Monday, October 29, 2012

Just walk away, Renee

Best I can tell, this woman just broke up with the WWE's The Undertaker, who's lurking in the background.
Smithsonian Mall, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


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That has to be Bridge L-5853

MN-Dot Bridge #L-5853. Famous for being the second-oldest reinforced concrete arch bridge in Minnesota, this pedestrian bridge spans a former streetcar right-of-way. And it evens stands up to fog.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sachs Bridge

Originally built in 1852 and crossed by both armies in the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. In 1996, when Marsh Creek flooded, the bridge washed downstream approximately a hundred yards, but within a year it again spanned the creek, with over 90% of the original truss and lattice intact.

Today only three covered bridges survive in Adams County.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Mighty Portillo's

The first Portillo's hot dog stand opened in 1963. Now the Portillo Restaurant Group is the Midwest's largest privately-owned restaurant company. And if I'm not mistaken, they steam their hot dog buns.

Monday, October 1, 2012


First spotted this beauty in the parking lot of a bar and restaurant along Lake Pepin. Saw it again about ten minutes later, parked along the side of the road, cop car with flashing lights right behind it. I don't think it was a social call.