A unique person. On the outside he looks all gruff and macho with his tatoos, bandana, leather jacket and boots. But, there he stood with a single red rose for me that he had grown himself. He was standing next to his Harley. What a contrast. Stevestown was our meeting place. Lunch was laughter and scintillating conversation. (How do you like that big word RUCO, eh?) I absolutely couldn't resist jumping up and hugging him while Tequila Man snapped a photo of us.
When we left the restaurant RUCO gave me his leather jacket to wear as it was cold, to me anyway. What a gentleman.
As we walked around outside after lunch and talked, RUCO mentioned seeing a place called Finn's Slough. It was nearby and TM (short for Tequila Man) took me there. OMG, it was a step back in time to a funky unique living style. It is old houses built on a little creek (that's what I would call it in Texas anyway). It is affected by the tides so while we were there the boats and houses, which are built on stilts were high and dry.
The house above says that it is the school. I suppose there are enough people living there for such a thing.
The history of the place is thus. The Finn family were squatters about one hundred years ago. Then others moved in. It seems, based on a sign with a petition to sign, that the City of Richmond wants to tear all this town to gentrify the area.
Good heavens, does the whole world have to be beige stucco? I hope this unique place can prevail.
An "outsider art" environment right in Finn's Slough. Well, in all actuality, allllll of Finn's Slough is an outsider environment!
There is a walking bridge to cross that is so old the boards flop when you walk on it. I squealed as I carefully walked across it. The catywompous sign below made me laugh.
And there it is in all its wacky splendor, Finn's Slough. The closest thing I've ever seen to any place like this would be Kemah, Bacliff and environs south of Houston on Galveston Bay. Down there we used to see the street dance scenes of characters as I saw yesterday - before it was gentrified and became a tourist attraction.