Issue 285 – Our Quickie Texas Trip

Issue 285    —    The Paregien Journal    —    July 30, 2014

Our Quickie Texas Trip

by Stan Paregien Sr.

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Austin, Texas from high in the sky. Photo by Stan Paregien
Austin, Texas from high in the sky. Photo by Stan Paregien

2014 -- 1017 -- Austin, Texas -- May 19  - by Stan Paregien 2014 -- 1018--A   Austin, Texas -- May 19  - by Stan Paregien

Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas

On May 19, 2014 we made a quickie trip to the area of Austin, Texas. We went there to see our daughter, Stacy Magness, and her husband John and adult children Dylan and Christal. They are all working folks, so we didn’t get to visit with them as much as we would have liked. Sure as heck better than nothing, though.

Stacy Paregien Magness cuddles with Penny, now almost 15 years old. When we moved to Florida, Stacy agreed to take our two dogs--Penny and Laddie--into their home. All seem to have adjusted well, with Penny remaining Queen of the mansion. Photo by Stan Paregien on May 19, 2014.
Stacy Paregien Magness cuddles with Penny, now almost 15 years old. When we moved to Florida, Stacy agreed to take our two dogs–Penny and Laddie–into their home. All seem to have adjusted well, with Penny remaining Queen of the mansion. Photo by Stan Paregien on May 19, 2014.
Our daughter, Mrs. John (Stacy) Magness and her daughter, Christal. Since this photo they both started working at a Mexican restaurant near their home. Stacy is the manager and Christal is the assistant manager. Photo by Stan Paregien. Texas, May 19, 2014
Our daughter, Mrs. John (Stacy) Magness and her daughter, Christal. Since this photo they both started working at a Mexican restaurant near their home. Stacy is the manager and Christal is the assistant manager. Photo by Stan Paregien. Texas, May 19, 2014
Peggy Paregien watches as daughter Stacy Magness uses treats to work with her collection of dogs (there is a very large one that is kept outside). Photo by Stan Paregien
Peggy Paregien watches as daughter Stacy Magness uses treats to work with her collection of dogs (there is a very large one that is kept outside). Photo by Stan Paregien
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
John and Stacy Magness have a home where the back of the property backs up to property on which a couple operate an animal rescue program. Here is one of their dozens of residents. Photo by Peggy Paregien on May 20, 2014
For those who don't know, cowboy churches are found in most western states and elsewhere. They typically feature folks, even the preacher, dressed in jeans and cowboy hats. Besides worship and Bible studies, they often have or sponsor trail rides, calf ropings, etc. Try one sometime, you might really like it.
For those who don’t know, cowboy churches are found in most western states and elsewhere. They typically feature folks, even the preacher, dressed in jeans and cowboy hats. Besides worship and Bible studies, they often have or sponsor trail rides, calf ropings, etc. Try one sometime, you might really like it.
For those who don't know, cowboy churches are found in most western states and elsewhere. They typically feature folks, even the preacher, dressed in jeans and cowboy hats. Besides worship and Bible studies, they often have or sponsor trail rides, calf ropings, etc. Try one sometime, you might really like it.
Burleson County Cowboy Church, south of Caldwell, Texas. For those who don’t know, cowboy churches are found in most western states and elsewhere. They typically feature folks, even the preacher, dressed in jeans and cowboy hats. Besides worship and Bible studies, they often have or sponsor trail rides, calf ropings, etc. Try one sometime, you might really like it.
A beautiful flower along the Texas highway on the way to the airport in Austin, Texas. Photo by Stan Paregien
A beautiful flower along the Texas highway on the way to the airport in Austin, Texas. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
“Prosperity Bank” in the nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
“Jalisco Restaurant” (named after the state of Jalisco in Mexico) features good food in large portions at decent prices. Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
Peggy Paregien eating lunch at
Peggy Paregien eating lunch at “Jalisco Restaurant” (named after the state of Jalisco in Mexico). It features good food in large portions at decent prices. Nice little town of Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien
1955 Chevy (okay, maybe a 1956) which we saw in the parking lot at
Slick-looking 1956 Chevy which we saw in the parking lot at “Jalisco Restaurant” (named after the state of Jalisco in Mexico) in Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien

1955 Chevy (okay, maybe a 1956) which we saw in the parking lot at

1956 Chevy which we saw in the parking lot at “Jalisco Restaurant” (named after the state of Jalisco in Mexico) in Elgin, Texas, just outside of Austin. Photo by Stan Paregien

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