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The State: Texas
Nickname: Lone Star State
Land Area: 261,914 sq. mi.
Highest Point: Guadalupe Pk
Height: 8,749 ft.
Claim to Fame:
In the summer, 1.5 million bats live under the Congress St. Bridge. I wonder if the engineers took into account the
weight of the bats when they built it?
Bad Cattle Pun of the Night
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Texas may think it's pretty big. But their Northern friends would like them to know that if Alaska was cut in half,
Texas would then be the third largest state.
Underneath the Western Skies
Dec 12, later -
Austin's very nice.
Austin's a gorgeous city.
You should really see Austin.
If I could move, I'd move to Austin.
People keep on saying this to us. There must be something really incredible about this town. Well, we never really got to see the town, but we sure did see a lot of it's sky.
In New York, we can tell who the tourists are by who is looking up at the skyscrapers. Here, it must be the same, only people are looking up at the sky. Whenever it wasn't raining buckets, the sky was doing some incredible magic with low-hanging clouds and blue skies. I swear the sky takes up ninety percent of your viewing area here. And the sunsets. They're better than the summer sunsets in Thunder Bay after a forest fire.
So if cities were judged solely on their skies and their sunsets, Austin would be the jewel city of Texas. Maybe we'll move here some day.
What'd we do after the sun went down? Headed over to the theatre...
We Go to the Movies: Ocean's Eleven
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, and just about everyone
else in Hollywood.
Directed By: Steven Soderburgh
Basic Plot: Classic Casino Heist, with that certain Soderburgh flair.
In Our Opinion: Excellent movie. The dialogue was great, the chemistry was great, and there
was just enough quirkiness to get a laugh but not too much as to make it the focus of the movie. It's nearly flawless.
Thing To Watch For: Brad Pitt is eating something in just about every scene.
Our Only Complaint: Julia Roberts didn't cut the mustard. And for that matter, the Matt Damon
phenomenon is starting to wear off. Somebody throw that guy a new character.
Redder than the Bellyflop Champion
|Note: Staying in a campground is like being 16 again: you've usually got a curfew. In tonight's case, we had to be back before 10:00pm or else they'd have locked the gates. We just made it.|