Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today Monica and I drove to Galveston to take a look at the wreckage. This was a fridge that was sitting in some sand on the beach.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MLK Parade

Houston had two Martin Luther King parades yesterday, however, I spent most of my time at the downtown one. It was 73 degrees and I became sunburned because my pale Michigan skin wasn't prepared for the sun's Texas-in-January rays.

Monday, January 19, 2009


This was an off-the-beaten path photo taken in Hope, Arkansas where time slowed down quite a bit. I passed a sign on the highway that said Hope, AK was the birthplace of Bill Clinton so I decided to check it out. To me, it was like being transported to another world. I wasn't as concerned with Bill Clinton history as I was in soaking in some of this small town's allure.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Holidays

I knew that Christmas didn't equal snow-covered ground in all parts of the world. However, that still didn't prepare me for seeing a 'Happy Holidays' sign near cacti shortly after crossing the Texas state line.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I made it to Texas last week and internet was hooked up today. It feels good to finally be connected and in the know. The warmer temperatures are so strange. It's nice now but the summer is going to be roasting.
Memphis was the first city I stopped at on the way down. It was actually Elvis' birthday but by the time I got to Memphis and achieved my goal of eating some dynamite ribs, my party shoes were tired. So the next morning I drove to Graceland and to the place where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. The Elvis souvenir was in a gift shop a short distance away from Graceland. Quite creepy. After seeing the sites, I continued on my way.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Pity the Fool

Not a very exciting photo. This is going to help me make it to Houston without too much hassle. There will be no hassle because I downloaded the Mr. T voice for my navigation so according to Mr. T, I'm going to "get there in one piece!".
Other things Mr. T says...
"You better turn left, don't make Mr. T jump out of this machine and get you!"
"Turn right in 100 yards...fool!"

Monday, January 05, 2009


Driving around in the back country near Charlevoix.


I'm an only child, but before I was born, I had a sister named Stacey who was lost. She is, and always has been, the voice in my head that tells me to appreciate the beauty in my surroundings and to see places that she never had the chance to.
My dad showed me this photo of Stacey today and said he took it while she was walking around in the yard, amazed at how the dandelion seeds fall from the plant when they're touched.