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Beating the Heat – My Top 5 Abilene Summer Activities

We moved here in the summer of 2010 and have been experiencing a drought ever since. That’s serious heat, people. Growing up in Colorado I thought any time the temp was over 100 degrees it was a big deal. Here, it’s usual to have it in the 100’s, and that’s hot. So first off….   … Continue reading

Good Secondhand (Furniture) Shopping in Abilene

When I’d been in Abilene a year or so, I met a couple of young airmen at an Eternal Threads event. They had a couple roommates, had just moved into an apartment and were looking to furnish it at a reasonable cost. (They were in the wrong place for furniture, but they did find a … Continue reading

Meet the Enthusiasts — Hot Rod Trucks & Tractors

Linear Speed Wins This Race — “Let’s Go Pullin’!” is the rallying cry of the Texas Truck & Tractor Pullers Association, but Donna Riley, Secretary/Treasurer calls it “Goin’ to the circus,” because of the rows of semitrailers and flatbeds that show up to the West Texas Fair & Rodeo carrying various kinds of hot rod … Continue reading

Featured Blog – Texas Country Reporter

This is the beginning of a series of posts I will be making, where I will feature some of my current favorite blogs around the internet! — First off, is the Texas Country Reporter Blog! — If you haven’t discovered this show yet, you’re about to feel more at home in Texas if you do. … Continue reading

Featured Book – Straight from Teachers

A series of posts where I feature some of my favorite books! — Education is so important to all of us. Good schools are essential to a healthy community, but often we don’t hear from teachers themselves on the issues. This book provides first-person windows into classrooms across the country, therefore informing about subjects like … Continue reading

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