Well, actually, I did know "where" it would lead: to 254 county seats and the roads in between.
However, in the beginning I didn't realize what a monumental task this was. 254 counties is a LOT!
Thankfully, I quickly realized just how much fun it was to visit all of these places in Texas that I otherwise might never have heard of, let alone visit. Rock Springs, for example. Or, Center, which isn't in the "center" of Texas at all.
Regardless, I soon learned that getting there is half the fun, or more, sometimes.
My process is simple: there is no particular order. The only order I've imposed on myself is the last courthouse I'll photograph: Harris County, in Houston, my hometown. Otherwise, I'll take 'em whatever order I find them. Although I do draw the line at Christmas decorations. So, December is out. (Regardless, many courthouses have permanent lighting installations for the holidays. It's just too difficult to put them up and take them down each year.)
As I begin this blog, on August 10, 2011, I've already visited and photographed 108 county seats and courthouses. A few of them will require additional visits since the courthouses were undergoing restoration when I first visited.
I've been posting my photos and comments in albums on my Facebook page for a couple of years. However, I've decided now that I have developed a feel for my subject matter and a good stock of photos it is time to broaden my reach. So, welcome to 254texascourthouses!