Archive for November, 2011

Avenue of the Giants

| November 29, 2011 | 7 Comments
Avenue of the Giants

We said goodbye to the confusion of Confusion Hill. Luckily we were not confused about where to go and headed for the Avenue of the Giants. I always enjoy driving on a road canopied with trees and tunneled by lush greenery. The only things missing were the woodland folk – the happy tree gnomes singing […]

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World’s largest chainsaw carving

| November 25, 2011 | 4 Comments
World’s largest chainsaw carving

One more thing about Confusion Hill, it boasts the largest freestanding redwood chainsaw carving in the world! From the website: It soars over 40 feet above the parking lot. It took one man over 3 months to create.  Now, I’m not a big fan of chainsaw carvings but I can appreciate the time and effort […]

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Sunday in Houston: It is balloon!

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments
Sunday in Houston: It is balloon!

Sunday in Houston found us grabbing some Barstuks for chai and Old Town Kolaches for some Sunday breakfast kolache goodness. It’s pronounced co-lah-chee. On the way the queen informed me of a sighting. Yes, a sighting. These days such a sighting is rare. As such, it was imperative to grab a camera and document the […]

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Defying gravity

| November 18, 2011 | 4 Comments
Defying gravity

The queen stayed in the car and continued her knitting. I had to go it alone. The cost for a full-on feeling of confusion in the gravity house is five dollars. Is it worth five dollars? In this world of big box stores and online shopping, places like Confusion Hill need to exist. Yes, it […]

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Virtual travel

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Virtual travel

I just downloaded Google Earth. It’s totally trippy, man. Today I went to Macchu Pichu just because I can. Speaking of trippy, I still need to post about the gravity house on Confusion Hill. Hopefully tonight. In the meantime, I’m headed off to the Great Wall of China.

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Sunday in Houston: Willie

| November 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
Sunday in Houston: Willie

Willie Nelson at the Arena Theater tonight. We’re goin’. That’s all.

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Don’t be confused

| November 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Don’t be confused

After driving through a tree we merrily (yes, merrily) headed back to 101 and the Avenue of the Giants. But wait! Could it be? Ohmagawd. A true, honest to goodness roadside attraction – a funkydelicious place where some cornut of a human decided to get all kooky with their bad self and throw a bunch […]

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Driving through a tree

| November 9, 2011 | 3 Comments
Driving through a tree

With our stay in Mendocino behind us, our drive up to Portland began on the ridiculously scenic hwy 101. It’s all so…you know…’wow’. One thing California totally has down is the vista point. I’m convinced it’s a scenic road art form – knowing when to put a vista point. Apparently, some states haven’t gotten the […]

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Scenic knitting

| November 7, 2011 | 2 Comments
Scenic knitting

We made it past the poo and the dust bowl, skirted San Francisco and headed to Mendocino. Our first visit to this small town on a cliff in 2004 left us wanting to return. In fact, the picture I used on the ‘About LtD‘ page was taken in Mendocino as we waited to watch the […]

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Sunday in Houston: Bagels

| November 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
Sunday in Houston: Bagels

We interrupt the epic road trip out west for a Sunday Houston post. Just because you take a mega trip doesn’t mean the home stuff ceases to exist. Today we talk about bagels. I do not consider myself a ‘foodie’. I like food, but the sophistication of my palate would rival a 10 year old, […]

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