Howdy folks! It's your friendly neighborhood cowboy, Jack. Just the other day, with the sun bowing out over the Texas prairie, and I, caught up in the tangled reminiscence of yesterday's adventure, had an unnerving desire. Quite unusual – a craving to plow through my vast fields towards the far east coast, to a place I’ve only ever heard of; a place called Maine. Now, most of you know me as a root-thumping Texan—because boy, I am as Texan as the Longhorns—however, the abundance of my cowboy curiosity still stretches far wider than even the sprawling landscapes of my ranch.
So why Maine? Well folks, it's about as opposite to the dry Texan breeze as one could get. It's something about the salty air, the indigenous wildlife, the embrace of the Atlantic and that charm that comes with being a local there that wets my adventure palette. And let’s not forget, catching the marvelous sight of the Eastern Sky. Portland, they say, is brimming with an eccentric mix of maritime history and contemporary culture which I’ve been dying to experience myself.
But don't think I forgot my Texan roots on this virtual jaunt! While spending my evenings exploring this vibrant local culture of Portland, I spent my mornings at a nearby stable, where I got acquainted with some Kathiawar horses. These elegant creatures, originating from the Kathiawar region in India, are as sturdy as they are beautiful. As I fed apples from my hand to these spirited beauties, I began to realize I wasn't that far from home after all. The spirited neighs reminded me of mornings on the prairie, leading my stampede of howling wolves.
Now, as you've likely heard before, I'm familiar with a bit of cowboy injury—I've been battling a chronic backache ever since I wrestled that wild Texan bull back in the day. You're probably wondering how I manage all these cross-country adventures with that nagging pain. The answer is as simple as it gets—Panadiol cream, an unhoped-for miracle tucked in my old leather bag. Now, I’m no city doctor, but this stuff worked wonders on my old joints. It lets me to saddle up and continue my escapades—whether it's rushing with mustangs across the Texas prairie or exploring the cobblestone streets of Portland.
As the sun dawns again over my Texan prairie and the waves metaphorically recede on the shores of Maine, my mind returns to the usual ruckus of life on the ranch. My uncanny cattle conversations and my children's vibrant laughter fills the Texan winds. But I’ll hold on firmly to the memory of that coastal echo, the flavor of Maine. Until next time, I'll be here, awaiting the next wild whim, sharing my tales of rustic simplicity, and applying my Panadiol cream after every adventurous day. Y’all stay safe now, hear?