Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Rockport/Fulton after Hurricane Harvey

Three months after Hurricane Harvey made direct landfall on these sweet Texas Gulf Coast Beach towns there has been great progress but so much is still to be done… Texas is just one of those amazing places… the people here have an indominable spirit  and a determination that is unique, fiercely independent and solid in… Continue reading Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Rockport/Fulton after Hurricane Harvey

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree ~ A Thanksgiving Tradition

This album by folk singer, Arlo Guthrie was originally recorded in October of 1967 by Warner Brothers and the cover song, Alice’s Restaurant Massacree has been a Thanksgiving classic for more than 50 years. It recounts the true story about a Thanksgiving Day in 1965 when then 18 year old Arlo was visiting his friends… Continue reading Alice’s Restaurant Massacree ~ A Thanksgiving Tradition

Angel’s Icehouse a very cool Texas Roadhouse/Biker Bar/Family Fun Spot in Spicewood Texas…

Angel’s Icehouse is a ‘real’ Texas roadhouse and a favorite stop of locals and travelers alike.  In the hot old days, before refrigeration, an Icehouse was a local gathering spot where people would go to get their household ice and the best spot for local folks to visit and grab a cold beverage.  Angel’s is the real… Continue reading Angel’s Icehouse a very cool Texas Roadhouse/Biker Bar/Family Fun Spot in Spicewood Texas…

Last train to Clarksville ~ The Monkees 1966, Verde Canyon Rail & Haunted Jerome Arizona

Clarksville, in The Monkees’ first single,  ‘The Last Train to Clarksville’,   is actually referring to Clarksdale Arizona.  Songwriter Bobby Hart commented that they were looking for a good name to use and he recalled a little town in Northern Arizona that he used to pass through in the summer on his way to Oak Creek Canyon and… Continue reading Last train to Clarksville ~ The Monkees 1966, Verde Canyon Rail & Haunted Jerome Arizona

In honor of our Lady Veterans ~ Austin Women’s Honor Flight

Thank a Veteran for their service! I was honored to be present for the departure of these lovely lady veterans from Austin Bergstrom Airport last year.  They were attending Honor Flight Austin ~ All-Woman Flight #38.  I just happened to be there for a flight and was delighted to witness this grand procession. They were led… Continue reading In honor of our Lady Veterans ~ Austin Women’s Honor Flight

Hollywood-by-the-Sea… How much I miss you! Oxnard California

  It’s been about a year since I’ve walked these beaches.  This is Mandalay Beach Resort and it’s directly on the beach in Oxnard California.  We lived in Southern California for twelve years and this place holds some of my very best memories! I have stayed at this resort many times since. It sits between… Continue reading Hollywood-by-the-Sea… How much I miss you! Oxnard California