Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Month: May 2018

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train

Facebook Twitter I didn’t really know much about Baton Rouge other than the Janis Joplin song “Me and Bobby McGee” and I love the name. Translated from French, it’s not nearly as romantic sounding, nor is the history of the name. “Red Stick” refers to the blood-drenched poles that were used to hang bear heads […]

This straw business is H.A.R.D!

Facebook Twitter At the start of the year, I vowed to give up straws, for the ocean. It’s easy at home – we don’t go out for meals much, and when we do, I rarely order soft drinks, and if I do, I quickly say “no straw!” They never give you a straw for water. […]

No, you have the weird accent!

Facebook Twitter Welcome to Louisiana! Woman on the phone with a strong Cajun accent asks for my last name … Me: Wright with a double-U. Her: Spell that for me? Me: W-R-I-G-H-T  Her: Ohh I didn’t understand you. You have a different accent. Me: *laughing* I’m Canadian. Her: Oh and I’m a French Cajun girl! […]

OMG! What is this place?!

Facebook Twitter It’s like the Costco of gas stations. They have every kind of crazy junk food, lunch items, clothes, jewelry, knick knacks, housewares, all kinds of pickles, a whole wall of coffee, slush and pop machines. Outside they have 134 gas pumps, 4 carwash and 19 vacuum lanes! When they say everything is bigger […]

Cycling the San Antonio River Walk

Facebook Twitter We had a wonderful cycle along the river walk this morning. Miles and miles of gorgeous countryside connecting the Alamo to four missions. Definitely the best way to see them. The trail along the river is ten miles each way, with offshoots of just under a mile to most of the missions, it […]

Cinco de Cairo is a great day to be in San Antonio!

Facebook Twitter In my family, we call the 5th of May Cinco de Cairo. It’s the day my daughter, Cairo was born, so it’s a natural match for us. Today we were not with her, but instead we’re in San Antonio, and there was a lot going on. We wandered around the downtown river walk […]

Sleeping with the band in San Antonio!

Facebook Twitter Our neighbours tonight at Casa Walmart are the Relampaguitos, a travelling band, from Mexico. From their site: With the aim of keeping northern music alive, Relampaguitos was born, a group from Monterrey, Nuevo León. Rescuing the original sound and style made famous by Los Relámpagos del Norte in the sixties and making it […]

Quest for the Dump Station

Facebook Twitter This sign at the Sunland Park & Casino makes Harold and I think of a mythic adventure puzzle game. “Thru the woods and over the vale where the mighty horsemen stomp and hale. Strong of mind and good of heart, else your head and body will part. Answer the age old questions of […]

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