Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ants In The Pants

As a young woman, I was fascinated by these industrious little marvels of the insect world. I even wrote a paper in biology class in high school on the extraordinary little creatures. But that was then, when I was in … Continue reading

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Austin Texas Zoo Update

After my rant about the Austin Texas Zoo I received the  following courteous message: Thank you for visiting Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary and for taking the time to send us your comments. We are very sorry your experience here … Continue reading

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Fool Me …..Once…Again

Ever get one of these notices? Then you think SURE…I BET THERE IS A CATCH! Then you read on for kicks.  Yeah,,,any of those would be NICE! After skipping over the very important fine print…. Hmmm. A bonus as well….. … Continue reading

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Lightning Adventure

“Honey, I just had an Adventure! As we are in the process of leaving Caldwell, Texas and beginning again in Smithville, Texas-I am feeling very nostalgic for our 16 years in Caldwell. Memories crop up at odd times. A thunderstorm … Continue reading

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A disappointing day at the Austin Texas Zoo

We learned some valuable lessons while visiting the Austin Texas Zoo. First the entrance fee seemed excessive since there was so little to see. When we asked what we would see the fee-taker said something like, “Lions, tigers and bears”. … Continue reading

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