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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