Oak Hills Medical Center Hotel
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... had lived there for a spell, and so grabbing a selfie and sending it along with a "Hey, look where we are!" seemed like the neighbourly thing to do. It was a glorious sunny day at Solvang so we took breakfast at Paula's Pancake House, which was deliciously indecent, and grazed around for over an hour like two happy people with no particular place to go. After snapping some pix of the ferocious life-size wooden Vikings and caterwauling a few bars of "Clogging In The ...
Although I now have to remember things from this past Monday (writing on Friday) there are several worth memorializing. The drive from Baytown to San Antonio was not very memorable except for the heat and pulling into a gas station and noticing a fissure in the cement requiring careful navigation. Paula wondered if it was from an earthquake. Come to find out, this part of the country gets so dry the damage is more violent than from frost up north. The earth dries out ...
The difficulties of yesterday led to a trailer which is now about an inch and a half wider in the back than it used to be. However, it turns out that there is no Home Depot in BFT (bum f'd Texas). This lead me to the question, "Hmmm, how do I McGyver the back of the trailer together?" I started thinking about my days on the trail, and the handy pack of zip ties I used to carry to give the Jeep guys, you know, to keep their stuff ...
Here we go again! For the last 5 years or so, Richard and I have taken turns choosing a destination for our summer location. This year was his choice and he wanted to go to Ireland. In researching this trip I decided to widen our itinerary to Great Britain (we'll visit England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) and Ireland. The first half of the trip we'll sightsee via train and the second half we're boarding the Ruby Princess to take us to Scotland and ...
... the end of the Texas Revolution, they tore down many of the Alamo walls and burned some of the buildings.
For the next five years, the Alamo was periodically used to garrison
soldiers, both Texian and Mexican, but was ultimately abandoned. In
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