Where in the hell am I?

April 14, 2011

Uneventful week

Filed under: archaeology, archeology, survey, Texas — Tags: , , , , , — John @ 9:21 pm

I’m probably jinxing myself by posting this on Thursday, with a half-day of survey left here in the Junction area before heading back to Austin for a very busy weekend. But there just really hasn’t been a whole lot to blog about work-wise.

The weather has been beautiful: sunny and not too hot, although today did get up near 90. We’re covering a lot of ground and doing thorough work, even with stream-lined crews. Despite working in some really promising areas, there have been no significant sites or notable finds.

There were the usual highlights: seeing lots of goats (and almost getting to pet one), getting to walk across one of the most scenic parts of Texas, working on my tan and my upper body strength, the occasional sweet biface or projectile point fragment. Eating a chicken fried steak at Isaack Restaurant would have been more of a highlight if it were a little better, and if they actually sold Lone Star.

Also, the usual lowlights: angry landowner, poky Ashe juniper trees, long drives in circles, missing another softball game.

The only really special things I can say about this week are that I got to: work in a new county (Schleicher, and disregard the part about the first inhabitants in that link!), ride on a new portion of IH-10 (the 10 or so miles between the first Kerrville exit and where US 290 joins IH-10), see some expensive trophy bucks and a couple of exotic deer/antelope species while driving through some ranch.

It’s not always often exciting, but it pays the bills!

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1 Comment »

  1. “Schleicher” is really fun to say, and I bet it would be even more fun after a couple of Lone Stars. Schleicher!

    Comment by joolieb — April 14, 2011 @ 9:31 pm


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