Archive for April, 2012

A whole lot of somethin’…

| April 29, 2012 | 1 Comment
A whole lot of somethin’…

… in the middle of nuthin’. Marfa, TX. The desert of Texas. I often have to check myself and make sure I’m not spelling it ‘dessert’. How fitting it is those two words are so closely related by spelling yet a total contradiction – one is everything and the other is nothing. That’s how it […]

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West of the Pecos

| April 24, 2012 | 5 Comments
West of the Pecos

February 14 – Valentines Day. What to give? Chocolates? Flowers? A nice dinner? Hmmm. How about a nine hour driving trip out west to a little art enclave called Marfa?  Sure! Who wouldn’t want that as a Valentine’s present? I instructed the queen to save the dates – February 12 to 14 (Sunday – Tuesday). […]

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Texas stop sign

| April 23, 2012 | 3 Comments
Texas stop sign

We crossed southern Wyoming. Not much to see. By this time it was all about getting home. Castle Rock, just outside of Denver, afforded us a comfortable place to crash. The drive into New Mexico from Colorado was quite lovely and very scenic. You’ll just have to take my word for it. We did come […]

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Sunday in Houston (but not)

| April 22, 2012 | 4 Comments
Sunday in Houston (but not)

Getting back to the Sunday in Houston blogs –  but today we were in Galveston, just a 45 minute drive from the Bayou City. I took “Nellie” with me. Nellie is a little bear on a key chain from Ireland. I “friend” the page World Irish on fb and received Nellie the key chain bear […]

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The Spiral Jetty

| April 18, 2012 | 4 Comments
The Spiral Jetty

After the grueling hour and a half drive, we arrive at our destination – The Spiral Jetty. Ok, remember when I told you I didn’t do any research? Yeah. See, it never occurred to me that the Spiral Jetty could possibly be UNDER WATER. Because, ya know, in my world of perfect scenarios, everything is […]

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Land (art) ho!

| April 17, 2012 | 2 Comments
Land (art) ho!

From I Da Ho to Land Ho… of the artistic type. It’s all about bein’ a ho. One of my perennial, bucket list items has been to see Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, a land art installation created in 1970 on the northern part of the Great Salt Lake. Who wouldn’t want to see a spiral […]

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Idaho welcomes you

| April 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
Idaho welcomes you

Beautiful Idaho. That’s what the license plates say. From what I could see, the part of Idaho we drove through was not particularly beautiful. Peering off to the north one could see the amuse bouche of beautifulness. Perhaps the license plate motto was right. Nevertheless, the bland plains surrounding Boise reminded me of the Texas […]

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All is not lost

| April 14, 2012 | 2 Comments
All is not lost

The photos of the Epic Road Trip Out West live on. The external hard drive is still wonky and being all nihilist about coughing up the info stored on it. It’s all like, “Why do you care what information is on me, we’re all gonna die some day, so what’s the point?” But, I found […]

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Cloudy

| April 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
Cloudy

Last year I had this brilliant idea to start uploading all our travel photos to Smug Mug. That way, if our external hard drive craps out, we will still have our photos. Well, I’ve got some of our photos on Smug Mug but not all. And today? Yes, it appears the hard drive has decided […]

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plufrompxd

| April 12, 2012 | 4 Comments
plufrompxd

Our road trips almost always involve hooking up with family or friends or both. This trip we stayed in LA with Good Friend Irene, she of constant motion who has very recently packed up and moved to Denver. Only 18 hours from Houston. Piece of cake, says I. While staying with Irene in LA, we […]

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