Category: travel

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boathouse and Martin House

I’ve always liked the stuff that Frank Lloyd Wright designed-I like his windows and chairs as well as his buildings.  Wright was an odd duck, as most geniuses tend to be, and he seldom did exactly what his clients wanted. 

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Eat Pray Love

The story of a writer who wakes up one day to discover that she is not as happy with her life as she would have hoped.  Much like the woman Julia Roberts plays in Larry Crowne, our hero finds that

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A Volcano, an Ice Cave, and Some Wolves

Tourist Stuff in New Mexico The Wife likes animal sanctuaries.  I tend to have mixed feelings about them myself.  For one thing none of them are made with Photographers in mind-a dozen shots of chain link fences with blurs behind

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Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

From the bottom of the hill the cables running up the side of the mountain don’t look all that impressive.  The mountain itself doesn’t look all that impressive.  But distance can have that effect.  Once we are at the bottom

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Two Frogs Grill

Over the past few years we have seen the billboard for Two Frogs Grill on our way to or from Oklahoma City.  This is a picture of two smiling frogs tied together. This billboard gives no hint as to what,

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The Big Texan

Free 72 oz. Steak proclaims billboards for hundreds of miles on every road leading to Amarillo, Texas.  The Big Texan is an old style tourist trap-a place with a gimmick and a ton of odds and ends for sale.  In

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James Coney Island

I like hotdog places.  They all have that kind of carnival feel to them.  Bright colors and outgoing people working beind the counter. And then they sell hotdogs, so what’s not to like? The James Coney Island is a Houston

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Trying to Get In Shape

I used to be an avid cyclist.  I would ride a couple of hundred miles a week.  I read a lot of magazine.  Kept up with the Tours in Europe.  Watched the Cyclists in The Olympics riding their $40,000 dollar

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NASA-Not What It Used To Be

When I was a kid being an Astronaut was a big deal.  Rocket launches were a big deal.  It was easy to believe that all those Science Fiction stories about living on the moon and exploring the universe were going

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NaBloPoMo-Doh

Well, I ended up in a one horse town last night with no internet connection-so I missed a day on my NaBloPoMo-drat. Oh, well, there’s always next month. I was out in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma and it was

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