The summer of 2019, I visited Grapevine, Texas for a computer conference. OK, OK, it was QuakeCon. Before I was able to start hardcore gaming, I had a few hours to fill, and made the decision to eat BBQ brisket and take a nap at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, and it was a beaut. The… Continue reading Grapevine Botanical Gardens, Grapevine, Tex.
Branford Point, Branford, Conn.
I have now forgotten the circumstances that brought me to Branford Point this past spring: all that I remember now is that I had to be out of the house an hour or so before I needed to leave for work. The amount of time seemed just right to explore this city of Branford park,… Continue reading Branford Point, Branford, Conn.
Right down Archer Ave from the dojo is Henry C. Palmisano Park. Now covered in prairie nature, this was the former home of Chicago's first limestone quarry. After almost a century of extraction, enough limestone had been carted off to create a nearly 400 foot hole in the ground: that's what makes the park's lake… Continue reading Mount Bridgeport