had to take Z to camp, taking poor L along for the 4hr+ ride. was going to take ride in el campo, but instead took "scenic drive" to visit 'Pen's Store'. According to literature, it's the oldest continuous family-owned country store in the U.S., established in 1850 or so. it's old, and today it was closed. i would've rather reached it by bike, but the pics will do.
bonus is that the red car in front had a dead battery, so we did our good samaritan act and got them going. i'm pleased with that.
further into our 'scenic drive (actually something like 100yds past 'Old Pen', i ran across this very attractive field of native grasses and wildflowers. don't think the resolution does it justice. very attractive!