Archive for June, 2008

Finally got these pictures off the camera and loaded.

Here is Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson giving us a talk about how to do an investigation the right way.

Grant and Jason are part of T.A.P.S.  – ( The Atlantic Paranormal Society ).





This is the 3 of us with Steve Gonsalves.  >>>

Keep in mind this about 2 AM on Monday ( 6/23).

We are in the gift shop at Fort Mifflin after our investigating. Thanks for taking the picture, Tango !!




<<< This is Herman with Kris Williams.  We all agreed that she’s even prettier in person.

This is in the ballroom of the hotel before the investigation, so it’s probably only around 7 PM on Sunday (6/22). 

Notice Herman is still has the wide awake look.

<<< Here is Herman with Jason Hawes.  Still they both have the wide awake look about them.

Here’s Katie and I with Grant Wilson.  >>>>>>>




Here’s Dave Tango !!! That’s the same hat he used to swat the giant mosquito off my elbow later that night. ( He’s wearing the red shirt FYI )      www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com


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We left Philadelphia about 1 PM or so on Monday ( 6/23) headed home to Swainsboro, Ga.  We decided sometime during the drive to drive straight through without stopping for the night. We got home about 4 AM on Tuesday (6/24).  Somewhere toward the south end of I-95 in North Carolina, we started to see signs for a place called South Of The Border ( www.pedroland.com).  We literally saw miles and miles of billboards for this place. 



This is what greeted us at Midnight on that drive.  It is located near Dillon, South Carolina.

The only thing open was a diner at that time of night, but it light up like Vegas.  For some reason the ladies room by the diner was closed for cleaning, but Herman did venture into the men’s room. 

At this little “tourist trap” from the 50’s, the are several eating places, a few gift shops, a mini golf course, an amusement park, a motel, a couple of gas stations and convenience stores. 

I had to find some pics off the web of some of their billboards. I was surprised that the PC crowd hasn’t made them change all of them. I read that some have been changed, but you’ll see there is nothing PC about this place.

This is the giant sombrero that you can take a ride up to the top of.

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We were on a quest during this trip to find an Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips.  We found one at the food court in the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 


We haven’t eaten at one since they closed in Atlanta a few years back.  Herman was extra happy to have his fish that day.

We were happy to find one even if it was a few thousand miles from Swainsboro.

The classic Fish & Chips with cocktail sauce and hush puppies …..


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During our trip we also visited Hershey, Pa. and spent almost an entire day at Hershey’s Chocolate World ( http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld ).  As Katie would say, “OMG !!!”.  Imagine the World of Coca-Cola, but everything is about CHOCOLATE. Even the streets around Chocolate World, the Hershey Plant, and the theme park are colored a cocoa powder brown and you can smell the chocolate from the factory for at least a mile away.  They have street lights that look like Hershey Kisses.

They have several shopping areas and a cafe and a food court.  They had an area that you could personalize a big bar of Hershey’s.  Katie made one for Herman with her picture on it.

chocolateworld_planyourday ( A list of all the things to do at Chocolate World )



Hershey’s Really Big 3-D show was fun.  It is a 3-D experience similar to “It’s a Bug’s Life at Animal Kingdom” with sights and smells and all.   The first time through the beginning film wouldn’t play, so they apologized and we went on with the show.  After we left the theater, they handed us all a complimentary free pass to see it again with our free chocolate sample.  The second time we saw it, everything went off without a hitch and we still got a free sample of chocolate.  We also went through the Great American Chocolate tour a couple of times. It shows the history of Hershey’s chocolate and a simulated “factory tour” to show how they make different products. You also get a sample of chocolate after the tour.

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This Lol-cat posting is being posted because I told a certain person I would – and you know who you are. 

If you don’t get the reference and you’re over 18, then you don’t know your Johnny Depp movies. Go rent F & L in L.V.  — look it up.  He is great as always, but that is another post for another time.


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Got some pictures from Katie this afternoon, Herman’s multitude of pics are forthcoming.  I almost forgot to tell ya’ll about getting to go to Boyd’s Bear Country.  While we were driving down those peaceful Pa. roads on the way to Gettysburg, there it was on our left.  I think it was one of our favorite surprise “side trips” we went on.  Katie described it as an IKEA store but with stuffed bears.  For those of you who haven’t experienced this, IKEA is a totally unique shopping experience.  The stores (IKEA) usually have a play area for kids, a snack bar, and a restaurant. They also usually have 2 or 3 levels of shopping bliss.

Boyd’s Bear Country has a snack bar, sit-down restaurant, bakery, bear hospital for adopting a “newborn bear” (like Cabbage Patch Baby Land in Cleveland, Ga.), a “build-a-bear” type area, a Boyd’s museum, all this and 3 levels of shopping. We bought several retired bears while we were there.  It all was inside what looked like a giant barn on a farm.


We could have spent all day there, but left after a few hours to go on to the Battlefields of Gettysburg.


And yes, I make everyone spend hours in IKEA when we get to stop by one.  My cats have dinner bowls from IKEA. I have shipped knives home from an IKEA in California.  I’d outfit my whole house from IKEA, if I had one close enough.  I hope I can go to Sweden one day and it will be like living in an IKEA catalog. It’s a fantasy, I know. 

My Knives

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A Fan Site for Joss Whedon’s “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day & Nathan Fillion

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog“, posted with vodpod



I was never a big Doogie Howser fan, but have really enjoyed Neil Patrick’s work in the last few years. (Harold & Kumar). I am really looking forward to this.  Thought I’d share it with the world. Check out www.doctorhorrible.net to see all the details…..

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