March 18, 2011

Saint Patrick

As if I needed to tell y’all that yesterday was Saint Patrick’s Day. Funny thing about that is the world always seems to think it is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day. Now that’s funny…a Green Earth…hum I may be on to something.

That St. Patty was something else, I mean he chased all the snakes outta Ireland and I think they all came to Texas, well at least they always seem to fine me, but this is NOT a snake story! Really it’s not.

Last weekend we took a trip to Glen Rose Texas. This little town has the Paluxy River going though it and if you don’t know that it is a very special river. Granted it’s not the Rio Grande, whose gently rolling waters thinly separate Texas from Mexico, but nonetheless the Paluxy River in Glen Rose has a gia-norm-mas history…

Ya see in and around the river are Dinosaur tracks.

They are pretty cool to see in real life and our visit to the State Park would have perfect if had not been for all the people. No really they and their noisy kids were all over the tracks, poking them with sticks chunking rocks at them. What is up with people? Didn’t they get the memo that this is a Green Earth? And that once this type of thing is destroyed there is no mulligan no getting a second chance. So what I’m trying to say is IF y’all have not been to Glen Rose Texas to see the Dinosaur tracks and you were planning to go don’t wait too long. Bare (yea the naked kind) in mind that there is not much in Glen Rose except the tracks. Oh and they are in a state park so there is an entrance fee.

Also please note the missing tooth of this poor fellow…I think some rotten people got stuck between his teeth.

Now back to the previously mentioned St. Patty’s Day...We went to Glen Rose for a Festival, where there were some: runs, motorcycles, craft booths, kids' jumper thingies, bean cookers, music but hardly anyone wearing green and dagnabit no leprechauns! I miss Ireland, the real county with stout cows and rolling green hills, mossy green truf, crazya$$ed golf guys, crumbling castles and tons of red headed peoples including the lucky gold carrying leprechauns…the land of my ancestors

Please pass me a green beer and kiss me I’m Irish even after Saint Patrick’s Day.


Daisy said...

Happy belated St. Patrick's day to you, Paige. This sounds like a neat place to visit. It's a shame people can't respect what is there and leave it undisturbed so others will be able to see it. I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Brian Miller said...

oy happy st patricks...a green it is coming your way...dinosaurs are sons would be all over that....hope you have a great weekend!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige .. I was late for it last year .. and this year I went to London .. and actually saw little there! A few green balloons etc .. but nought much else.

Sadly no green beer - and it looks as though I went get across to see the footprints before the populace wipe them out .. Cheers Hilary

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A belated Happy St. Patrick's Day wish.

Did you have your Irish Coffee, last night?

We did. Well he had Irish Coffee and I had Irish Decaf. ,-) But it's the whiskey that counts!

ElizabethR said...

I'm right with you Paige, people can be so rude and disrespectful. Maybe they didn't understand that the tracks were NOT manufactured by Disney. We walked out of a movie yesterday because a woman was constantly gabbing on her cell phone. Argh!

Anyhooo, happy belated St. Paddy's day :)

Deanna Schrayer said...

Of Course we'll kiss you Paige, Irish or not. :) Now you've got me wanting to visit Glen Rose, you always make me want to visit the places you tell us about here on your fancy little blog - wish I weren't so far away!

My #fridayflash for this week is Kiss Me, I'm Irish! about 2 sisters and a tiny leprechaun - it's on my fiction site if ya wanna read it:
Proper warning - it's one of my silly pieces.

Happy St. Patty's Weekend to ye!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Happy Late Saint Patty's Day to you!

Very cool dino-track pics! Lucky you. May be awhile afore I gets there, only took me a week to comment here, n its only in my living room!!