I recently spent some time at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. I do really enjoy taking pictures of flowers. They are so bright and cheerful. Why is that your pictures always look so much better in your gallery when you are flipping through them?
The botanical gardens in Amarillo is small and doesn’t take much time to see, but is well done.
When I first set this site up, I had good intentions. But we see how often I actually post anything. I wonder, if I will actually start using this more? I guess at the very least, I could start just posting pictures of places and things that capture my interest. I don’t know if anybody actually has read any of my posts and if you had read them in the past, you probably gave up on me actually ever posting anything again. I will make a better effort to contribute to my blog 🙂
It’s good to do different things every now and then. Friday night we ventured out to the Monster Truck Show at the Ector County Coliseum. The arena where the show was held was close quarters for the monster trucks.
I was a little partial to Bigfoot since it’s from St. Louis, MO. It was fun to watch Bigfoot maneuver the tight arena.
Fun fact, Bigfoot jumped a 727 airplane in 1999. It wasn’t this particular Bigfoot truck pictured.
Each of the monster trucks in the show were very different.
Between the monster truck rounds were the stock truck races which were equally as entertaining as the main event.
The driver of Wild Thing was very animated after each run. Notice the actual Wild Thing on the hood of the truck. There was an added element to the truck as the animal would stand up as the truck went over the ramps.
Then there was the little red car that could with the smoke stack. This car was definitely one of a kind! It was barely hanging on as it zipped around the track, but it did manage to kick some butt. Best yet, if you are looking to buy a car for a new driver, this one could be the one!
The night was a lot of fun! It’s good to change things up and do something different.
Tonight (9/6/18) I headed to The Basque Market for a Paella dinner. The Paella is made in a huge skillet outside. It’s a beautiful dish filled with great flavor and color. I dined at a community table and made friends with the people at my table.
On the first Thursday of the month art galleries and shops are open late. It was a pleasant evening to be out and about in downtown Boise.
On a side note, I went to the Basque Museum a few weeks ago in Boise. It’s an interesting museum that gives you a great overview of the Basque culture. The Basque Country is a community in northern Spain and southern France, near the Pyrenees.