Friday, February 24, 2012

Random Paris Photos

La statue de la Liberté






La Tour Eiffel







Flower Power?








Georges Guynemer?
Paris, France

Just a random stroll in Paris.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Un Matin au Palais Royal

One morning a noise woke me up so I looked out the window to see what it was but I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.










So I walked into another room and looked down










and to the left and right but still nothing.








Maybe it was the children playing ball





or maybe not. I was thankful for whatever it was because Paris is the last place where I would want to oversleep.

Paris, France

Palais Royal is a wonderful place to visit and it's an amazing place to live even if it's for only a couple of weeks at a time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

American Images







Oklahoma,California and Oklahoma, USA

Five years ago we moved to Texas from California, two years later we moved to Pennsylvania and last May we moved back to California. That adds up to long drives across the country and back again and I saw lots of interesting things along the way.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Everything's Big in Texas!

Amarillo, Texas   ( I think the dog sitting in the van wanted to take the challenge.)

How long would it take you to eat all of the food listed below?

"The Big Texan is best known for its 72 ounce (4.5 pounds or 2.041 kg) steak, nicknamed "The Texas King." The steak is free to anyone who, in less than one hour, can eat the entire meal, consisting of the steak itself, plus bread roll with butter, baked potato, ranch beans, shrimp cocktail, and salad; otherwise, the meal costs $72.00. Those who have successfully consumed the Texas King meal have their names recorded and posted at the restaurant. As of March 15, 2011, over 8,800 people out of about 50,000 have accomplished this feat.
Those who take on the Texas King challenge are required to pay for the meal in advance, and if they are successful, their money is refunded. The steak is cooked to the participant's preference, and the challenge takes place at a table for one on a raised platform in the middle of the main dining room.
 The record for the shortest time needed to finish the entire Texas King meal is held by competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut He finished the challenge in 8 minutes and 52 seconds, breaking Frank Pastore's 1987 record on his March 24, 2008 visit. The unofficial record is held by a 500-pound Siberian Tiger, who ate the steak in 90 seconds."

The steak I had was much smaller but very good! :)