Central Texas Day-Tripping: Star-Trails

Ever wonder how they take those cool pictures of star trails? You know, the ones where all the stars are swirling around a central point in a dark sky. Having those questions myself I scraped the web and found that I not only had all the equipment necessary but also a VRBO cabin reserved inContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Star-Trails”

Central Texas Day-Tripping: Milky Way Photography

This last summer both Kris and I visited a small VRBO cabin outside of Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country for some Milky Way photography as well as R&R. We have all seen the images online captured on DSLR cameras and teased in various photoshop programs. While all those images are amazing and inspiring inContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Milky Way Photography”

Central Texas Day-Tripping: A Forest in Recovery

A Morning in Bastrop State Park Continuing our theme of visiting state parks during the Covid-19 crisis, both Kris and I decided to visit Bastrop State Park for a day-hike on a random Tuesday morning. Fortunately our visit was prior to the Governor of Texas shutting down state parks due to the ongoing crisis. BeforeContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: A Forest in Recovery”

Central Texas Day-Tripping: Enchanted Rock

This past week both Kris and I were in Fredericksburg, TX for a little Covid-19 R&R and took advantage of everything being closed in town to go visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. We had been planning on taking a day-trip to the park for the last few years but, for one reason orContinue reading “Central Texas Day-Tripping: Enchanted Rock”

Perils of a Cruise Buffet

The discovery of Penicillin was one of the twentieth centuries greatest achievements, well accidents if you want to get technical. As most people know the discovery of the most prescribed antibiotic in history was made by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 while experimenting with what we know as the flu. The story of the dayContinue reading “Perils of a Cruise Buffet”