|Cotton Modules ready to go to the Gin|
|Cotton Seed Oil Plant|
|Cotton waiting to be stripped and oil wells|
|Cotton Module press on the move to another field|
|Loose Cotton Hauler|
This is a land of dreams as big as the Texas skies and dreams that can get dashed into the brown and arid land.
OK, so why are we going to Pep, Texas?
Well, for the last 15 years we have been told to visit Pep on Thanksgiving and partake of the wonderful dinner that is provided by the Catholic Church (St. Philip Neri Hall).
|St. Philip Church|
We were told to arrive early. We did, by arriving at 10:10 A.M. There were already 30 people ahead of us. We passed the time talking to others in line, buying bread, sausage and sauerkraut and trying to stay warm in the mid 30 degree temperature, with a 15 mile an hour wind.
|People waiting to enter - 10 minutes before doors open.|
The meal is served buffet style, with three serving lines.
|Two of the buffet lines|
You had a choice of dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, sauerkraut, turkey, German sausage, bread and your choice of about seven different kinds of desserts. A large sign is posted in several places that state "Take as much as you want, but eat everything that you take." The food was terrific and abiding by the signs was very hard to do. If anyone leaves there hungry, it is their own fault.
We did not leave hungry. We left with sausage, bread and sauerkraut and a wonderful memory. Another thing to check off the list. So, if you find yourself on the Plains of Texas on Thanksgiving, be assured that you can get a great Thanksgiving dinner for $10. But, get there early.
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