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Archive for November, 2005

Guinness World Records

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

After the Alamo, we ended up doing the lunch buffet at Pizza Hut. We’d planned to do a little steak house / cafe thing, but that was a bit crowded, and mom’s back was starting to bother her. So we did a quick lunch there, and then headed back to the hotel for a break. […]

I Passed!

by @ Tuesday, November 1st, 2005. Filed under General

I admit, this has nothing to do with photography, but I had to share. I got word today I passed my last Qualifying Examination, which was one of the last huge hurdles on my way to my Doctorate.   “Dear Katie, I am pleased to inform you that you have passed the Programming Languages Qualifying […]

Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

After breakfast we drove back to the hotel to park the car, then walked the four blocks toward the Alamo. Directly across from the Alamo is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum. These were my choices to do (I love quirky things like this), and I had fun walking through. […]

San Antonio Botanical Garden

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

Saturday morning we had a typical breakfast at Denny’s. It was located right next to the freeway, and given we had a very full day ahead, we didn’t want to go clear out of our way or spend a lot of time looking for something. After breakfast, we headed to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. […]

San Antonio Trip

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

4 days, 538 pictures, 9 blog entries (10 if you count this one) On November 3-6, 2005, Mom, Dad, and I all headed to San Antonio, Texas for a mini vacation. Photos from the trip (which have not been cropped or edited other than to resize them) can be found in my San Antonio Album. […]

Sea World

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

We arrived at Sea World around 11, and spent most of the rest of the day there. So this is a doozy of a post. Additional photos can be found in my Sea World Album and dad’s San Antonio Album. Our first destination at Sea World was the Seal and Sea Lion Community.   No, […]

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House

by @ Sunday, November 6th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

As I mentioned in the previous post, Texas Land & Cattle Steak House served up a meal that was worthy of its own post. Between mom, dad, and I, this place got six thumbs up. It would’ve gotten more if we had more thumbs to give it. We were all starving when we got there, […]

The Alamo

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

Friday mid morning we’d hoped to catch an IMAX movie before going to the Alamo. Unfortunately, we were just off the time. So we checked out a few gift shops there at the mall, then wandered on over to the Alamo without seeing the associated IMAX movie, and took some pictures there. More Alamo pictures […]

The Magnolia Pancake Haus

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

Friday morning, we took a drive to have breakfast at The Magnolia Pancake Haus. Mom had found a review of it in a tourist brochure, and it had been dubbed the best breakfast in Texas. So of course, we had to give it a whirl. Although Mom and Dad split their meals, Mom officially ordered […]

We Arrive in San Antonio

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

Thursday was a travel day. After getting up at 3am, spending three hours on a plane getting to Dallas, then another 45 minutes on a plane getting to San Antonio, we were all tired. We managed to make it to the hotel just after 2, where they told us our rooms wouldn’t be ready till […]

Wurstfest

by @ Monday, November 7th, 2005. Filed under Vacations

Friday evening we packed into the car and headed for Wurstfest. Apparently there’s a surprising number of Germans in this area (or more specifically, those with German heritage). Friday evening was the start of a festival they have every year. It turned out to be a very nice festival. It was held at a very […]

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