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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    If I had to describe Beaumont in 1 word, it would be gritty. With all the trucks on the roads here, you get the impression that a lot of people here work with their hands instead of sitting all day in an office.
    This would be an excellent relocation for someone who can't find employment where they are. With all the oil refineries and other industries here, I can't imagine it's too hard to make a living.
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    Well it finally stopped raining. Rain seems to be 1 of those things that is bigger in Texas. The sound of their thunder also falls in that category. Up till now that hasn't been the rule as far as fish in the lake are concerned. I wet a line yesterday and caught 6 fish. A bluegill and 5 crappie. I was trying to catch bass but didn't have any luck. The biggest fish was 12 inches long. So much for the everything is bigger in Tejas.
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    So anyway, Port Arthur = #### hole. Don't go. They did have a pretty cool museum of the Gulf Coast - a lot of blues musicians are from this area - but the rest of it is a bombed out ghetto with abandoned crumbling buildings and houses. We also went to the Spindletop museum in Beaumont, which is about the oil rush.

    Yesterday in Beaumont we found Willy Burger, which was super good, and this morning we had breakfast at Bettie Jean's, which was also super good.

    Monello calls this area "gritty", and that's a pretty good adjective for it. I try to be optimistic and see the good in places we go, even if they're #### holes, but Beaumont really doesn't have anything to recommend it.

    Unfortunately my credit card was compromised somewhere along the way and now I'm on a cash basis until they send my new card to me at our next stop. SO annoying. The good news is that my cc company catches it right away and disallows the charge; the bad news is that it inconveniences me for a few days, plus I have to update all my auto bill pays.

    Grrr.

    Anyway, tomorrow we're outta here and on to Bastrop, which looks more promising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    So anyway, Port Arthur = #### hole. Don't go. They did have a pretty cool museum of the Gulf Coast - a lot of blues musicians are from this area - but the rest of it is a bombed out ghetto with abandoned crumbling buildings and houses. We also went to the Spindletop museum in Beaumont, which is about the oil rush.

    Yesterday in Beaumont we found Willy Burger, which was super good, and this morning we had breakfast at Bettie Jean's, which was also super good.

    Monello calls this area "gritty", and that's a pretty good adjective for it. I try to be optimistic and see the good in places we go, even if they're #### holes, but Beaumont really doesn't have anything to recommend it.

    Unfortunately my credit card was compromised somewhere along the way and now I'm on a cash basis until they send my new card to me at our next stop. SO annoying. The good news is that my cc company catches it right away and disallows the charge; the bad news is that it inconveniences me for a few days, plus I have to update all my auto bill pays.

    Grrr.

    Anyway, tomorrow we're outta here and on to Bastrop, which looks more promising.

    On the road again!
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    Some of the sights in Port Arthur.

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    And these were taken in the better part of town. Wowzer
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    From the Museum of the Gulf Coast
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    Spindletop museum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
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    I need those chairs.
    Je suis prest

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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    I need those chairs.
    Want me to get some of the local talent to liberate them for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAlice View Post
    I need those chairs.
    The rest of the display.

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    War = Peace
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