Don’t know that this title means anything. I just like it.
I’m in Texas, southeast Texas about 2 hours south of Austin. When I say Yoakum is a small town I mean reeeallll small. Nothing to eat here but a Pizza Hut and something called the Rusty Rooster. I chose the rooster.
Yoakum is the leather capitol of the United States. All of the major leather manufacturers are here including Tandy and the company I’m working with. Today I got the grand tour of how they make horse saddles. It’s fascinating actually. They bring in these large pieces of high quality leather and cut them and tool them and dye them and make them into beautiful saddles that can cost anywhere from $6,000-$15,000.
This is the first place I’ve been where you can drive for two hours and not see one convenience store or Walgreens. They have two speed limits here, one for day time and one for night time. The radio stations are predominately country. What a surprise to hear Toby Keith then Dolly Parton then George Strait then Asleep at the Wheel. I could have done without the Lorrie Morgan (Something in Red must be the worst country song of the 1990s).
No cell phone coverage but the hotel does have free high speed internet and about 100 channels on tv. Yoakum gets San Antonio tv stations. The lead anchor for one of the stations looked nothing like the lead anchors I’m used to seeing. He was about 60 and must have weighed about 260. Just an observation.
I’m here for another day, shooting more saddle making. Then it’s off to the edit booth.