Monthly Archives: January 2011

Houston Children’s Museum

I had this idealistic view when I left home that I would take Keegan to Children’s Museums in all the fine cities across the US and we would play and have these amazing experiences. Well, FINALLY, after being in several … Continue reading

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Galveston, oh Galveston

Galveston brought up so much joy (ode to warmth) and so much sadness (a town that was recently devastated by Hurricane Ike and is still recovering). One touching thing, of which I have NO pictures, was the artistic treatment of … Continue reading

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The American Alligator

Many Texas state parks are home to the elusive American Alligator. We were startled when we first discovered this at Lake Texana…we found out by watching the signs… First the warning… And then the reason… Not a single alligator in … Continue reading

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Sumo

While reading a Magic Treehouse Book, Keegan was introduced to Sumo wrestling. We talked a lot about it and made up our own Sumo game down at the beach. It involves stomping and posing and then trying to push each … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Water Feature

On our first day here, when we got soaked by a cloudburst, Keegan found a fountain that is probably very crowded on warm days. It is in a public area near the convention center and is a lovely fountain that … Continue reading

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Drive Friendly

I noticed a road sign on the back of the warning signs: “Bridge May Be Icy”. When that sign is not displayed, the sign reads “Drive friendly”. Even the Texas Welcome sign displayed this sentiment… We were told today that … Continue reading

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Warm at last, warm at last, thank God almighty, we are warm at last.

My sincere apologies to MLK for co-opting and paraphrasing his famous words, but, I’ve gotta tell you, finding warmth after the past few weeks is akin to a religious experience for me. We raced through New Mexico and Texas and … Continue reading

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