Just because I haven’t written in a while does not mean I haven’t gone anywhere. Unfortunately the world of healthcare does not always allow me travel as I had in the past. And I’m visiting Decatur once again just to get out of the house.
What is in Decatur?
Down the road along Business 81/287, you will find the historic Petrified Wood Tourist Camp. There’s a gas station and restaurant all inviting visitors a look back in time. We were there late, nothing was open. We didn’t care. We roamed around taking pictures, staring off into the distance, watching a train pass on the tracks across the road. This is my second or third stop here over the years and I’ve come to a conclusion: I want to lease a classic car from my favorite car collecting cousin and photograph all the refurbished historic gas stations in North Texas.
I can’t say much about the “Eighter From Decatur” mural in the first image. I liked it enough to stop on the corner, get out and open the trunk to grab a bottle of water, point the camera toward the wall and click. And then I got on my phone to look it up and I’m not sure what it all means since there are a dozen or so versions as to the story behind it. And there is always a woman involved. In this case, Ada. I’m not going to write about something I know nothing about but I can share the image.
Tell me what you know!