Didn't want to miss an opportunity for a holiday ride. On the road by 7:00 and within minutes, I had dropped down into a valley and was admiring a shady creek. This is a favorite watering hole for the local cows. No wonder.
A little while later, I had climbed up and over another ridge and in a perfect position to survey the morning countryside. Just north of the Denton/Cook County line and looking east. Valley View, Texas is straight ahead, then turn left just past the horizon.