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Houston is a great city.

 

Marcia

 

When I drive from GA to CA I detour about 1,000 miles to avoid driving though Texas.

 

Jim;

I am apalled. Go drink another cup of coffee and come back when you are in a better mood.

TJR.

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I agree that the scenery is not great and driving from New Orleans to LA through Texas is a long flat drive.

But jobs are not so available. Just wanted to let people know. It is a good art scene in Houston. NCECA proved that.

The drive from Brownsville to Houston is flat scrub barrens. to Austin there is a little hill country with cattle now being overrun by oil development.You'd have to detour 1000 miles at least because texas is that wide. Going the Southern route on I8 or I 10 you can stop at all the many border checkpoints..they make you stop.

 

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Its part of Homeland Security. I have to pass through a border check about 80 miles north of the border between Brownsville and Corpus Christi en route to just about anywhere I might be going.I am at the southern most tip of Texas.They are looking for drugs, weapons or illegals.

Marcia

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

No sadly I think they are talking about borders or should i say controls between states. I would ask homeland if they have heard of the 4th amendment. i don't even think legally they can ask you any questions without cause and certainly not search you... But hey i am just a great whiter! T

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

 

I wouldn't do that, even though you crazy Canucks kicked me out of Canada two times in one night in 1971.

 

Jim

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

No sadly I think they are talking about borders or should i say controls between states. I would ask homeland if they have heard of the 4th amendment. i don't even think legally they can ask you any questions without cause and certainly not search you... But hey i am just a great whiter! T

 

 

All the states bordering Mexico have those checkpoints now. California used to stop you at its border to check for live plants and I think also for fruit and nuts.

 

Jim

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The highway has to pass through the check points complete with lots of armed guards and canines. The one I go through to any points North has two and three lanes depending on how heavy the traffic is. I know a haz-mats business owner who has been called to go through haz-mats to remove tons of marijuana from inside haz-mat tankers. Lots of arms heading South but that isn't checked until you cross the Rio Grande. I live 2 miles from Matamoros, Mexico.But hey! It isn't like that up North in Houston, San Antonio or Austin and Dallas.

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

 

I wouldn't do that, even though you crazy Canucks kicked me out of Canada two times in one night in 1971.

 

Jim

 

Hey;

I was only in Grade 12 in 1971. Wasn't me.What were you up to?

TJR.

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The highway has to pass through the check points complete with lots of armed guards and canines. The one I go through to any points North has two and three lanes depending on how heavy the traffic is. I know a haz-mats business owner who has been called to go through haz-mats to remove tons of marijuana from inside haz-mat tankers. Lots of arms heading South but that isn't checked until you cross the Rio Grande. I live 2 miles from Matamoros, Mexico.But hey! It isn't like that up North in Houston, San Antonio or Austin and Dallas.

Marcia

Marcia;

We drove down to Houston one Christmas, about 3 years ago. We stayed in Houston. I accidentally came across a small chapel. As I was sitting in there, I realized that I was surrounded by Mark Rothko paintings.Friends of my wife's from university let us stay in their house. Left the key under the mat. Their neighbours invited us over for a huge pot-luck meal. I remember rice and beans, which I had never eaten before. I bought a cactus in the local store and sauteed it for one meal. Guess what it tasted like-...a cactus. No flavour at all.We ate barbecue, and went to the Alamo. Had a great time. Of course the difficult part was 3 days of driving back to the cold. Have to do it again.

TJR.

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I found a nice restaurant during Nceca up around 6th & west of Yale.

I have Napolitas cactus in my yard..about 15 tall. The younger leaves are what is used. And it need s a lot of additives for interest.

 

I took my friends, Russel Fouts and Marta Matray , to the Rothko chapel during NCECA as well.

It is a wonderful place to "be".

 

Marcia

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

 

I wouldn't do that, even though you crazy Canucks kicked me out of Canada two times in one night in 1971.

 

Jim

 

Hey;

I was only in Grade 12 in 1971. Wasn't me.What were you up to?

TJR.

 

 

I was on my way to spend the summer in Tilsonburg, Ontario.

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Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

 

 

I wouldn't do that, even though you crazy Canucks kicked me out of Canada two times in one night in 1971.

 

Jim[/

 

 

Whenever you say "border", I think you are referring to the Canadian/American border. I guess you mean the Mexican border-duh.

There's a joke in here somewhere, but I don't want to be racist. Please don't say that I am the joke, Jim.

TJR.

 

 

I wouldn't do that, even though you crazy Canucks kicked me out of Canada two times in one night in 1971.

 

Jim

 

 

 

I think i learned about that incident in school.....T

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