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Flounders and a Ship Model in South Texas

The amazingly detailed model above is made of teak, ebony, cedar, rosewood, and mahogany and took two years to complete. It depicts the Dutch ship that defeated the British in the Four Days Battle of 1666. I ate a rare … Continue reading

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Winter in the Land of the Iguana

Last winter Mary explored the small fishing town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and saw a little girl taking pictures of a big iguana; so Mary took out her camera, too. Mary was curious to know what they look like … Continue reading

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Our Neighbors in Bucerías, Nayarit

I took a walk around the block of our house in Bucerías, Nayarit today and snapped some pictures. We’re in the low rent district 6 blocks from the beach. We must cross the highway and walk 10 minutes to access … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year with Chinese Sky Lanterns

Mary and I celebrated the New Year last night by watching for the first time Chinese Sky Lanterns, floating fireballs that travel with the wind. We shouted with awe as much as Venus did when she saw turtles for the … Continue reading

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Vacation in Vallarta

Mary and I are passing a vacation in the town of Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico, about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. I drove our van here taking Venus and my bike, piano, two 25 inch monitors, and luggage; Mary flew … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Whales of Magdalena Bay, Mexico

Mary, sister Carol, dog Venus, and I visited the whales of Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, in February 2008 while we were passing the winter a few hours away in La Paz. The bay is stuffed with whales giving birth … Continue reading

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A Week in Galveston

Mary and I spent a week at a timeshare in Galveston, an interesting town with much to see. The boat below has triple 350 horsepower engines that propel the trawler to 62 mph, enabling the owner to wake up later … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Astronaut Welcomes You to NASA

Mary and I visited the NASA Space Center near Houston a few weeks ago.

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Europe Bans Full Body X-ray Scanners

According to the Daily Mail, Europe has banned full body x-ray scanners in airports: The last remaining full-body X-ray airport scanners are to be scrapped within weeks. The security systems, which have been tested at air terminals since 2009, scan … Continue reading

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