Bunny Chase in Benjamin

Tuesday after breakfast we decided to drive over toward the small community of Margaret to find the site where Cynthia Parker was recaptured then into Crowell and over to Benjamin.  As we traveled we noticed crews in pastures everywhere building a 345 kV transmission line which will carry electricity from wind farms in the northwest part of Texas into the southern part of the state.  We actually watched them stringing wire from one tall steel tower to another using a helicopter.  We stopped to eat Frito Chili pie at the local Dairy Bar in Crowell, one of the few places in this small town.  We drove on over to Benjamin where we found a great empty field where we let the girls out.  Oh glorious day, a bunny took off and the chase was on – giving them the best run they had in days.  Nearby was the old jail which is now a private residence and behind it is a small 6×8 foot adobe structure with large steel door we assume is the old vault remaining from the former bank.  Would be great to poke around in these old towns except it was very cold and windy due to the cold front last night, maybe next trip!  Just as we left Benjamin we noticed this sign beside the highway which speaks to a different type of problem than Comanche facing current travelers.  Then back to our campground and a pot of homemade soup and cornbread waiting where it was warm!

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