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Woodstock
22 Mar 2012
04:19:45pm
If truth be told, I rarely go to the home page of Stamporama, but for some unknown reason I found myself staring at the link to David's fabulous article on the USS Texas.

Several years ago my wife and I drove all the way out to where the Texas is permanently on display, not because we are lovers of flat and somewhat boring land (sorry Texans), but rather because her dad had served on the Texas. It was a journey well worthwhile.

Well done, David!

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michael78651
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22 Mar 2012
05:26:06pm
re: USS Texas Article by David Teisler

Texas is all flat? That's just like saying New York is one big city, or that Colorado is nothing but mountains. New York offers a wide variety of scenery, and the eastern half of Colorado is amazingly quite flat.

Texas has plenty of mountains that are over a mile high. The highest point is over 7800 feet, and is not in Big Bend. The Hill Country, which starts around Austin and goes west from there is very picturesque. Out near Alpine are the Davis Mountains where on top of one of the mountains there is the McDonald Observatory, and in winter the mountain tops are covered in snow.

Texas is a big state (about 900 miles across at its widest part) with plenty of different topographical differences. Yes, around the Gulf Coast it is quite flat and in many areas unimpressive. Go inland, and you'll see the difference. "Texas, it's like a whole other country."

http://www.traveltex.com/

The above link has plenty of information and online videos you can watch about the different regions of Texas. You can also request plenty of freebies, like the official Texas State Travel Guide.

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Woodstock
22 Mar 2012
06:01:43pm
re: USS Texas Article by David Teisler

Unfortunately, Michael, you missed the point... once again.
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22 Mar 2012
06:07:34pm
re: USS Texas Article by David Teisler

I understand you made the trip to the battleship to honor her father.

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Just one more small cover .....
22 Mar 2012
06:18:48pm
re: USS Texas Article by David Teisler

.... and that David's article is well worth a read.

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The past is a foreign country, they do things different there.
23 Mar 2012
07:04:57pm
re: USS Texas Article by David Teisler

Flatlanders:

I enjoyed David Teisler's article, too.

I also enjoyed my road travels through most of Texas; the topography was as varied and fascinating as were Texans.

John Derry

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