Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So on the way to St Louis, The Husband tells me we are stopping in Terra Haute to break up the trip. I'm thinking, "Why does that sound familiar?"

Well... considering my niece Megan has been going to school near there for three years perhaps it should!

Lucky me! I gave her a call when we rolled into town and she came to pick me up and gave me a tour of the St. Mary of the Woods campus - plus I got to take a ride in her shiny new car!

She told me the legend of the bridge - which I cannot remember too clearly. Something about if the bells from the tower ring while you are crossing headed one direction your true calling is to become a nun of the order there - if it catches you crossing the other way you are soon to meet your true love.

Lucky for me the bells didn't ring - so no career change is in store!

It was great to see her and her school even if it was too dark to capture too many images.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Troubled Man for Troubled Times

It's always fun to see what memorabilia is at which location.

One of Geezer Butler's bass guitars was here, and this festive outfit belonging to Alice Cooper.

Too bad they didn't have what ever contraption shot the sparks out of his fingers while he sang elected while wearing it!

One of the silly young men there at the Hard Rock actually asked The Husband if he needed any explanation about the exhibits. Boy got schooled a bit...

Saturday, May 29, 2010


If I had a music appreciation room, I would need lights just like this.

I'll put it on the list to ask the folks at the Hard Rock where they got them!

They would go well with the Pink Floyd 'Animals' Poster and the glossy photos with us and all of our close, personal, rock star friends...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Good Policy

One stop on our trip was to the Hard Rock Cafe at Union Station.

This seems like a good policy to have I'd say.

Plus, well...

You know: it's neon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beautiful Trees

The whole way to St. Louis we kept seeing the most beautiful bursts of purple color along the road.

Well, that and a bonus number of sightings while playing HAWK!

Great game - almost as good as the license pate game...

Best part was when I sighted a coyote!

I digress - the trees are Eastern Redbuds and I want one!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The Museum of Westward Expansion is great - they pack a ton of information in there!

Of course it is dedicated to my pal Thomas Jefferson.

One cool dude.

(Except for the slaves and such but I'm pretty sure he'd realize now that was a very bad idea...)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It is nice to hang out with someone who takes almost as many pictures as me.

Instead of getting "the look"

Do you know the one?

The one that says, "I do not know her. She is clearly an insane woman who is receiving messages from the mother ship to send back more and more data for research. She means you no real harm though, as long as you don't block her shot. Someday her photos will save the planet. Or at least make really nice scrapbooks - I do like the scrapbooks. They're neat. Just not so many pictures please?"