September 6, 2013
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But I got out finally heading up Hwy290 to Hwy36 and then on into Abilene to visit my good friends the Criders. I never miss an opportunity to stop by and visit with them.
How hot was it? Near the Crider's home is a large dip down to a small dry creek crossing. As I crossed the bridge I noticed a very large rattlesnake skin that had, obviously, been shed very recently. As I wondered how big the thing was now, and where it was, I saw movement on the side of the road. There, just off the side was the largest rattlesnake I've ever seen; totally nude and sitting in a chaise lounge with an ice-cold coke. That's how hot it was. I had little Emma's rapt attention as I related this story to the wonderful little 7-year-old.
We went to this great little restaurant called the Copper Creek for dinner. The food was quite good and WT's came with a Poblano Pepper Mac and Cheese that is absolutely to die for. I'm going to figure out that recipe when I get home...cardiologist be damned.