Monthly Archives: July 2014

Purple Martins Fly Wild for the Roost! | Austin, Texas

Roosting from July to August, but showing up as early as February, the purple martins of Austin, Texas are a favorite Austin attraction for locals and tourists. Gaining popularity like the bats of Austin found under the South Congress Bridge, … Continue reading

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Galt Giant Thermometer | Galt, California

I didn’t realize that Galt has one odd-beat attraction.  Kim, a Galt resident, brought me here to see it.  I was thrilled.  Its history was built in 2010 by brothers, Paul and Bill Giddens.  A 50-foot-tall  thermometer next to the … Continue reading

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Sculptured Face in 1930s Sedan | Austin, Texas

Some kind of artistic statement — a rusty car hulk powered by plants and driven by a carved gentleman. Directions: On the north side of James St. W. midway between Newton St. and S. Congress Ave. You’ll see a white … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Beetle Spider | Palm Springs, California

 Susie is unfazed by its monstrous sight… Oh, it’s a black widow!!! Let’s RUN OFF… There are many variations with the VW Beetle. The advantage of this arrangement is that I’ve never seen this theme elsewhere so its original. I … Continue reading

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Mission Peak | Fremont, California

  I was excited like a girl in the candy store! My two friends, Becky and Kim and I went. The heat was burning.  Becky and Kim decided not to continue and they encouraged me to go on.   I always … Continue reading

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Giant Tile Rubik’s Cube | Palm Springs, California

It’s a giant Rubik’s Cube made with floor tiles, so it is not color accurate. It’s at Works Floor and Wall.  If you want to play with the biggest Rubik’s cube,  bring the chair at 979 South Gene Autry Trail … Continue reading

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