Royce Eddington

Nothing to see here. Move along people.

Date: March 11, 2010

Highway 281 Bypass through Falfurrias [PHOTOS]

Highway 281 is on it’s way to bypassing the town of Falfurrias, Texas.

Back on the 4th of this month, I took these photos as I was driving through the middle of Falfurrias. I’ve been through Falfurrias many times as part of my business trips in the Texas valley, and for the longest time, only the basic groundwork was evident for what would eventually be state highway 281. But now mounds of earth have been piled much higher than the cars passing by, and you can’t miss the concrete pillars thick with wire mesh reaching skyward. Now you can actually see highway 281 coming closer.

Falfurrias Bypass 7

Falfurrias Bypass 7

Falfurrias Bypass 2

Falfurrias Bypass 2

Falfurrias Bypass 1

Falfurrias Bypass 1

Falfurrias is not a large town by any means, but it has a decent enough selection of fast food places to stop at and an “original late 1980s size” Wal-Mart that does not have a grocery store. There are the scattering of hotels, small ramshackle garage repair shops, and the occasional business that looks like it has been around since the last century.

Falfurrias Bypass 5

Falfurrias Bypass 5

There’s nothing in Falfurrias for me, but still, this highway bypass construction is a bit sad to see. On the one hand, it will save wear on the town’s roads and drastically cut down on the local traffic. On the other hand, any income that came from traffic stops and people stopping for a quick break before getting to the town of Alice going North (or McAllen going South) will be severely reduced, if not completely eliminated.

And then what?

Falfurrias Bypass 3

Falfurrias Bypass 3

Falfurrias Bypass 4

Falfurrias Bypass 4

This whole setup reminds me of that town in that movie Cars called “Radiator Springs”. I do sincerely hope Falfurrias winds up better than that fictional town, but from what I’ve seen, I’m honestly not so sure.

Texas Clouds March 4th [PHOTO]

Just another set of clouds from my road trip back on March 4th.

Texas Clouds March 4th

Texas Clouds March 4th

Betty White to Host Saturday Night Live May 8!

Betty White is going to host Saturday Night Live May 8!

So now I’m actually going to watch SNL for the first time in… 8 years? 10? Do I need to go to confession for this before or after the show airs?

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch are also going to be on the show, but I bet Betty’s 10 minute skit will kick everyone else’s butts.

Here’s the announcement from PEOPLE magazine.

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