Only had time for a brief look, but appears to be a quite interesting site worthy of some perusal.
Those are great pics of Paddy Chayevsky and Mark Twain. Somehow I think Twain would have loved Network.
Wonderful blog, already bookmarked to my device after a quick glance. Being a "Texian" myself, I have been to all the towns you mentioned visiting on your road trip with the Prince Which I have tried recently and feel about it much as you do). The only issue is, I wasn't a pipeman back then, so I never even looked for the tobacconists there. Looks like it's time to plan a similar road trip! Now, which pipes and 'baccy to take with me...?