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Navasota, TX

| May 12, 2015 | 2 Comments
Navasota, TX

This year I made a lofty declaration that I didn’t want to go anywhere. No trips. None. I’m a staycatin’ this year. Takin’ a break from the road. The queen took her a little ol’ trip to the Texas Hill Country earlier this year, but other than that, we ain’t been nowhere. Just staying home and staying […]

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Road trippin’ Oct 2013

| June 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Road trippin’ Oct 2013

I’m trying to get back in the groove of this. A routine is needed. A blogging routine. Or not. But let’s jump back into it, shall we? Last October we took a big honkin’ trip up over yonder to Yankee land on the east coast. Usually when we drive up that way we go through […]

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A roadside classic: Mammy’s Cupboard

| February 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
A roadside classic: Mammy’s Cupboard

After contemplating the mysteries of the Abita Mystery House, we found refuge at a hotel in Mandeville during a torrential downpour. We sat in the common area drinking beer and wine and ordered some ‘za. The pizza delivery specialist was a real trooper bringing us pizza during a Looziana monsoon. The next day we headed […]

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Frank’s crib

| August 4, 2012 | 2 Comments
Frank’s crib

By the time we got to Oak Park, we were wanin’ We found our faces  left hangin’ on the bed We laughed about thinkin’ we’d see the Bean ‘Cause I’ve over planned so many times before… Unfortunately, Oak Park was the last stop of the Epic East Coast Odyssey of 2012, which meant we were […]

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Oak Park: Frank Lloyd Wright

| August 2, 2012 | 3 Comments
Oak Park: Frank Lloyd Wright

Before I get to the Frankapalooza Oak Park Tour, I believe I heard the soft thud of suggested knit shop absence. Oh ye of little faith! Thoust should never doubtest a knit shop visit if there is a knit shop in the va-cinity. Lo and behold – It was at this point my camera battery […]

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The Big Duck of Long Island

| June 22, 2012 | 6 Comments
The Big Duck of Long Island

Our little dock on the Sound was near the ferry to Long Island. I had a particular roadside attraction on my list for this trip but it all depended on how we felt about making a day of going over to Long Island. The decision was made. The day was sunny and crisp. So, let’s […]

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This is not a duck

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments
This is not a duck

And you’re saying, “Of course it’s not a duck. It’s a windmill.” Very true. BUT, if it was an establishment that sold windmills, it would be a “duck.” And you’re thinking, ‘wha?’ It’s true. An establishment whose building is the shape of what that establishment sells – is a ‘duck’. This particular business sells hot […]

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Knock knock

| May 2, 2012 | 5 Comments
Knock knock

Who’s there? Land art. Back in the 70s, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas. Working in Marfa allowed him to realize his work on a grander scale in concert with the stark landscape of west Texas. Some of his work is housed in two World War II prisoner of war camp warehouses. German […]

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Fallingwater

| August 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
Fallingwater

So much has been written about this Wright masterpiece there isn’t much more I can add. What’s to say? It’s breathtaking although I do think an updated paint job, or at the very least some power washing, would help spiff up the outside. No photos were allowed inside and if you search the internets you’ll […]

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Architects may come and…

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
Architects may come and…

…architects may go and never change a point of view, when I run dry, I stop and think of you ~ “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright,” Paul Simon I recently went through this rediscovery of Frank Lloyd Wright. What sparked it, I don’t know, but a decision was made after the initial flurry of  rediscovery […]

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