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Old 03-28-2019, 08:37 AM   #21
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I always wanted to say crawdads, but it's just not who I am.

We grew up catching crayfish and that's just what they are to me.
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Hey speaking about birds, these are the guys you went to with down to like Equador or wherever right?

I like to pay attention to the cool birds we get here from November through April. This year I have been seeing a bird that I've not seen much of. We've got these stark white pelicans. Our year round population is brown with a white head and there's buttloads of them. Occasionally you'll see an all white one intermingled with the rest of them but they don't really fly in flocks, just kind of all interspersed throughout the intracoastal and canals. I always figured the white ones were just an albino brown one.

This year, one of the lakes I always pass had what looked like a bunch of geese. Really, really white birds, not on the coast but probably 20 miles inland. So I got out of the truck to see and turns out it was a huge flock of these white pelicans. Probably a hundred birds or more all sitting in the lake next to each other like geese or the swans do.

Never seen that before. Are they a different kind of pelican and are they migratory pelicans? Exactly like normal pelicans except bleached white top to bottom. They're cool looking and I still haven't see many more than normal out on the coast at my jobs but there's a bunch on a couple lakes that I've seen. Only certain lakes and ponds too. Are they racist pelicans that don't like the colored ones so they have exclusive lake residences? I mean the lakes I've seen them in are in gated communities.

K. That was far too much talk about birds. Ask them if they know anything about it.
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I thought brisket to Houston was like pizza to NJ. If you're within 50 miles, you're good. 100, you're still alright.
Galveston and Houston are two separate worlds/places. So you're going to Houston and visiting Galveston, then. I stay the phuck away from Houston at all costs. After working downtown, I will only enjoy the skyline, while driving by on the way to Galveston or places south we stay, like Surfside.
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The World BBQ Championship is held annually in Houston.

What are you people talking about?

Are all Southerners required by law to be completely unhelpful to any Yankee, even if that Yankee wants to give your local economy all his money?
I was trying to be helpful! Houston area, Galveston included, is terrible. For birding I would go to Padre, Rockport, or the LA. coast just east of Port Arthur.

As far as bbq joints, most small towns have them that are better than the big cities. Look for crowded parking lots full of pickups.

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I always take my pistol when I got to Htown. Hate it

Galveston sucks ass. Not far from there I framed a house in Clearlake when I was 18. Don't remember any bbq. I'll ask a buddy who's from there.

Austin is a lot cleaner city. Better food, beer, venues. It sucks too though lol

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That's how I've always gotten by driving through NC or SC.

If you see something that looks like a double wide outhouse with smoke coming out the roof and an abnormally high concentration of vehicles on an otherwise deserted road.... pull over.

Deck, I'll get back to you on that. This is my same friend I went to Ecuador with. He goes everywhere and gets paid to do so. Doctorate in Ornithology has its perks.
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I always take my pistol when I got to Htown. Hate it

Galveston sucks ass. Not far from there I framed a house in Clearlake when I was 18. Don't remember any bbq. I'll ask a buddy who's from there.

Austin is a lot cleaner city. Better food, beer, venues. It sucks too though lol

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There any part of Texas you Texans actually enjoy being in?
Yep. Most of it except Dallas, Houston, Austin, Lubbock, and San Antonio. Lol

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Yep. Most of it except Dallas, Houston, Austin, Lubbock, and San Antonio. Lol

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There any part of Texas you Texans actually enjoy being in?
Used to like it all. Then all the yankees and illegals moved in.

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Used to like it all. Then all the yankees liberals and illegals moved in.

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There any part of Texas you Texans actually enjoy being in?
I never liked Dallas but Houston was kinda cool when I first moved here, except of course the Montrose area. Austin was way cool back in those days, Earl the pearl playing at UT, the Armadillo beer garden and concert hall, go cart tracks you could race your buddies, topless girls at Barton Springs, basically paradise for a young dude. For me it's the Hill country for living and the coast for fishing/beach fun.

Back on topic, bud told me best brisket on the island is Pennie's Tex Mex, says great tamales and barbacoa too. I'd stick with seafood on the island if it were me tho.
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I never liked Dallas but Houston was kinda cool when I first moved here, except of course the Montrose area. Austin was way cool back in those days, Earl the pearl playing at UT, the Armadillo beer garden and concert hall, go cart tracks you could race your buddies, topless girls at Barton Springs, basically paradise for a young dude. For me it's the Hill country for living and the coast for fishing/beach fun.



Back on topic, bud told me best brisket on the island is Pennie's Tex Mex, says great tamales and barbacoa too. I'd stick with seafood on the island if it were me tho.
Austin was cool when Texans live there. LOL even though austinites have always been a little off. LOL

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EG, for brisket/BBQ in the greater Houston area hit up Killen's BBQ in Pearland or Texas Chocolate & BBQ in Tomball.
Yeah, I know, I know listing chocolate in the same sentence as barbecue should be against Texas law or something.....but, the BBQ and the chocolate are very good.
But be aware, both places typically run out of food way before closing time.

I can't really add much to the talk about Galveston except keep your expectations low and you probably won't be disappointed....... I've lived in Houston, since 1977 after moving from VT., and don't go to Galveston except for work.
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I'll report back in a couple weeks.

I haven't been to Texas in 10 years and the only time I was there I cheated by going across the top through Amarillo into OK.

Excited to check out the real south. RIP DJ Screw.
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My first experience with someone from Austin was doing a private chauffeur gig for Bush W's second inauguration for a "Dell-ionaire" couple. Imagine pre-warming the car (Lincoln town car), morning, noon and night for three days so they could attend every festivity they could find. It was like listening to a snootier version of Thurston and Lovie Darling chatting in the backseat, though they were much younger. Funny stuff. I was like their "Gus" from the Croc Dundee movie.

Btw, I got the lead from a hill staffer. Austin folk figured it would be cheaper to rent their own car and hire me to drive. That was my first and only time doing that.

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That's how I've always gotten by driving through NC or SC.

If you see something that looks like a double wide outhouse with smoke coming out the roof and an abnormally high concentration of vehicles on an otherwise deserted road.... pull over.

Deck, I'll get back to you on that. This is my same friend I went to Ecuador with. He goes everywhere and gets paid to do so. Doctorate in Ornithology has its perks.
Ask him about any latest sightings of the ivory billed woodpecker. The holy grail of birders.

A clear sighting has not been seen since 1944. other grainy evidence exists that it is not extinct.

The reward for proof is 50k last I heard...but even that it is a remarkably beautiful bird
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I once went birding on the Delaware Bay, probably somewhere north of Robie. I had been trudging through wood and weed like an idiot...and came home with about two dozen micro-tics lodged on the bod.

But the bird that I saw.....and was trying to describe to seasoned birders....was some kind of rare bird...IF I saw it. The expressions of the birders as they consulted their Peterson guides and argued amongst themselves was absolutely priceless.
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Ask him about any latest sightings of the ivory billed woodpecker. The holy grail of birders.

A clear sighting has not been seen since 1944. other grainy evidence exists that it is not extinct.

The reward for proof is 50k last I heard...but even that it is a remarkably beautiful bird
We all want to believe, but at this point, with as many eyes and cameras as there are in the world now, it's hard for me to not be pessimistic and dismiss all modern sightings as seeing what you want to see, or hope you saw.

There's new species being discovered all the time though, so that's pretty cool.

There are birds who's habitats are so specific to a region that you can have an entire species, consisting of just a couple hundred animals, located to one section of one side of a valley of a mountain in a jungle. Some of the South American jungles are so dense that it's entirely possible that nobody has ever set foot in this specific canyon, so the birds remain undiscovered. Rumors of a new hummingbird abound in Ecuador. Working on planning a trip down there to find it and name it.

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