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Mar 22, 2012 - A Day In Midland

Nice clear sunshine day for the 80 mile drive east on I 20 to Midland, Tx. to see the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (petroleummuseum.org). When we got there about 10:30 we were invited to the brown bag lunch viewing of the 90 minute documentary "spOILed", if you get a chance it is worth seeing. Very nicely done at telling and showing where oil comes from, how we get it and how we use it. Outside is a large drive through outdoor display of old and new oil field equipment . The museum also houses the Chaparral Racing Gallery chronicling how...

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Mar 21, 2012 - Our Day In Sweetwater

Today we are only going 30 miles down the freeway to Sweetwater (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater,_Texas), Texas home of the world's largest rattle snake round up. After a stop for Mary to get her nails manicured we had lunch at Skeets Texas Grille where Mary had the biggest and best chicken fried steak she said she has ever had. Next we went out to Avenger Field to visit the National WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) WWII Museum (waspmuseum.org/) . This was the home base and training facility that trained women pilots to ferry warplanes...

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Mar 20, 2012 - Touring Abilene

Apparently we were on the western edge of a very severe storm last night, according to the news this morning the Dallas / Fortworth area 250 east of here had tornado's, flooding and winds strong enough to blow over a semi and some buildings. It was still 43F and windy when we left at 9AM for the 80 mile drive east on I-20 to Abilene (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abilene,_Texas). Our first stop was Best Buy to exchange the Nikon camera that died for a Sony Cyber-Shot, we'll see how long this one lasts. Our next stop after driving around trying to...

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