Monday, May 31, 2010

Oh, How Clever (and Frugal) I Am!

Another holiday has bit the dust and so, it is time to redecorate my windows.

Cause for a visit to the local Dollar Store to see what I can see. Hmmmmm ..... nothing but 4th of July and graduation decorations ... and nothing much I really care for ..... but wait, what do I see here. Oh, wow, 4th of July gift bags ..... just $1/each. I can cut out each side of each bag .... yielding two patriotic stars & stripes per bag ... each with a convenient strap with which to hang it in my window from the hooks already there from the last holiday decorating binge.

Maybe I'll add a photo or two later ..... maybe someday ........ from bag to flat window deco ....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Travel By Amtrak

Having recently returned from a 10-day vacation via Amtrak, I find myself in the position of being able to offer up my take on my experience (a good experience, overall).

Wow, what a convoluted sentence!

See - Amtrak to National Parks 

See - Empire Builder Upgrade (2005) Pics here of the interior of the train ......