Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Down in the Valley....


Here are some pictures I took of my hometown... Mission, Texas, home of Tom Landry (I always add that last part, in case someone doesn't know)) ...




Here's our house with all the good memories...That tree used to look like a twig standing up.

Here's my home church...

Here's the big mural of Tom Landry ....
Of course, these are amateur photos, taken from our moving car.


Here's the LUAU ...They say the burgers there are as good as ever. We'll have to eat some next time.


You can see the Border theater down the way here. (That is not the original Mission Dry Goods, but I wanted the sign in the picture.)

Here's part of our high school... it used to be so new-looking...

I'll leave you with some palm trees (I love palm trees)...



And yes, the Valley has changed. It's so built up now. When we were living there the population of Mission was 14,000. Now it's over 65,000 (though the city limit sign (which is 10 years old) said 45,000). When the winter tourists get there it triples or quadruples, depending on who you talk to.

And you thought I came from a small town.

(My next post will be on how to be a spouse of a high school reunion attendee.)
(I know you're excited.)

5 comments:

Deanna said...

That was fun seeing your house and church, places I remember visiting oh so many years ago!

laurakatherin said...

Glad you guys had such a great time at your reunion! I guess the next one will be the fiftieth? And by then Mission will have 100,000 people! Maybe.

Sara Elizabeth said...

Wow! I didn't know there were parts of Texas that remind me of where I went to school in California... ;)

I like your house -- it looks warm and inviting. :)

And I love that things are still a little bit the same. I find that comforting.

Being Beth said...

I like your new background. It really fits your post today. I'm sure you planned it that way.

I am always amazed at how flat the costal plains area is, and the grasses, trees -- everything is so different from the high plains of Colorado or the Grand Prairie around here.

Loved seeing your old stomping grounds too, especially your childhood home and church. I'm glad you went down there.

caroline said...

How fun!! I love the pictures of your old stomping grounds. I still like to drive by my childhood home, even though it's only been 14 years since we lived there..