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Monthly Archives: April 2009

El Cosmico :: Marfa, Texas

At first glance, Marfa is just a small town similar to the other small towns off of Interstate 90.  But Marfa has a creative spark that I believe will soon be burning bright.  While Hollywood took Marfa by storm in the 1950’s with the filming of “Giant”, it was Donald Judd that put Marfa on [...]

Big Bend National Park :: Texas

At over 800,000 acres, Big Bend National Park is a must-see if you are camping in Texas.  It is one of the largest National Parks, and offers plenty of campsites to choose from.  It is also the only National Park to contain an entire mountain range, the Chisos mountains.  Since I live in the lush, [...]

Austin, Texas :: Live Music Capital of the World

Here is a bit more information about the places featured in the video:
The Shake ‘Em Ups
Although the Shake ‘Em Ups is now disbanded, you can still hear their music at www.myspace.com/shakeemups.  Vaughn Walters, Sly Barrack, and Andrew Austin-Petersen were kind enough to play for us.  We took a box of their CDs along with us [...]

The Salt Lick :: Barbecue Tour Score

My New Love :: NOLA

By Nick H-J
This post is a bit late… I attribute this to the fact that it has taken some soul searching for me to be able to admit the following statement.  Those of you who know how fervently I love Durham will be shocked to hear this, but there is a new love in my [...]

Non-Campsite Camping :: Texas

Picking a campsite just off the highway can be hit or miss.  On our way toward Austin, Texas from New Orleans, Louisiana, we decided to break up the drive near the border.  I found a town called Beaumont, Texas that had a cute website touting it’s fun downtown and restaurants.  It was going to be [...]

The Joint :: Barbecue Tour Scoresheet

The Infamous Muffuletta :: New Orleans, Louisiana

What is a muffuletta anyway?  Our first day in New Orleans introduced us to the muffuletta sandwich, a NOLA specialty that is served on a large, round loaf of Sicilian bread.  The inside meat and cheeses sometimes vary, but the marinated olive salad is always a staple ingredient.  It is usually made with green olives, [...]

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

If you go to New Orleans, I recommend visiting the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to escape the chaos of the city.  It is beautiful and peaceful, and you will hopefully be able to catch a glimpse of the various wildlife in the swamp.  We saw alligators, dragonsflies, fish, turtles and birds on [...]

Rambling in Memphis, Tennessee :: Short Movie