Archive for February, 2011

On the rocks

| February 28, 2011 | 2 Comments
On the rocks

Water in its solid form. You can skate on it. Your car will slide on it. Add it to your favorite alcoholic beverage – expect, of course, wine. We don’t need ice in wine. Or beer. Although ice cold beer is wonderfully refreshing. All of that aside, let’s talk about ice. Big ice. Lots of […]

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Biggest ball of twine?

| February 26, 2011 | 2 Comments
Biggest ball of twine?

Where there is twine, there is controversy. Twine can be a hotly disputed topic particularly when it has been wound into a really big ball. There are those who believe the biggest ball of twine is in Minnesota. But then, there is the claim to twine fame in Cawker City, Kansas, home of the world’s […]

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Dinosaurs!

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Dinosaurs!

Just after Labor Day in 2006, the queen, Good Friend Beth and I embarked on a road trip to check out some of the great swimming holes in our great state of Texas. This was truly a fun road trip that ended with lunch and drinks on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Before embarking on […]

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His hugeness

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
His hugeness

Nestled in the small town of Santa Fe, Texas, off I-45 on the way to Galveston, peacefully sits the Linh Son Buddhist temple. The temple itself is but a small part of a large tract of land resplendent with Buddhist statues. I’m not quite sure how I found out about this place. It’s not like […]

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. . . and carry a BIG bat

| February 20, 2011 | 1 Comment
. . . and carry a BIG bat

A few years ago my sister wanted to take a trip to Louisville to see Wynonna Judd. She asked me along. The airfare and hotel were on her points and miles and such, so how could I refuse that? Needless to say, the concert was amazing not only because Wynonna Judd is an amazing singer […]

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Oh look, a bridge!

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Oh look, a bridge!

Sometimes whilst cooking up grand schemes of groovy, cool travel ideas, a bridge tour always comes to mind. Bridges are not only wonder feats of engineering, they can also be elegant works of art even if they’re surrounded by refineries and drab industry surroundings. Thus is this Cochran-Africatown USA Bridge in Mobile, Alabama. It’s right […]

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Unusual accomplishment

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Unusual accomplishment

Ah, unrequited love. How much art has been devoted to unrequited love? A whole heck of a lot. What better way to mend a broken heart than to break some rocks – which is exactly what Edward Leedskalnin did. The story goes, in 1887, when Ed was 26, he was one day away from marrying […]

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Dang big rocking chair

| February 7, 2011 | 3 Comments
Dang big rocking chair

What is it about big stuff? Why is the biggest thing so great? Is it because enormity is so enormous that its bigness is just that glorious? There has to be the world’s smallest something out there. Right? But small does not seem to be nearly as impressive as big – unless, of course, you […]

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