Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Lititz, PA – Let’s do the Twist!

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Rate our ReviewsI find it difficult to fathom soft pretzels have been around longer than hard pretzels (and would you believe by over millennia?). Before 1850 only soft pretzels were baked, until the night someone forgot to take the dough out of the oven at a bakery in Lititz, Pennsylvania. When the kilns were fired […]

LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, Texas – Executive Action

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Rate our ReviewsAustin, Texas is a remarkable destination in the USA.  This artsy enclave in the heart of Texas has a well-deserved reputation as a music mecca and brims with enticing diversions.  Once upon a time I lived nearby in Waco – but as many times as I had been to Austin, I never explored […]

Atomic Bowl Duckpins, Indianapolis, Indiana – An atomic blast!

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Rate our ReviewsI suspect most surveys of ‘favourite US cities’ would not include Indianapolis in the top ten: at least ones conducted beyond race car fans.  This is a shame because Indianapolis is a vibrant destination with broad appeal; chock full of upscale restaurants, quality museums and plenty of engaging sights.  A brief overview follows, […]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Rate our ReviewsIn 1988, a movie was released by Universal Studios entitled The Land Before Time. It was a full-length feature animation which introduced me to the world of dinosaurs. Of course the plot was meant for a three year old and I am not ashamed to own up that yours truly, at the age […]

Marfa, Texas, Big Bender Part VI: More Marfa 

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Rate our ReviewsMarfa, Texas…… You cannot beat feet on the street to make a retreat complete.  Time and again I have been lured somewhere by seductive invitations which proved overblown.  Fortunately such shortcomings have often been remedied by unforeseen delights discovered through random rambles.  This notion of casting one’s fate to the wind was validated when half of our group bailed from trudging about the sprawling Chinati Foundation complex […]