So, hmm, this one is a bit hard to explain other than it’s simply a crazy thing to do- so we thought it would be fun. Lisa came to visit last weekend. We’ve been trying to make a concerted effort to get out and be tourists here in Texas whenever we’ve had the chance. So Saturday, we spent four hours trying to figure out what we wanted to do. It’s summer here and that means its hot. As we thought about places to go see, most of the ones around here felt like they were outdoors. In my internet search, I stumbled upon the fact that Sulphur Springs has the “world’s only” see-through public bathroom. Well, now, that sounds strange. It’s the the town square/courthouse lawn.
So, for no other reason than we didn’t have a better plan, that’s what we did. We drove almost 300 miles round trip to see a see through bathroom.
I will say the old courthouse is quite something.
As luck would have it, downtown was packed. Well, there went all of Lisa and I’s courage to try the see through bathroom. Lisa and I were trying to figure out what was going on by reading the banners by the courthouse.
And, I was thirsty. That’s when the worst moment and the funniest moment of the day happened. I was sipping on my coke, which I knew was hot but I was thirsty, while listening to what Lisa was reading and trying to figure out what was going on. After swallowing the first two sips and taking the third, I realized it wasn’t my coke. It was nasty tasting and that could only mean one thing- I was drinking Lisa’s Dr. Pepper. If anyone besides Cody knows how much I hate Dr. Pepper and can’t stand the taste, it’s Lisa. So, at least once she figured it out she got it. I was struggling to swallow that third sip, when Lisa pointed out that the cap was the wrong color- it was too dark for a coke. I was trying so hard not to spit that last sip back in the bottle. It was Lisa’s drink and I felt bad for even winding up with it. I finally swallowed and Lisa and I fell into laughter.
We wondered the courthouse square and found the see-through bathrooms. I even snapped a picture of Lisa and I in the reflection. LOL, you’d never know this is a bathroom!
Of course, I didn’t realize Lisa was looking away when I hit the shutter. It happens- especially when trying to get a picture of Lisa. We wondered a few of the shops downtown and the realized, we had to go to the bathroom. So, when you come to see a see-through bathroom and you’ve got to go, you go.
I snapped a few pictures while I was in the bathroom.
Yup, that was my view from within the bathroom. It was the strangest thing ever! To be sitting there and looking out at everyone.
Here you can actually tell it’s a bathroom and see just how clear things were. I wish I’d taken a video because it probably would have captured it much better. I wonder why I didn’t think of that at the time. . . it was kinda mind-blowing weird in there.
I think next time I take this adventure, I’ll be sure to drink lots of water- call it liquid courage in a new form.
There were a few other things to do in Sulphur Springs rather than just going to see a see-through bathroom. We went by the Dairy Museum to get a few pics of the big cows. OK, we would have gone to the museum but it was closed.
And on the way home, we had the most spectacular rainbow. We got to enjoy it forever it seemed. It went all the way around and then there was a fainter rainbow above it. The pictures that I got just do not do it justice. It was sooooo cool.
You can find out more about the see-through bathroom in Sulphur Springs (and other things to do) here. That’s the link that started it all. . . .