Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bright Ideas in San Antonio #2

If you are in San Antonio and confused about which direction you are traveling (like me), just find a transit stop where the sign is also a convenient map of the area and has compass points.

Bright Ideas in San Antonio #1

Rather than having a parking meter for every parking spot, San Antonio has these parking stations where you pay for your space. When you pay for your space, your receipt pops out which you then place on your dashboard to show you have paid. It leaves about 2% of the meters clogging the sidewalk, which also should mean a 98% reduction in meter maintenance and the cost of someone retrieving cash from the meters. Smart idea.

Thank You

Friday, October 22, 2010

World's Strongest Clown & the World's Strongest Redneck

Hmmmm Buffo vs The World's Strongest Redneck. Think of the possibilities. We've seen Buffo at a number of fairs. As clowns go, he's actually not very scary (yes, I am one of those people who think clowns are scary). The World's Strongest Redneck isn't very exciting from the videos on his website, but maybe he's more interesting in person. It might be interesting to see them teamed up on the Amazing Race.

Someone's Ride

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pets or Meat?

There didn't appear to be too many takers at the Randolph Fair for the rabbit sandwich. The stand reminded me of the Michael Moore movie Roger & Me.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Midge is a Chihuahua-rat terrier mix who serves on duty with the Geauga County Sheriff's Department. She has become a celebrity and doesn't reveal her age or weight to the media. She graciously posed for a few pictures at the fair.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

39 Signs

I counted 39 signs to be posted for closing this quiet two-lane road through a local village.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Walking on Water

GPS's are great, but when they or the mapping software is wrong the results can be quite odd. We were visiting the Merrill Creek Reservoir and walking the trails when these images were captured.

This is where we were.

This is where the map thought we were.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Twistee Treat

One site says there were 90 of these 28 foot-tall, fiberglass gems built. Most of them were in Florida. The Twist O' The Mist in Niagara Falls is one of the 90. This one just outside Princeton, West Virginia is another.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wytheville, Virginia

Wytheville's a great small town. I've stayed here before, but usually been too tired or busy to notice. It is kind of hard to miss the paint can and pencil though.

I really tried to keep the paint from spilling on the sidewalk.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Knitscape is a public art initiative sponsored by Heights Arts to promote public participation in an arts effort to beautify Cleveland Heights. For a low fee, Heights Arts will teach a person to crochet so they can make their own cozy to add to a local parking meter. Strangely enough, at least one of the parking meter cozies has been stolen.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A co-worker has the three credit card sticker in the rear window of the family truckster. There's way too many possibilities regarding why the family vehicle is so adorned, but maybe there's a market for the white oval people (they seem to have covered all other possible options) to make a new white oval for the remaining credit card addicts. ;-)

Tims is Coming To Warren PA!

Donuts........... Hot Chocolate.......... We've been waiting for Tim's in Warren.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

compact fluorescent

CFL's will soon be the norm in the states when we follow Europe and eliminate incandescent bulbs. We've tried a number of them over the years in places where they fit the fixtures. This CFL finally died in a bathroom fixture. I knew it was old, but I was surprised to see the May 2002 date code.

The Coffe Pot - Bedford PA

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sap Happens

It's almost time. The Burton Log Cabin was warm while they prepared for the sap season.