Closed Canyon – Hike

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This hike through a slot canyon was a great experience.  It was wonderful to feel enclosed with high canyon walls on either side.  At times, I had to scramble down rock formations to continue onward.  There was only the sound of the crunching of sand and gravel beneath my hiking boots.  The sun was getting close to setting, the temperature was cooler in the shadows, and around each new corner was a surprise.  Every few steps was a grand photo opportunity.  🙂

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Free Concert Series

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum is hosting a series of free concerts every Sunday for the month of May.  Today’s concert was scheduled for outside, but the threat of rainy weather pushed it inside.  There were three bands, and they all were very talented.  Maybe I will be back for more next Sunday?

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Kimberly Freeman

I tried to assemble a collection of three YouTube videos that would give you an idea of how talented Kimberly Freeman is (from One-Eyed Doll fame).  The first video is the official music video for the song “You’re a Vampire” and it shows how fun and quirky the band can be.  The second video is an acapella version of the song “New Orleans” which is just awesome.  And, the third video is a Promo film from 2011 that will give you a small taste of what one of her live shows will be like if you decide to get out and see her on tour (beware the language in this one).  I hope you like her music and that this will tempt you to explore her website or her YouTube channel a little further.

One-Eyed Doll

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Here are a series of photos to give you an idea of what to expect when going to see One-Eyed Doll perform. 

  • Junior Sewell will set up the stage before the show, and get things organized.
  • Kimberly Freeman will make a grand entrance, looking awesome as usual.
  • Kimberly will engage the crowd with sweet words and offer a few laughs.
  • Kimberly will then surprise you by totally rocking out with Junior destroying the drums.
  • Costumes, funny hats, rockstar poses, screaming guitar, diving into the crowd, excellent music, and lots of fun!
  • Kimberly decides that the show is over and dive bombs into Junior’s drum kit.
  • Kimberly transforms back into the sweetest person you will ever meet and signs autographs for her fans.

They are going on tour in support of their new album, so please go to see them when they get to a town near you.  You are guaranteed to have a great time!

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Round Rock

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The Round Rock is a little piece of history in this town. According to Wikipedia:

“In 1851, a small community was formed on the banks of Brushy Creek, near a large round and anvil-shaped rock located in the middle of the creek. This round rock marked a convenient low-water crossing for wagons, horses, and cattle. The first postmaster called the community “Brushy,” and the creek was called “Brushy Creek”. But in 1854, at the suggestion of the postmaster, the small settlement was renamed Round Rock in honor of this now famous rock.”

You can find the Rock in the middle of Brushy Creek, just off the Interstate. Once you visit, you can check it off of your list of things to do in life. 🙂

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Frankie Moreno

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I was thrilled to find out that Frankie Moreno still had his show in Vegas. If you are nearby, you have until Saturday night to catch him. After that, he is on to bigger and better things. He can sing, dance, play the guitar, play the harmonica, crush the piano, get the crowd involved, pass out free bottles of champagne, and flat out entertain like no other Vegas performer.

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