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Oct 13, 2009 - 'the Buck starts here'
Motto of the Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Tuesday, October 13 Today we traveled to Fort Worth to take a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility. This is where 61% of the nation’s paper currency is manufactured. 25 years ago I toured the Bureau’s Eastern Currency Facility in Washington DC, where the other 39% of our money is printed. I remember seeing barrels and barrels of greasy looking green and black ink, and sheets and sheets of greenbacks coming out of presses that were huge but relatively...Jump to full entry
Aug 28, 2009 - Day Three - Hillsboro, TX
Long day in the saddle..11 hours...540 miles. Left New Orleans at 7:30 am after a great night out. We hit Bourban Street shortly after arriving - first stop was a cute little corner bar where Jimbo fell in love with the cajun bartender. Guys drank beer - Lynda asked the bartender to give her the bartender's favorite. Let's just call it the 1.2.3. punch since it was made with vodka AND EVERCLEAR! Tasted just like fruit punch! We had a terrific dinner at Deanie's - after charbroiled oysters, Jimbo had the catfish, Alan the seafood platter...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2007 - R&R at Lake Whitney, TX
Monday, Sept 24 thru Wednesday, Oct 3 I had caught Drew's cold, and after 2 weeks he still wasn't feeling very well so we decided it was time to just find a quiet spot and stay put for a while. The Thousand Trails park at Lake Whitney in north central Texas fit the bill. During the week the park was almost deserted - we rested, we slept, we doctored ourselves. On Saturday the camp population grew. Breakfast was served both Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Family Center. Saturday evening there was a very good dinner followed by two...Jump to full entry