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February 2009

Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
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Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

I'm off to Washington D.C. for the weekend! I'll try to squeeze in a bit of tourism, but I'm mostly going for a wedding, so I probably won't get a chance to see much. Since I've been to D.C. twice before, I'll share with you one of the sites from my last trip back in 2006... THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922 to honor our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln ...
Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show
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Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Don't you love old cars? The cool colors, the fun lines, the unique angles! Despite all the retro throwbacks that have come on the market in recent years (my absolute favorite being the new Dodge Challenger) they certainly don't make them like they used to! Each year at The 2009 Chicago Auto Show (going on NOW until February 22) the Volo Auto Museum sets up a display of some of their collectible cars. ...
Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle in Avoca, Iowa
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Giant Spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle in Avoca, Iowa

What do you get when you mix a spider with a beetle? A giant spider made from a Volkswagen Beetle car, of course! I'm not sure that's quite what you normally think of when you think VW bug! But, this roadside attraction WORKS! This giant spider in Avoca, Iowa is made from a Volkswagen beetle sitting on top of eight long, thin, arachnid legs! I saw it this summer on my Labor Day Mount Rushmore ...

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