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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Arizona Sites, and Home

My favorite thing about the aptly named Grand Canyon is that it’s so inconspicuous…

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Austin, Albuquerque, Flagstaff

The drive from Austin to Albuquerque was long. I let myself sleep in the morning so I didn’t leave town until 10:30 AM. I didn’t get into my room in Albuquerque until just before midnight. And that included an hour of driving in the dark in the pouring rain near the end of a full day on the road.

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I like Austin

I started the day with some aimless driving around and ended up at the Spiderhouse Cafe where I enjoyed chili and wifi, followed by a brownie and iced latte. Aside from having a great homey atmosphere, they featured an excellent whole-album approach to music selection which went from The Sugarcubes to the hitless Women and Children First by Van Halen, which I love and which happens to be the first respectable rock album I ever got into. Before that I had only listened to Weird Al and Huey Lewis.

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