Happy Fall, Y'all!

While on a mini road trip a few weeks ago, I spotted this row of little trees along a fence. There was a small creek a few hundred feet away behind them. As I pulled off the road in what remained of a driveway to make this shot, I realized that when backing on to the pavement, I could not see if any traffic was coming from either direction.

After I captured a few images, I backed out really fast, threw it into drive and put the “pedal to the metal”. Sure enough as I topped the incline in front of me, another pickup truck was cresting the other side 100 feet behind me at 65 miles per hour!

I’m glad my old truck still runs good!

Photographed: Near Van Alstyne, TX 2019.10.26

Thankful!

As another Thanksgiving is almost here and will be gone before you know it. I am very Thankful.

Sometimes normal life gets a little crazy and things don’t turn out like we plan, but counting my blessings would be impossible. My Faith, Family and Friends keep me on “My Normal”. Photos help too!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Photographed: Aransas Wildlife Reserve – Aransas Pass, TX 2015.10.17

End of an Era – 9

Well, I couldn’t resist.

Last Saturday I went by the remains of Collin Creek Mall again. There is still a lot of demo to be done. I went early to catch the sunrise.

The Sears store is mostly gone. There are a few more piles of rubble here and there with several rows of concrete waiting to be recycled.

One of the upper floors has a bunch of tires laying there. Wonder if they were leftover from Sears?

All Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.11.16

Maybe I “WILL” take a few more shots of the demo. It helps me see the photo instead of a snapshot.

End of an Era – 8

I’m thinking this may be my last post of the mall for a while. I try to stop by at least once a week to see the progress. I was hoping I could have seen them tearing down the Sears sign, but too late, its already in the piles of tin steel and concrete.

Here is a panoramic shot from the raised parking lot to the east. I’m just a little too far away.

Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-11-08

End of an Era – 7

SEArS. The letters on the Sears end of the mall have been hanging for a while before the mall actually closed. I stopped by when you could still go inside the mall and could not resist to shoot the sign.

Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-07-26

It wont be dangling much longer as the demo crew has started on that section of the mall.

Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-11-02

Its kind of funny the barricade is still there. We sure don’t want that letter to fall on anyone!

End of an Era – 6

Over the weekend I went to the demolition of Collin Creek mall early to see what progress had been made since last week. With just a few more grabs of the claw Macy’s will be gone.

The last iconic arch wall is now see through to the builders supply all the way across highway 75 to the east.

The bigger claw to the left is pulling the building apart while this one sorts the rubble.

As I came back from an errand, I drove back by on Sunday and most of this is gone too. One of the few times I left the house without my camera.

Photographed Plano, Texas 2019.10.26