Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mac & The Duke

Mac was deep in thought today, it seems he has an idol and wants to know if you can see the resemblance.

Hmmmm, If you look really close....... maybe a hat would help!
Oh well back to reality, I'm just a dog with a bandanna.
A short video of Mac's idea of fun!
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Forbidden Gardens

We visited Forbidden Gardens in Katy Texas Friday afternoon. Forbidden Gardens offers you a miniaturized tour of the Forbidden City of China. The tour was very interesting but I was not able to get much information about the construction, the owner, or history of the Forbidden Gardens, so I turned to the Internet. I was able to find some great information that answered all my questions at Roadside America . Below are some of the pictures taken during the tour. Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Joyce sitting at the gates where the tour begins.
Main Entrance
Bridge beyond the Main Entrance
First look at the Terra-Cotta Army
Scaled to 1/3rd the size of the originals
There are over 6000 replicas
The follow signs discribe the pictures below them.
"Hall of Supreme Harmony"

Imperial Garden

Garden of Tranquil Longevity

Palace of Motherly Tranquility

Ci Ning Garden

Hall of Martial Spirit

West Glorious Gate



These pictures show the detail of the building construction.






This is a small representation of the actual table.
The photographer

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Around town

Mac was due for a bath and clipping so Mom made an appointment to bring him around the corner to the groomer at 8:00 AM. This is the after picture but I couldn't get him to smile.
Joyce and I took a short ride to a little local restaurant for lunch. On the way we passed this gas station with the lowest diesel we had seen yet so I had to take the picture for my diesel RV friends. Get it while it last!!!
We also passed the Service Center that I use to frequent prior to retirement. It was still there so I stopped in for a quick hello.
Went to Sams for Burgers
Lunch
Sam's is an old converted house with tables and chairs that don't match and floorboards that creek as you walk to your table.
On our way back to the campground we were stuck behind this truck that was moving at about ten miles per hour. Note the overloading and off center of the load, this guy had to ride the crown of the rode to avoid flipping over.
He finally turn off at the recycle center, look at those rear tires, WOW!!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Made it to Houston

Ouch!! We were on our way to Houston when this happened. There was another car on the other side of the truck. Don't mess with those big trucks! The ambulance was there but there didn't seem to be anyone seriously injured.

Here we are in Houston at Traders Village campground / flea market. There is a large indoor flea market on the weekends so we are here till Sunday so we can check it out. In the mean time there's a great Mexican restaurant not far from here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

On the Road in Texas

Right now, we are in a Walmart parking lot in Vidor, Tx as a stop for the night. We will continue on in the morning and will be spending five days in the Houston area at a place called Traders Village. Traders Village is a large flee market with a campground.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

An afternoon on Bourbon Street

We drove in to New Orleans and we were lucky enough to find parking right off Canal street, love my Garmin GPS

Corner of Canal & Bourbon There were street performers doing their thing, but this guy was differant so I had to do a short video.
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Sights & Sounds of Bourbon Street
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There had been a shooting on Bourbon Street two days ago so the police were out in their observation booths.


A shot down the street.


Then we spotted this old Caddy


Those are watches glued to the right side rear roof panel, and they're all set at 6:00. Hice dash!
Great hood ornaments