Wednesday, July 27, 2016

my latest thing

engineer prints!

i finally tried them.
they are so fun and you can try a few and not spend big bucks.
i sent my photos to Staples and they do say not suitable for photographs, not sure why.
i think they work fine.

this is the second time i sent this photo in, tried to make it a 
bit more less dark.

 this was the first try. 
second one looks a bit better.
i am not a professional photographer by any means,
 but with engineer prints 
they kind of have a look of their own and you can call your
prints as being "artsy". 

i am hooked!

please disregard the lamp cord, and focus on the pretty picture : )  

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

i left my pillow in amarillo

we took a road trip to tucson, arizona for my niece's 
lovely wedding a couple weeks ago and the first stop was 
amarillo, texas.

1,094 miles in one day!

i drove 0 times.
my son, drove 80%, my husband about 20% and me 0%.
i offered..........

but I was happy to see the sites and take the occasional nap.
on the way back my driving quota went up to .05%. it was just my husband and i on the way back so i stepped it up and drove for maybe 4 hours out of the 2,000 miles on the return trip.
my husbands really loves to drive!

one of the last breaks before our destination (amarillo, texas) on day one happened to be in shamrock, texas. 
(we drove to tucson in 2 days!) 
it was dark and we stopped to get gas and i got out of the car for some air and i noticed  
  some neon lights on a building down the street.

since we were on route 66 i mentioned to rick that we should go down the street a bit to check it out.
and sure enough it ended up being one of the many
 highlights of the trip.  
for me anyway.

this was the building i saw.

turns out it was the U-Drop Inn back in the Route 66 heyday.
Disney used this building for the inspiration for
 "Ramone's House of Body Art"
in the movie "Cars". 
now it is the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation.
 it was renovated back in 2003-2004.
would love to go back and check it out during hours of operation.
great building!

you can barely see it, but to the bottom right of this pic, 
there is a truck that looks 
like "mater".

oh and once we got to amarillo, i did leave my pillow at the hotel........