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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Summer Travels

Summer Travels...

I just got back from Texas, USA where they were celebrating this nations Independence with Fireworks and Barbecues. My cousin, Coach Bill and his track team there (Sy and Sean pictured) had me go running with them in a heat index of around 327 degrees. Thanks Guys! Also thanks to the folks at Taste Of Texas and my new friend Kevin for showing us some Southern culture while we were there.

So have you visited any strange and wonderful places lately?


  • At 4:33 PM, July 14, 2005 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Hmmm, strange and wonderful places...

    Well, so far this summer I have been to Missouri - which I found out is also known as "the Cave State" and visited three of the thousands of caves they have there: Ozark, Merrimac, and Onondaga. Of the three I was most impressed with Onondaga which has huge rooms that entire football fields (yes plural) could fit into!

    Also visited the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks region, saw the Popeye statue in Chester, Illinois and visited Metropolis, Illinois the "official" home of Superman and the Cahokia Mounds in Illinois -- the largest Native American earthworks ever built -- and many other natural and man made sights.

    I hope to find more "strange and wonderful" places before the summer is over!


    P.S. Of course, most anyplace can be "strange and wonderful" if you have the right attitude...

  • At 12:39 AM, July 15, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Would it be ok to post pictures of some of the wonderful sites of each of our own country/State to allow other people around the globe who have not had the opportunity to travel to various locations to view these amazing sites?

  • At 4:01 AM, July 15, 2005 , Blogger matt from down-under said...

    Hey people!

    How's it going Chris! You're really onto something with this new site mate! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    Strange & Wonderful places eh!? Although i live and have lived in Australia for 18 years (my life sofar) i've never been more proud of what we have until my last holiday!

    I went to my mum & step dad's new property which is in the outback of Australia. The serenity, space, way of life, bushland and un-disturbed surroundings is amazing. The clear nights where the skie's really show what they hold is breath taking and a highly recommended experience to endevour! We could see the milkyway and orbiting satelites!! For me, i found myself out there and After being out there i can honestly say Australia is full on a magical and inspirational place to be..!

  • At 7:37 AM, July 15, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey Anonymous -

    Absolutely!! We'd love to see pictures of the places you are from! What a great idea! Thanks.

    I can attest to Matt's endorsement for Australia. Though I have not yet been to the outback, I'd love to go someday. Australia is truly full of magic! Watch out for that satelite!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 10:43 AM, July 15, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How about video? can we post that?
    Instead of just pictures?

  • At 3:24 PM, July 15, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Sounds like a question for my Webmaster. It's cool with me - as long as you don't live on a nude beach!

    Thanks!! Can't wait to see it!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 8:15 PM, July 15, 2005 , Anonymous Webmaster said...

    **Message from the Webmaster**

    Hello all.

    Although we do appreciate your enthusiasm to post images and video in the blog, we are still subject to the limitations of the blogger software, which in this case is

    Any images or accompanying text will have to be handled by an administrative contact to and will need to be approved before posting. Sorry, but video is not a possibility at this time.

    Please make any image submissions along with accompanying text to either of the emails provided on the contact page of this site. Also, please keep images under 100k in size to facilitate delivery and handling by staff. Any images submitted will be trimmed if necessary to accomodate the page design and size limitations.

    Thank you for continued support and we look forward to your submissions. ATP

  • At 5:49 AM, July 16, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    That's my webmaster. Isn't he awesome?

  • At 2:16 PM, July 20, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The Web Master Rules!!!

  • At 2:43 PM, July 20, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    What do you want to be that was him?

  • At 9:58 PM, July 20, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What do we want to be that was him? Or what do we want to bet that was him?

  • At 7:18 AM, July 21, 2005 , Anonymous The Webmaster said...

    Sorry, that wasn't me. But I sincerely thank the person that made the comment. We're still waiting for content to share, so please send your stories and pictures when you can. ATP.

  • At 4:13 PM, July 21, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Exactly!! I couldn't have typoed it better myself!


  • At 11:05 PM, July 21, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well, let's see...
    England: though I've been working there on and off for 5 years, it's still an amazing country.
    Rome: walking in the footsteps of magnificent giants...too bad about the litter.
    Belgium/Luxembourg/Germany/Austria: took Dad on his first trip since he left after WWII. Apart from beautiful countrysides, it was an emotional healing process for Dad.
    That's it so far this year, but after visiting all those wonderful places, we're broke :)
    Miss ya big guy,
    Matt and Liia in Amsterdam

  • At 5:56 AM, July 22, 2005 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Wow, Matt and Liia have traveled more than the luggage I lost on United! Are you guys thinking about auctioning off all those frequent flyer miles on ebay?

  • At 9:20 PM, July 22, 2005 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Well, I am off to what I hope will be more wonderful places - down to the southeastern U.S. (the Carolinas, Georgia, etc). I'll let you all know what I find!


  • At 11:36 AM, July 25, 2005 , Anonymous Kimberlilly said...

    Hey there! Chris, I need to call you, so much has happened in the past couple of months. I will call with all the good stuff, don't want to bore your readers. One thing, I just returned from cruising to the caribbean with Ty and my folks. We went to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. We just missed 2 hurricanes, we flew in with Dennis and out just before Emily...whew, what luck. Finaly got to swim with the Dolphins! It was amazing! Love you and I will call you this week, promise...kimberlilly


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