Category Archives: Vacation

Vacation Back East

East Kentucky, that is. We loaded up the Datsun and headed to Carter County, in far eastern Kentucky and Carter Caves Kentucky State Park. Carter County is named for Kentucky State Senator William Grayson Carter. Apparently the neighboring counties got … Continue reading

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Chicago Summertime

We took a quick trip up to Chicago this weekend. Summertime is a nice time to visit Chicago, although you can get a little sweaty. I took the time to visit some parts of town that I hadn’t seen before. … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

CVH and I celebrated our nth anniversary this weekend. First, we checked into a local hotel: There was a Whole Foods nearby, where we discovered that for $5 to $10 you can get a healthy, tasty meal. Considering that you … Continue reading

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Rocket Park

  You go to Houston, you have to visit NASA.  I hadn’t been in many years, certainly not since they upgraded the visitor center (read: now you have to pay).  There are more exhibits now, and an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Tradition

For lunch today I got together with some old friends that I had worked with for many years.  We met at Rooster’s, an oil-refinery-worker-friendly joint.   A number of us had regularly eaten lunch at Rooster’s in Baytown since the … Continue reading

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The Birthplace of Texas

Saturday morning we got up and watched the live birth of the giraffe on the internet.  “What kind of giraffe is that?” CVH asked me.  “I think it’s a Rothschild’s”.  CVH found it very exciting to watch. After the big … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Texas

The Best Part of Texas is that you can get Blue Bell there again, which is still not available in Louisville. We flew down to Houston today on United (aka Republic) Airlines.  I got a seat with a lot of … Continue reading

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All Things Are Temporary

And vacations must come to an end.  Today is our last day in Chicago (unless we decide to chuck it all and stay here). After a bitterly cold Wednesday (even the local weather forecaster termed it “unseasonably cold”), today it’s … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time

This evening we went to a staging of L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.  (I wanted to see American Idiot, but got outvoted by CVH.) You read the book when you were a kid.  You are thinking that it would be … Continue reading

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Windy City Café Pancake Burger

Around the corner from the Intuit Gallery is the Windy City Café.  I had one of their house specials, the Pancake Burger: a burger served with a fried egg between two pancakes.  It works much better than it sounds, and … Continue reading

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