August 31, 2009

Austin Hot Sauce Festival

(Photo Credit: basykes) Yesterday I went and checked out the 19th annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival. It was held at Waterloo Park, which is located downtown. As it turns out, it originally started as a contest between Austin and San Antonio for the best hot sauce. The event was free to the public and all […]

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July 31, 2009

Gibson Island


One of the coolest things I did while I was back in Wisconsin was check out Gibson Island. It’s a tiny island located down the street from where I grew up on the Cloverleaf Lakes. It used to be privately owned so I was never able to go check it out as a kid since it would have been trespassing.

Luckily, the residents of the Cloverleaf Lakes managed to raise over a million dollars through various sources (donations, fundraisers, etc) to purchase the island in order to protect its natural environment and wildlife. It’s amazing to see a group of people take the initiative to make something like this happen.

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July 23, 2009

Lawn Mower Racing At GSR

Last night I went and checked out a sport I didn’t even know existed. What was it? Good ol’ lawn mower racing. A bunch of guys have pimped out their lawn mowers to go a lot faster than normal. It was actually pretty interesting to watch.

Check out this video of one of the races:

As you can see, these things were flying. They don’t cut grass anymore that’s for sure.

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July 21, 2009

Heading Back To Wisconsin

Photo Credit: Three if by Bike I’m sitting at the airport in Chicago right now, tethering off of my phone because they want me to pay 10 bucks to use the wifi here. Ouch. I’m also half asleep, drinking what McDonald’s calls “iced premium coffee.” Anyways, I’m here waiting for my connecting flight to Green […]

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