Tuesday, April 28, 2009

don't get me wrong

the journey back home took longer and was more complicated than expected involving 3 carriers, 3 airports, and 2 mad-dash airport runs to catch planes minutes before they taxied off. 24 hours after leaving the dallas-fort worth airport my checked bag ended its wander and met me at home. don't get me wrong, despite of the trip home craziness, I had a grand time!

after 12 days of being away the amount of things which need my attention is larger than expected and since I'm off on another wee wander thursday, my return to blogging is likely to be delayed until next week! don't get me wrong, I am missing the cyberhood, but right now I just can't figure out how to get everything in. I haven't even begun to organize the hundreds of photos I snapped (1026 to be exact!)

don't get me wrong, I won't leave you totally high and dry. here are a few few images to tide you over until I get the flickr albums up.

dramatic texas sky
horned toad on the tcu campus in fort worth
ut's hook 'em horns statue
bluebonnets by the road
a cute cow outside new braunfels
turtle yoga at the lady bird johnson wildflower center
the newly unveiled statue in honor of texas great barbara jordan on the ut campus, austin
stevie ray vaughan memorial on the banks of lady bird lake, austin
surrounded by some of the love I hung with deep in the heart of texas
and me the night before I leave with the owner of benitos, this fort worth restaurant remains my favorite place to eat mexican food anywhere, anytime...

alas, tales from texas will have to wait....

'don't get me wrong' written by akron native chrissy hynde of the pretenders. the song hit the charts in 1986 and remains one of the group's most recognizable and favorite tunes. a couple years ago lily allen covered the song in the 40th anniversary celebration of bbc radio 1


photos: all taken in texas between april 16-27 2009

21 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

Look forward to viewing the albums. Memorial to Stevie Ray? H-o-l-y C-o-w! Don't get me wrong, I have my own memorial to him but didn't know there was a formal one. Turtle Yoga looks awfully nice!

Marianna said...

Welcome back!!
Glad to see your great pictures and anxious for more (as always:)

Have a great day!!
xoxo

Candie Bracci said...

wow really nice pics and I love The Pretenders!:)

California Girl said...

always wanted to visit the capital and have not. I am not a fan of Dallas or Houston where I've been on business...too too Texas I guess.

Austin, on the other hand, has such a great reputation. Tanna, she of The Brick Bungalow blog, lives in Tyler and that looks to be lovely as well.

John Hayes said...

Love that lead-off photo-- & thanks for the Pretenders, who were a favorite of mine back in the day.

musicjunkie said...

I have missed the mouse.

I think the yoga turtle is my favorite photo.

R.L. Bourges said...

welcome back, kimy (intentional or not, I love the take on Saturday Night Fever in the hook'em photo).

Roy said...

Welcome back! The missing Mouse kind of quieted things down around here!

I love the yoga turtle.

And thanks for the Chrissy Hynde video; I haven't heard from her in a while. Isn't it interesting that Akron contributed so much to the American chapter of the whole punk/new wave/alternative thing? Chrissy, Devo, Rachel Sweet, Jane Aire, Pere Ubu... Oh dear, I just got all nostalgic for the '80s again!

ArtSparker said...

I like the statue making the universal surfer gesture in particular, and the cow looks downright cuddly. Amazing photo of the turtle, it is quite clear that it is stretching or as you say doing yoga.

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh man, I LOVE the Pretenders! Hadn't thought about them in a long time.

Bee of the blog Bee Drunken was just back visiting Texas. She, too, took bluebonnet pics. That's a big deal in Texas.

Glad you're home, safe and sound.

willow said...

Fun pics! Welcome back! The Mouse was missed in the bloggyhood.

Squirrel said...

Welcome back ! Mad dashy airport woes are behind you now! Did you buy any Texan goodies?

B said...

Turtle yoga... so cute :)

I hate when travel plans go foul!

Steve said...

That top photo of the frog graffiti is SO AWESOME!!!!

Lover of Life said...

Welcome home - loved the turtle doing yoga ~

I've never been to Texas, but these pics make me want to put it on my bucket list.

marianne said...

great shots! will have to check out benito's when i'm in ft worth next month... and thanks for including chrissie- she always sounds good!

Megan said...

Yay, Mouse is back! Boo, Mouse is going away again!

Glad you had a good time and can't wait for all the pictures. But I'll try to be patient! :)

tut-tut said...

TCU looks wonderful! Love that turtle yoga; turtles do enjoy an up-dog now and again. You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful college experience. Look at all your friends/colleagues, not to mention life partners you came away with. Mouse, I can't believe Texas is so beautiful. Is it your camera, your eye, Texas, or a combination?

Welcome back to the great environs of Cleveland!

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Glad you're back and was able to find some heart in the heart of Texas. There are actually sane and decent people there despite eight years of Bush madness.

flawsnall said...

wow, kimy...these are great pics...okay, now i'm really regretful we didn't meet up...looking forward to more pics...tcu is a hop, skip and a jump from my little pueblo...

mostly glad you are back in cyber...we missed you

Salty Miss Jill said...

This looks like such a fun trip!
And THANK YOU for the postcard! :)
xoxoxoxoxSMJ