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Lost Civilization of Lake Buchanan: Lost Mines, Precious Metals & Radioactivity

When the water levels were low enough, we could drive up to this area. With the rains this year, it’s since been re-hidden under the waters of this lake. Bluffton: Texas’ Lost Civilization Rises from Lake Buchanan     Other interesting, historical stories from the same area – Similar to the rare-earth minerals at nearby places […]

How to Make Green Slime

  Ingredients Elmer’s glue (most kinds of white craft glue will work) 2 disposable cups Food coloring (you pick the color) Water Borax Powder (available at most large grocery stores near the laundry detergent) A plastic spoon (for stirring) A tablespoon (for measuring)  Directions Fill one small cup with water and add a spoonful of […]

Our Visit to Benini Sculpture Gardens

  On the ride out to Enchanted Rock for a day of exploration, we decided to take a detour at the giant, stainless steel longhorn sculpture. A five mile ride out into beautiful West Texas hill country, past a hundred-horse community ride, we round ourselves at the gates of the Benini Sculpture Garden. We were […]

How to Make Match Rockets

I remembered doing this as a kid and was trying to teach my son the other day. My thanks goes out to the following two sites that did posted good content. There’s a couple better options and some technique tweaks below in addition to their content.   You will need:   “Strike Anywhere […]

Crane Flies in Austin – Not Mosquito Hawks

Those insects that look like giant, Texas-sized mosquitos?… There are many species of these in TX.  However, those giant, “mosquito eating” flies, don’t eat mosquitos at all and are actually called Crane flies. They are often mistakenly called  “mosquito hawks,” which actually refers to a dragonfly (Odonata). Additionally, it mosquito hawk alsos refer to the […]

Double Trouble BBQ in South Austin

Double Trouble is an amphibious “Barge” / food trailer that serves BBQ to folks in South Austin (SOCO – actually, some might say LOCO ” – lower Congress) If you’re heading south on Congress, the restaurant rests on its trailer on the right hand, just after Ramble, before Stassney – 5300 S. Congress 78745 to […]

Offbeat Wedding in Austin Texas

I recently had the honor of marrying two of my greatest friends at the Mercury Hall in Austin TX. We gave them the best kickoff to the rest of their lives together. I borrowed bits and pieces from other posted ceremonies and came up with some of my own. Well.. it worked pretty well. Here […]