Huntsville Botanical Garden, and Butterflies in the Shadow of Rockets

The Huntsville Botantical Garden is simply amazing. As we continued our college road trip we had to stop in Huntsville Alabama to visit my mother.  One of our favorite things to do when we are in my hometown is to visit the botanical gardens.  The people responsible for creating the gardens in Huntsville have worked over

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White Noise Whitbeir from Saint Arnold

This is another installment in my beers of Texas series.  White Noise is a crisp Belgian style wheat beer (Whitbeir).  This brew is based on the Witbier produced as a part of Saint Arnolds 2015 Icon series. That beer was based on a recipe from Celis White that added some oats added for a little

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Local Buzz from Four Corners Brewing, Part 9 of the Beers of Texas Series

The beer, if poured into a glass, has a slight, quickly dissipating white head and a wonderfully deep, copper color.   Honey flavor up front with a sharp spicy rye finish. It is a medium bodied brew, but full flavored at heart, which is a great combination. The fragrance is very much like smelling fresh rye

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A Family Day out in Gruene.

In our quest to get out and see more of Texas, we headed for the former town of Gruene.   Located about 25 miles Northeast of San Antonio, Tx.  Gruene is no longer its own town, it is a historic district with ion the city of new Bruanfels, Tx.   Listed on the National Register of Historic

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The Basement of Texas, Natural Bridge Caverns

A few weeks ago I posted about my attempt to reach the roof of Texas. This time we take a trip closer to home as we head the other direction, down that is to the basement of Texas. Since we were all off for President’s Day this year we decided to explore our little corner of

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Four Beers from Boulevard Brewing Company

A couple weeks ago I tasted four beers I got in a sampler pack at our local mega mart (if you follow me on Instagram @chuck006 you know this already).  This pack from Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City. The four beer are the 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat, Milk Stout, Pale Ale and Rosemary IPA.  This

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Why are we traveling to India?

Almost everyone I know that loves to travel has India on the list of places they must visit.  I count myself among that group.  I would love to photograph the Taj Mahl, run the Mumbi Marathon or visit Jaisalmer Fort, the walled city. After watching an episode of Globe Trekker where the host (Zay Harding

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My 12 days as a Cuban – An Essay

The essay below was written by my college friend Patrick.  He is just back from 12 days in Cuba. Their are lots of Photos from Patrick’s trip at the bottom of the story. By: Patrick Biederman The People. Cuba is a wealthy country in the sense that they have immense resources. They have oil, fish

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Road trip to Magnolia Market

If you have watched any HGTV you will know the names of Chip and Joanna Gains.  they are the builder and designer behind the show Fixer Upper.  My wife and I are huge fans of the show.  So being just about 3 hours away we had to head to Waco to check out the Magnolia

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Norton Barrel Select Malbec

I was walking through the wine section at H.E.B, our local supermarket looking at the selection of wines from South America and making selections to have over the New Years weekend when I noticed this “Barrel  Select” with a very reasonable $10 and some change. I had to bring it home and give it a

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