Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fort Phantom Hill Excursion

/Backdated from March !!/

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We took a short excursion over to Fort Phantom Hill back in March. I'm actually posting this in December, as I am supremely late with a bunch of posts.
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Anyway, it has been so long that I can't really remember all that much about it 
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except that we stopped by, had fun trekking around trying to avoid tall grass, and taking in all the history.
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I think this was like a jail cell of some sort, but I am probably wrong.
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For most of the buildings, all that was left of them were the chimneys.
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The commissary was pretty interesting though.  Part of it was a few feet underground.
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Over the years, plants had started growing out of its many nooks and crannies.
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Monday, March 28, 2016

When Cool and Warm Collide,

it makes it hard to see where you are going.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Those Dang Rats

We have had a literal SCURGE of rats over the last few months, and they had set up house and ruined a bunch of stuff under the hood of the car.

It got to the point where we actually had to get a tow truck/wrecker out because we couldn't drive it anymore.
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I am thankful we could afford to get our car fixed, and were able to retrieve it a couple of days later.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Illuminating Downtown

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We were downtown for the lighting of all the downtown storybook sculptures, what with Abilene being "The Storybook Capital of the World Texas" and all.

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There was an insane amount of people there that night, it made even me feel a little claustrophobic.
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We brought our own little glow thingies...
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and those glow thingies were EVERYWHERE.
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There were plenty of photo ops as well.
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Next time though, I would rather be there without the massive crowds. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Change of Scene

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The Main branch of the Public Library was closed last week, and so we went by the Mockingbird branch.
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Although a little unfamiliar at first, it was still a nice change from the routine, and the little boy was glad to see that they had the child-friendly computer software as well.
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Bringing in the Sputtering Truck

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Our Trusty Truck started making horrendous noises last Friday, and we brought it in early this morning to the Service Center.
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Being one who worries about finances, I can't help thinking about how we are going to be spending money to fix the truck, and at the same time, spending money renting a car while we wait for the truck to be worked on. Ugh. I hate this double whamminess.

Anyway, I brought a Bag-O-Stuff for the little boy in case we had to be there longer than expected.
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We didn't have to wait long for all the paperwork to be done and we were soon traveling home in our little rental - just big enough for the 3 of us and the little boy's car seat.

I miss our truck already.