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ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

the stars at night…
I took some Leave in July and set out to see The Republic
all over the Lone Star State
me and the Boss of my Boss of my Boss
me and the Boss of my Boss of my Boss
hard training in the hot texas heat
hard training in the hot texas heat
where have all the cowboys gone?
where have all the cowboys gone?
desert survival at it's best
desert survival at it's best
livin' large in Del Rio
livin' large in Del Rio
wrong way, Heidi
wrong way, Heidi
zoom zoom
zoom zoom
vroom vroom
vroom vroom
three feet high and rising
three feet high and rising
Prada? Nada!
Prada? Nada!
8 Lieutenants - this isn't going to end well
8 Lieutenants – this isn't going to end well
living and working and drinking and thinking
living and working and drinking and thinking
twice a day, every day
twice a day, every day
we couldn't find a decent Italian place, so we settled for the Olive Garden
we couldn't find a decent Italian place, so we settled for the Olive Garden
whoo whoo
whoo whoo
Chester Lampbkin knows more about clouds than any three men in Texas
Chester Lampbkin knows more about clouds than any three men in Texas
killin time and tacos at the Gordita-fest
killin time and tacos at the Gordita-fest
killin' Kel looking kool
killin' Kel looking kool
me with the newest members of the NewsChannel 9 News Team
me with the newest members of the NewsChannel 9 News Team
my platoon, preserving combat power
my platoon, preserving combat power
at Sorrento's, the best Italian this side of the Grande
at Sorrento's, the best Italian this side of the Grande
hookah for me? hookah for you? gesundheit
hookah for me? hookah for you? gesundheit
donuts and beer, that's all you need
donuts and beer, that's all you need
so there we are at the wonderful El Paso street fest and what do these Jarheads do? Set up a damn pull-up bar and ruin everything
so there we are at the wonderful El Paso street fest and what do these Jarheads do? Set up a damn pull-up bar and ruin everything
I couldn't translate a damn word they were singing, but the music was Right On anyway
I couldn't translate a damn word they were singing, but the music was Right On anyway
Alien Chasing at the Roswell 5K (I figured there'd be more cosutmes)
Alien Chasing at the Roswell 5K (I figured there'd be more cosutmes)
Is that Chesty? or Hancock? Quick, ask him something about clouds.
Is that Chesty? or Hancock? Quick, ask him something about clouds.
walking in Memphis - wait, Roswell
walking in Memphis – wait, Roswell
it's okay - we're from the Government
it's okay – we're from the Government
she left her Invisible Jet on Paradise Island or whatever
she left her Invisible Jet on Paradise Island or whatever
Disco ain't dead and it tastes great!
Disco ain't dead and it tastes great!
we couldn't find the FLDS compound, so we settled on City Hall and a Slurpee
we couldn't find the FLDS compound, so we settled on City Hall and a Slurpee
Amy's Ice Cream, the most over-hyped dairy product in the most obnoxious state in the Union
Amy's Ice Cream, the most over-hyped dairy product in the most obnoxious state in the Union
messing around in the CapiTexol
messing around in the CapiTexol
messin' with Texas
messin' with Texas
8 out of 5 BBQperts agree that the Kruez Market is the best of the best. But I cut my teeth on Kansas City style 'que, and brisket without sauce just doesn't sit right with me. Good, but not great.
8 out of 5 BBQperts agree that the Kruez Market is the best of the best. But I cut my teeth on Kansas City style 'que, and brisket without sauce just doesn't sit right with me. Good, but not great.
lookin' snazzy, Kelly
lookin' snazzy, Kelly
she might be a crook
she might be a crook
enjoy the sun and surf in Corpus
enjoy the sun and surf in Corpus
she'd never make it as a sailor
she'd never make it as a sailor
I thought they'd be bigger
I thought they'd be bigger
oh, I get it. Real mature.
oh, I get it. Real mature.
swab the deck
swab the deck
the sheriff and his buddies /
 with their samurai swords
the sheriff and his buddies /
with their samurai swords
outside the Alamo, playing Mexican and Hero of Texas Mythology Begging For His Life
outside the Alamo, playing Mexican and Hero of Texas Mythology Begging For His Life
messin with Texas, pt. II
messin with Texas, pt. II
some Texas nut transformed a small suburban lot near his wood frame house into The Orange Show in honor of his favorite fruit.
some Texas nut transformed a small suburban lot near his wood frame house into The Orange Show in honor of his favorite fruit.
this is the oak tree where Sam Houston and Santa Ana arm-wrestled over whether people that'd never touched a horse before could wear cowboy hats
this is the oak tree where Sam Houston and Santa Ana arm-wrestled over whether people that'd never touched a horse before could wear cowboy hats
this is the USS Texas, the last Dreadnaught ever made. It's docked across from the Oak Tree at San Jacinto: where the Texan Army ambushed Santa Ana and massacred every Mexican that was stupid enough to ask a white man for mercy
this is the USS Texas, the last Dreadnaught ever made. It's docked across from the Oak Tree at San Jacinto: where the Texan Army ambushed Santa Ana and massacred every Mexican that was stupid enough to ask a white man for mercy
I tried to see the NASA Command Center in Houston but all I got was this lousy Asteroid Burger
I tried to see the NASA Command Center in Houston but all I got was this lousy Asteroid Burger
thinking hard in the Oil Rig Museum of Galveston
thinking hard in the Oil Rig Museum of Galveston
ah... that beautiful Texas coastline
ah… that beautiful Texas coastline
that Grassy Knoll sure does have a view to kill, doesn't it?
that Grassy Knoll sure does have a view to kill, doesn't it?
the Cronton Breaks are the best part of the best book about Texas (Lost in West Texas by Jim Corder)
the Cronton Breaks are the best part of the best book about Texas (Lost in West Texas by Jim Corder)
I got a real, real good pal summering in Europe. The way I understand it, she's been splitting her time up between Paris and the Med. But this? This is the Palo Duro Canyon, and Cortez got lost down there.
I got a real, real good pal summering in Europe. The way I understand it, she's been splitting her time up between Paris and the Med. But this? This is the Palo Duro Canyon, and Cortez got lost down there.
Turn left just before you hit Amarillo and you'll see this recreation of Shelley's most famous short poem - "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
 Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Turn left just before you hit Amarillo and you'll see this recreation of Shelley's most famous short poem – "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Turn right just AFTER Amarillo and you'll see this Cadillac Graveyard. Visitors are encouraged to grab a can and start shaking.
Turn right just AFTER Amarillo and you'll see this Cadillac Graveyard. Visitors are encouraged to grab a can and start shaking.
my Pa's brother, mother and father with Kelly and me
my Pa's brother, mother and father with Kelly and me
these hombres are my fellow Warrior Leaders, only they got stationed up around the Denver area (and are much better off for it)
these hombres are my fellow Warrior Leaders, only they got stationed up around the Denver area (and are much better off for it)
3800 miles in 11 days, only to wind up right back where I started
3800 miles in 11 days, only to wind up right back where I started


let's lose charley