which reminds me of ... ... our visit in texas in the late winter of 1979 .
was on a computer software training course in austin for several weeks .
thereafter mrs h and i decided to explore texas a bit - all the way down to "big bend national park " .
we were travelling on some country road with wire fencing on both sides .
we were looking for a place to stop and just limber up - saw a car parked in a bay and decided to pull in too .
were greeted by some friendly texans who had also pulled over for a break .
after chatting for a while , i remarked about the steps (stile ) that led across the fence .
(there wasn't as much greenery as on this picture)
"that's to allow hunters to cross the fence ? ", i enquired .
they just about laughed their heads off and pointed to a some sparse shrubs a few feet away . "it'll allow you to get to the 'wash-room' across the fence " , they pointed out - and we joined in the merriment .