Archive for March, 2011

View from above

| March 29, 2011 | 2 Comments
View from above

Since we have eschewed the hassle (and cost) of flying domestically for the gloriously unattached itinerary of car travel, the marvel of flying seems distant and remote. How fitting it is that I am in the process of uploading all our photos into ‘the cloud’. In this case, SmugMug. Last year I lost photos from […]

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Gertrude

| March 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Gertrude

Gertrude was my first, and, as they say, you always remember your first. She is a 1967 Ford Falcon whose original owner’s name was Gertrude. My friends Penny and Harry bought the car in 1994 with designs to make it into an art car. That year, I painted the hood. Penny attached magnet backed cds […]

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Animals on parade

| March 11, 2011 | 3 Comments
Animals on parade

The first time I saw one of these painted animals was in Zurich in 1999 and didn’t realize at the time it would soon spark a painted animals in the city revolution. Apparently Zurich is the epicenter of painted city animals. It all started there. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of that first […]

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Another kind of real Thing

| March 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Another kind of real Thing

The teasing begins even before you get to Arizona heading west on Interstate 10. You see the first billboard – The Thing, Mystery of the Desert. Then another billboard and another. By the time you get closer to The Thing, in Benson, Arizona, you desperately feel the need to stop. Your very life may depend […]

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The real thing

| March 5, 2011 | 1 Comment
The real thing

Our big vacay this year is going to be a mega road trip to the Pacific Northwest with all kinds of stops in between, of course. This will not be our first trip to the land of mist and coffee. We went on an Alaskan cruise in May of 08, flew into Seattle, drove down […]

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You’re my waterwall

| March 3, 2011 | 6 Comments
You’re my waterwall

Houston gets a lot of flack for simply being Houston. When the Superbowl was here a few years ago, the vitriol from sports writers and others about what a loser place Houston is was a tad bit insulting. I’ve lived in Houston for 37 years. There was a time when I would have agreed with […]

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