Sunday, April 27, 2014

“Red River Crossing” Getaway to “Holly’s Border Bar” #TEXAS/OKLAHOMA #DMS #BIKERBAR #GETAWAY #LetsRide!

Red River Crossing frome Denison Dam (2)

Introduction:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkien

Yesterday, April 26, 2014, I took a day trip to the “Red River Crossing” up highway 75 from Dallas, Texas to the border between the state of Texas and Durant, Oklahoma. Driving it is about an hour and half from Richardson, Texas. It was a brilliant sunny day and my IPOD filled with great music was my driving companion, I was in heaven. This was my second venture to this part of Texas and it was specifically to photograph the river and bridge from the Denison Dam. My secondary reason was to check out my fellow Texan and wonderful friend’s marvelous biker bar.

Red River Railroad Bridge w/Train Passing through (2)
A little background and history on, The Red River, is that it is a major tributary to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers in the southern US. “It is the second-largest river basin in the southern Great Plains. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows east, where it acts as the border between the states of Texas and Oklahoma. It forms a short border between Texas and Arkansas before entering Arkansas, turning south near Fulton, Arkansas and flowing into Louisiana. The total length of the river is 1,360 miles (2,190 km), with a mean flow of over 57,000 cubic feet per second (1,600 m3/s) at the mouth.” (2)

Once you cross the bridge, which has a steel railroad bridge on its right, take the very first exit on your right and then a left to 1390 S Franklin St, Colbert, Oklahoma 74733. This is where you will find “Holly’s Border Bar” and its gorgeous charismatic and just down right sexy proprietor Holley Means. I had the great pleasure of spending a large part of yesterday afternoon speaking with Holly about her bar business.

Holly Means and her Harley out side of  Holly’s Border Bar” (2)
Interview: Holly Means proprietor of “Holly’s Border Bar
Pool Table (2)
Holly has been the proprietor of “Holly’s Border Bar” for over ten years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and is proudly married to Bryan Means for over twenty years. The bar’s main clientele are basically “bikers” from all over Texas and Oklahoma “Ride to the Border” is her signature brand idiom. I asked Holley to tell me the best misnomer about her “Biker” customers and she said that despite their rough appearance which could turn off some folks; that bikers are salt of the earth, independent and fiercely loyal individuals. Quote:Bikers have a strong love for country, family and their bikes and in that order” and indeed her bar was welcoming, warm, great music and full of fun. She said that there were eighty couples that had met in this bar and to this day remained together. My personal prospective is “Don't judge a book by its cover” -George Elliot. The best time you can have is not at the casino, it is right here with Holly!!!!
Decorative Art (2)

Public Information:
Address:          1390 S Franklin St, Colbert, Oklahoma 74733, Telephone 580-296-5299
Email:             Hollysborderbar31@yahoo.com       

I would highly recommend checking out “Holly’s Border Bar” if you are driving by or in the neighborhood. Also, she has a list of scheduled
Upcoming Events (2)
events, which look amazing! Look on her facebook page.

References:
1. Red River: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River_of_the_South
2. Photography: Diana Mary Sharpton Photography ~ all rights reserved © 2014


My special song for this hard riding, god fearing, wonderful lady is
"Bob Seger - Roll Me Away From the album "The Distance" 1982" "Thank You For the Beer!!!! Let's roll Sugar, I am ready....

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