)
That was a FedEx18Wheeler....Honkin & GivinUs the NumeroUnoSign!
I Bet He Speaks Spanish, too!

PostSpanish: Sure glad I have a New Spanish Dictionary. My 'ComoSeEscribe Check' No Habla Espanol!


  1. LOL! Your have me in stitches girly. Looks like a fun road trip. I too am directionally challenged, however I am also technology challenged so the tom-tom would do me no good either!! Have a super day!! (oh and yes I'm very near Ft. Worth and love the Cattle Barn Flea Market and the Montgomery Street Antique Mall, we should meet up when the weather gets warmer. ;)
    ♥ Teresa

  2. Sounds like a very fun day, and hey where's your snow :) We have over a foot right now, and my computer is telling me that it's 21 degrees out, which really isn't that cold for us!

  3. Anonymous12/30/2009

    Sounds like a fun trip. Lets go there sometime. Cute post.

  4. No spanish spellchecker huh?! good thing for dictionaries. lol, great post about a fun trip! (I can help you practice with your navigating skills but would much rather help you with your socks, lol)

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog today.
    Thank you for sharing your photos with us.
    When my husband was stationed in San Antonio...we had some great trips to Fredericksburg and Gruene. Mexican food I could eat everyday! It wasn't until my DH retired that I found out "I really don't enjoy Mexican food"...what a shock!
    Wishing you the best for the New Year!

  6. Now that was a rollicking good time! Love the Mexican food. YUM!

  7. You always put a smile on my face when I visit. Sounds like a fun trip - love the photos!

    Happy New Year!

  8. I feel your pain! I have absolutely no sense of direction either. When someone tells me to go South, I always have to ask if that is left or right. I also equate roads and highways to what Mall is on it. If they tell me it is on Hwy. 183, I ask if that is the one with NorthEast Mall on it. Says several things about me, don't you think.


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