Gary is currently in Grand Chute, WI (May 22nd, 2015)

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Chain stores, subdivisions, and highways

I have come to the conclusion that the image of Texas I have always had is wrong. Very wrong. Texas was supposed to be oil wells, cattle, pick-up trucks and guys in big cowboy hats. It’s really nothing but an endless expanse of malls, stores, walled subdivisions and highways.

Friday, I had no fewer than three 15 minute conversations with strangers about my trip. I think I’m going to get some business cards made with my website address on it. It will be much easier than having everyone find a pen and try to write down the URL.

I also visited the National Boy Scout Museum (I’m an Eagle Scout) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The Kimbell is a small but good museum.

Scout Oath

Saturday, Scott and I went to the Apple store to get a tutorial on Final Cut Express and went to Micro Center to pick up doodads. In the evening we went out to a friend of Scott and Angie’s birthday’s party. We played Texas Hold Em until like 2am.

Today I hope to hit REI for some more waterproof bags for my electronics and a camera store for a better tripod. Also might try to get to Daley Plaza and take some video of the conspiracy crazies.

Monday morning, I’m on the train to LA for a 48 hour Amtrak adventure.

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  1. martha says:

    If you want business cards, check out Moo MiniCards that you can get via Flickr. They rock.

  2. Amy says:

    I am sure you saw the pick-up trucks and cowboy hats unless Scott only took you to yuppie Dallas places. Too bad you didn’t check out the Amon Carter museum in Fort Worth. Best cowboy art in the country!

  3. Crystal says:

    If you ever go through the panhandle of Texas, it’s pretty much like your concept of the state. Except Amarillo, which is a blend of what you saw in Dallas, and the cowboy stuff. Heh.

  4. HB says:

    Happy Easter, G!! I hope Scott is taking good care of you!

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