Monday, April 6, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: E

 Eye on Texas - E is for Eden, Texas near San Angelo is central west Texas. Half of the 2800 person population are inmates in the For-Profit Prison, Eden Detention Center
 I wonder if they feel blessed?
Founded in the 1840s, Eden was named after Frederick Ede and became official in 1882. Farming, oil, livestock, and hunting - Eden has it all, along with these restaurants - The Burrito Lady, Chuy's BBQ, Happy Hollon's Grub Bus, and more. Various festivals can be enjoyed - the Spring Stampede, the Green Apple Music Series, and Christmas on the Square.

Eden looks like a lovely little community    Just don't pick up any hitchhikers in prison garb.

Bonus Downton Abbey quote by Lady Violet  " I do hope I'm interrupting something."

I shall give a Texan translation "Hey, am I interrupting something, y'all"


  1. Wow...Eden right down the road from me. I am very familiar with City Hall and the Cemetery in Eden as a Find A Grave photographer. Last trip there almost had a close encounter with a grave watcher in the form of a Big Bull Snake. The Garden of Eden is quite beautiful and well maintained as a Paradise for Flower Snakes in their Garden of Eden. Chuy's BBQ...awesome...don't forget a big helping of Red Beans and Cornbread. Prison has lots of lethal barbed wire along the top of the fence...have never seen anyone on the road except the guards crossing the street to the parking lot. The speed limit through there keeps the traffic moving at 55 mph.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
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  2. Sounds like an interesting place

  3. I can safely say I won't pick up hitchhikers ever, but especially in prison gear :-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  4. Great name. Here in upstate NY, I'm surrounded by foreign country names for some pretty small places. For example, I live in Greece (NY) and got married in Geneva (NY).

  5. Sounds like an interesting small town

  6. Sounds like an interesting small town

  7. Seeing as I know very little about Texas (I visited Corpus Christi and San Antonio several years ago, though), would it be safe to safe Eden is in the middle of nowhere?

  8. sounds like a quaint little town. Although I wouldn't want to live close to a prison...
    Michele at Angels Bark

  9. I'm intrigued by the concept of a for-profit prison. I kinda like it, though I'd be scared to learn how they make a profit.

  10. Yay for Texas, my home state that I love!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  11. A great address to put on your letter head! I love your translation of the Downton quote!!

  12. Eden is an interesting name for a prison. Love Lady Violet's quote, and your Texas style version!