Hitchhiking

Spring break 1974 was the last time I hitch-hiked. It was still in the vogue. Thanks to movies like the Texas Chain Saw Massacre that came out that year it would soon be in decline. Over the next few years, drivers viewed picking up a stranger as a risk. We learned some people picked up… Continue reading Hitchhiking

The Last Time I Hitchhiked

Spring break 1974 was the last time I hitchhiked. By then it was going out of vogue. Drivers viewed picking up a stranger as a risk. It was in the mid 1970’s that we learned some people picked up hitchhikers to do harm to them. They would rape and kill them. Had I know that… Continue reading The Last Time I Hitchhiked

My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory

In October 1974, I made my first trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. It was 500 miles one-way from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington to Fort Davis, Texas. The purpose of the trip was to do the required astronomical labs for my physics class in astronomy. The trip was… Continue reading My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory