Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Everything really IS bigger in Texas.
The Texas State Capitol is the largest state capitol by square footage and is second only in size to the National Capitol in Washington DC.
But the Capitol in Texas is taller. 15 feet taller. Take that DC.
We darted in a downpour from the visitors center to the Capitol and squished our way inside and joined up with a tour group. Being my mother's daughter, I answered one trivia question right and then went on to answer a few more and the guide started teasing me. When we told him we had to leave he asked "who is going to answer my questions now?"
Definitely worth a visit - even just to look up at the amazing dome and get out of the rain.
Best Texas Quote
"You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas." ~Davy Crockett
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
What is your favorite fair food?
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I make it back to Wisconsin at least once a year. This time my sister and I caught up with a lot of family in a three day span in typical whirlwind tour style. I will write delicious prose soon about my love for Racine Kringle and eating my way through the State Fair, but in the meantime I wanted to share this photo. I was playing with the settings on my phone as well as with Instagram while drinking wine in the backyard and this was the result.
If you've been to Wisconsin, or lived there, what is do you consider "Simply Wisconsin?"
Friday, August 3, 2012
I appreciate public transportation more and more each year. I would rather read, Facebook, blog, eavesdrop, plan my next vacation, listen to music, question peoples' fashion choices or gaze vacantly into space than pay attention on I 25. Five years of commuting via light rail has saved me big bucks on gas and extended the life of my car.
If I'm flying out for a weekend I usually leave from work. Cheaper than a taxi or a shuttle and less hassle than driving? RTD Sky Ride. A whopping $11 from Market St Station ($7 for me since I have a monthly pass) and I can sit on a comfortable air conditioned coach and tune out. An hour later, after waving to the iconic demon horse statue, I'm at departures.
Today I'm taking a page from the rest of the world and creating a parody of "Call Me Maybe."
I just left work
and I'm too lazy
To drive myself so
Sky Ride baby....