Friday, August 27, 2010

Outdoor Laundromat

It’s not every day…
    …that you see an outdoor laundromat. Who wants to be all cooped up while waiting on their laundry? May as well get a little fresh air. 

Though this is an outdoor establishment, this laundromat adheres to building codes and providing customers with an emergency side exit. 

In case you get any bright ideas about leaving your two-year-old at the laundromat while you go shopping, take note of the sign on the inside wall that says “We are not responsible for children.”

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Tampa Taco Bus

You probably won’t find it in any of the tourists brochures but the Tampa Taco Bus in Tampa, FL is a MUST!!

The Taco Bus is an old school bus converted into a kitchen that prepares incredible, fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. The food was so good, I dove right in and ate it all before I remembered to take a picture.

They are open 24/7, and as the sign says, “Broken English Perfectly Spoken.”  
 Indoor and outdoor dining is available, or you can just step up to the window and place your order to go.  
The only problem is the bus doesn’t actually go anywhere - you have to go to it, but it’s definitely worth a detour. Dining at the Taco Bus is not just great food, it’s an experience.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Duck Farts & Saddle Sores

There was no shortage of entertainment on the Alaska Twitter trip sponsored by Princess Cruises.  After returning from an incredible helicopter ride and glacier landing, we attended a fun filled dinner theatre.  The same wait staff who served our BBQ, were
the cast members in the musical, “The Music of Denali”. 

Somehow the cast coaxed me up on stage - thankfully for the audience they didn’t ask me to sing anything. I just had to sit there and look good:)
 After the show, the entourage of twitteratti walked across the street and was treated to a round of Duck Farts an Alaskan favorite consisting of Crown Royal, Kalula, and Baileys Irish Creme.

 We also learned the international sign for "I saw a moose today"

As we headed back to our rooms around 2 a.m., I snapped this picture of this signpost to kinda explain why Alaska is known as “the land of the midnight sun.” This was as about as dark as it got.

The next morning we took about a three hour bus from the Denali Princess Lodge to the McKinley Princess Lodge.  where we saddled up and road through the trails taking in the beautiful Alaskan landscape.
I didn’t actually get saddle sores from the adventure, but I did walk like a bow-legged cowboy for the next two days. If you take a horseback excursion and you're over 40, I highly recommend that you stretch before mounting up.