Wild West…

wild west richmond texas

One of the most amazing things of driving around Texas…being surprised on every street corner!

I was driving to a photography assignment way out in the rural area of Richmond, TX., when suddenly I look over and see this amazing WILD WEST sign. It brought such a big smile to my face. Totally depicting the feel of the area.

After capturing this image, I got back into the car, and was taken back mentally about the Wild West. It holds a special place in American history—Western films depict it as a place where the rules didn’t apply, and where scores were settled with gun slinging and shootouts. The colorful characters who made up the old West were men, women, cowboys, Indians, sheriffs just plain outlaws.

Wouldn’t it been kind of fun maybe even a little interesting to meet…Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and of course Butch Cassidy?

I remember my parents watching Gunsmoke everyday on the TV! If Gunsmoke wasn’t playing on the TV then a western movie was. They were obsessed with it.

Isn’t it amazing just what one sign can do? It brought back all kinds of memories of our history and past.

Now for a BIG laugh…after looking at this image you probably thought this was a western ranch right?

I went home and goggled this to see the history on it…friends…this is no ranch but a NIGHTCLUB!

Can you believe it? Way out in the sticks!

This is what their website states…In the heart of Houston’s Richmond strip sits a legend. A part of the bayou city for over 30 years, Wild West is Texas…Two-Steppin’ & Longneckin’ is our motto. You want Texas? You want country? Wild West is your answer.

Can I tell you how hard I laughed when I found out what this really was?!

And to think how far I let my imagination run away with me on nostalgia. Smile.

So how has your week been so far?

Laurie
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