I’ve always been fascinated by the ancient pre-Colombian cultures of the Americas.
While it may look hundreds of years old, this beautiful recreation of an ancient Peruvian Moche artifact was actually made by a modern Peruvian artisan who still occasionally creates new pieces for collectors. I acquired this piece directly from the artist more than twenty years ago, and still enjoy its craftsmanship.
Introducing our new mandatory Mask Protection & Social Distancing Enforcement Patrol (aka MPSDEP) to ensure you wear your mask and practice social distancing when you visit our newly reopened offices. Our new office motto, “Go ahead, make my day.”
I know what you’re thinking, “Masks? I ain’t got no masks. I don’t have to wear any stinkin’ mask.”
Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track of my mask myself. But being this is COVID-19, the most powerful coronavirus in the world and could blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?
P.S. Just in case you thought you felt lucky, free masks, hand sanitizer, and a 6′ measuring tape always available in the lobby. Oh yeah, don’t piss-off the MPSDEP ’cause they don’t ask twice.
It’s over 350 miles and a six hour drive from Austin to Padre Island, considered by most to be one of the best places to surf in Texas.
For a few short summers,Austin locals could hit the artificial waves at the NLand Surf Park. But in December 2018 it closed for the winter and the World Surf League bought the property. I couldn’t find any current updates, but all indications show the new owners (Kelly Slater) are moving ahead with plans to retrofit the facility with the latest wizz-bang wave machines.
Snaps were taken on a visit August 8, 2018. Kids learning to surf. Snack bar. Dudes catching waves. It was a cool place to surf, assuming you lived in Central Texas and didn’t have time for a twelve-hour round trip drive to Padre Island.
The dust was flying as these two young camels spent most of the morning wrestling with each other, with special attention on grabbing and gnawing on each other’s toes. It looked like it would hurt, but they seemed to love the game.