Earlier this week, I found myself immersed in one of my favorite online hobbies: Google Streetview.

If you’ve not seen it, it’s a fancy map feature on computers and smart phones that allow you to actually look at things on a street.  My last venture onto Streetview was downtown Eastland, Texas, and the Majestic Theater. Pretty iconic place in the Crosstimbers west of Fort Worth.

Majestica Theater

I have never been to the Majestic Theater in Eastland, Texas. I’ve never actually been to downtown Eastland. I have been to Eastland County thanks to Highway 6 and Interstate 20 though.

But it feels like I’ve been there.  All thanks to a “google car” that rolls down the road and takes pictures of our surroundings. One time, me and Kenny Boles were on our way to Opelika, Alabama, when we passed a “google car” on Highway 80. Six months later, I found our “image” as we were eastbound across the rolling plains west of Montgomery somewhere. I wish I could find that image I saved of the truck.

Over in Sherman, Texas, you can see my mother pulling into the side street next to the house we lived in back in 2007.

mama

There’s even a website or two devoted to funny images captured by Google Streetview. Just a cautionary word: Not all of the pictures are G-rated. Here’s one of those sites.

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