Travel Blogs from Gardendale
... of it) is far easier. No time soon will I forget the 12 inches to a foot 3 feet to a yard mantra. Other than the change in measuring units, the work I am currently doing is not indifferent to some previous work that I have done. All people in the architecture department have been helpful and welcoming and I'm enjoying it so far! I have visited Auburn University and had a slight insight into the extravagant lives of college kids in the US. I clearly haven't watched ...
... Manager who insisted that we leave the bikes at the front door, for security. He invited us to an open bar and nibbles from 5-7 and then also gave us vouchers for dinner at the Seafood restaurant across the road with free entrée or dessert each.
Yes, with that many temptations we did partake and enjoyed the evening although all of us were shattered.
Tomorrow, we head to Knoxville via the Jack Daniels ...
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Book of Images
And you wait. You wait for the one thing
that will change your life,
make it more than it is--
something wonderful, exceptional,
stones awakening, depths opening to you.
In the dusky bookstalls
Once we left Fredericksburg, we continued our adventure on the roads less traveled and stayed south of interstate 10. The central Texas Hill country is probably the prettiest part of Texas I've traveled through, plenty of green and rolling hills to keep the drive interesting. Once the hills flattened out it turned into Ag land for as far as the eyes could see. In this part of Texas it is primarily rice and sorghum, and there was a lot of it! After TX and sorghum country it ...
... scenic, but not for any conventional reasons. We weave our way through town, with the neighbourhood getting rougher and rougher, bars on the windows and people just sitting outside their houses staring out at the street. It pretty much went from first world in the centre of town to third world on the outskirts – a town in Botswana would not have looked out of place in some of those neighbourhoods.
We make it out of town ...