Sunday, January 20, 2013

Moonwalking Cow

Moonwalking Cow, permanently located at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, was originally part of the Cow Parade Houston held in 2001 as a fundraiser for the Texas Children’s Hospital.
This cow stands eight feet tall, holds a Texas flag and stands on a base that reads “Houston We Have Landed.” The sculpture represents the merging of the arts with aeronautics, and depicts Houston’s Spirit of mingling creativity with opportunity.
Mr. Marc Ostrofsky donated this sculpture, which was created by artist Silvestri, to the City of Houston in 2001.


I always enjoy my trips to TX so I can visit Whataburgers.
The golden age of drive-ins and American automobiles was just getting started back on August 8, 1950, when Harmon Dobson opened Whataburger #1. This tiny burger stand offered something people had never seen: a burger that was so big, they had to hold its five-inch bun with two hands. It was an instant success, and Harmon began to expand the business to other markets. In 1955, Harmon married Grace Williamson and became Whataburger's “First Couple.” Together, they raised three children: Hugh, Lynne and Tom. By the end of the decade, Harmon would open Whataburger #21 in Pensacola, Florida. It was the first Whataburger restaurant outside the state of Texas.

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New Airbus 321

 No more "No Smoking"! Now its "Turn off all Electronics" and Seat belts!

Got to fly on a new Airbus 321 today with its all carbon fiber wing. A beautiful thing to watch out the window.

Daffodils Already!

While walking Marco on Saturday we noticed that our daffodils are poking through the pine straw in the front yard! Could spring be around the corner?

Marco's new squeaky flip flop!

Marco got a new blue squeaky flip flop from San Antonio. He played with all weekend, lol!

Shipley Do-Nuts San Antonio TX.

For over 76 years, we have been serving up delicious do-nuts and kolaches to our faithful customers. We continue that tradition today with over 250 stores in what we affectionately describe as "the do-nut belt": Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.
It was 1936, the end of the Great Depression, when Lawrence Shipley, Sr. created a gourmet recipe for Do-Nuts.  So delicious were the Do-Nuts that they have withstood the test of time.  Cut by hand and served hot throughout the day, the Do-Nuts were 5 cents a dozen and were only sold wholesale. The product was so successful that it started to sell on the retail market in the mid 1940s. They were pretty yummy!!

Pool side view .

Pool side view while staying in San Antonio TX but much to chilly to enjoy it!

Bethenny Ever After and Skinnygirl!

 Beth and I enjoyed watching Bethenny Ever After on the weekends. While I was in San Antonio last week I found a display of Skinnygirl in the CVS. To bad I could take some home.

Skinnygirl Cocktails was created by Bethenny Frankel, a renowned natural foods chef, mixologist, New York Times Bestselling Author, and star of Bethenny Ever After. When she found out just how high in calories restaurant margaritas were, she saw an incredible opportunity: give women a low-calorie version of the cocktail that didn't sacrifice the fresh, delicious taste. Now Skinnygirl Cocktails offers a variety of ready-made and premium low calorie spirits, including margarita, sangria, white cranberry cosmo, wine, and vodka.
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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Back on the road again.

I start the 2013 traveling season this Sunday with a trip to Chicago followed by a trip to San Antonio TX the next week. Looking forward to using my new Garmin Nuvi 1490 5" GPS with built in Bluetooth for hands free calling using my new I-Phone 4S. I love technology!

A bare house!

The house and neighborhood looks bare without all the Christmas lights but it was a pretty day to take them all down.

A great day for Marco

 His day started out by helping Beth check in frames.

 Then he got a new ball when I got home.

And finally he enjoyed a sunny winter walk and got to climb up his favorite rock so he could see the whole neighborhood and pretend that he was a mountain wolf!

All packed away.

Sadly it was time this weekend to take down and store away the Christmas lights for another year. I always seems it takes longer to take them down than it does to put the up! 
Beth and I are already planning for next years light extravaganza and a possible first place finish.