Category Travel

T28 Might be corny, but I like it

T-shirts at concerts are expensive, but I wanted to go in a matching outfit with The Wife. Instead of getting one at the Boston vendor both, I decided to get a matching set of these for our date night. We both some nice comments as we walked to the Majestic Theather, avenue in San Antonio […]

T27 This iron horse​ eats no hay

I normally link a story related to my t-shirts to entries in Wikipedia. There isn’t one for Austin & Texas Central Railroad, so this blog will not be as info-rich as some others. The Wife and I took this train from north Austin to Llano. It a pleasant ride. Riding on a train, unless you […]

T25 A ship was sunk but not hopes

USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. Named in honor of the 48th state‘s recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of “super-dreadnought” battleships. Although commissioned in 1916, the ship remained stateside during World War I. […]

T23 The origin of my fav number?

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar moduleEagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; […]

T19 An old building with young blonde

  The Order of the Sons of Hermann, also known as Hermann Sons and by its German name as Der Orden der Hermann’s Soehne or Hermannssöhne, is a mutual aid society for German immigrants that was formed in New York City on July 20, 1840.[1][2] The order provides low-cost insurance and mutual aid and has […]

T18 Tower over in Wyoming

It is pretty amazing to see this in the flesh, er, I mean in the rock. I had seen this when it appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075860/). Now that I have written this, I had to go back to see the scene in the movie in which the Tower and the mothership […]

T16 Park yourself outside

After the wife and I started travelling following our marriage in SEP 2015, I tried to get her excited about the National Park System (https://www.nps.gov/index.htm). She had heard about them but was not on a tear to see a large number of the property under the NPS flag. There are only 59 national parks, but I […]