We followed a trail and climbed to the top of Devil’s Den, a tumbled cluster of large boulders. It provided several good hiding places for Confederate soldiers to shoot at Union soldiers. Late afternoon sunshine burned my back. I looked directly across the wide valley named the Slaughter Pen by Confederate soldiers to the hill … More Are You Going the Wrong Way?
Good leaders correctly size up situations and take swift decisive action. Our visit to Gettysburg National Military Park had a profound impact upon me. We stood on the rocky slope of a hill known as Little Round Top. From this vantage point we gained perspective of the immense battlefield. Like the large size of the … More Gettysburg — the Story of Little Round Top
You know you may be in a good Texas barbecue restaurant when . . . . . . the cowboys in line still have their spurs on their boots. . . . the aroma and sight of the food makes your mouth water. . . . a helicopter lands on the front lawn of the … More Barbecue Worth Flying For
Our hostess drove us around their Texas Game Ranch in their ATV. She pointed out signs (usually scat) of various animals living on the ranch. One large pile belonged to an Indian Antelope or Blackbuck. Since this large male is a regular on their ranch, they decided to name him, “Buddy.” Many Game Ranches in … More Does That Critter Belong in Texas?
Smack dab in the middle of Texas Hill Country, I stepped out of the barndominium (yes, that’s a thing) and breathed deep of the chilly March air. The scent of cedar wafted toward me, but this was an unfamiliar variety. These cedars dotting the surrounding hills looked more like large round lollypop bushes than trees. … More Smack Dab in the Middle of Texas Hill Country
If you’ll be near Fredericksburg, Texas this upcoming Memorial Day weekend consider these opportunities. The National Museum of the Pacific War invites you to join them on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard for their annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This free event is open to the public. Seating is … More Memorial Day 2018, Fredericksburg, Texas
While driving to the heart of Texas hill country, we stopped for the night in Wichita Falls. The hotel desk clerk recommended the food at the Pioneer 3 Restaurant. “It looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is very good,” she said. She was right about both. First off, the parking lot … More Texas-sized Portions Served Here
One of the oldest jokes in America has multiple punch lines. In Maui, chickens ran wild. Locals fed them. As a result of that and their ability to survive and thrive quite well in this tropical climate, they were residents of numerous locations. They ran in front of us when we walked to our car. … More Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
One hot day in February we took shelter in the cool shade of this magnificent Banyan Tree. Numerous benches were provided underneath to sit and admire the tree, which is over one hundred years old. We ate our lunch there while enjoying the lovely relief from the heat under its canopy covering most of the … More Lahaina