Category Archives: Movies

Down from the Mountaintop

The Piz Gloria has the 007 logo painted all over the outside. The inside is decorated in James Bond. There’s a small museum called Bond World 007 that consists of photos, tidbits of information about On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, … Continue reading

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Piz Gloria

When we arrived in Mürren, we didn’t have a plan apart from eating fondue. But while we were wandering the streets on Friday afternoon, we happened upon the station where we could take a cable car to the top of … Continue reading

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OZ Museum

Every time we’ve driven across Kansas, we’ve seen billboards advertising this museum. We felt compelled to stop and see it. There wasn’t much else of interest in the little town of Wamego, and the museum stood out on the main … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

It just happened that our route took us through Monument Valley, but we weren’t upset about it. Of course, I was familiar with it from every western movie ever. Sam, our friendly waitress at Zion National park, told us we … Continue reading

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Star Wars

Thoughts on watching all the Star Wars movies — some for the first time in a very long time, others for the first time ever. Overall, I find them mildly entertaining (some more than others) but I have no idea … Continue reading

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February Recap

Not far from our house, on the route I walk home from work, there’s a random slide. It’s connected to, but not particularly near, a housing development. I stopped by one day to give it a try. I posted this … Continue reading

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Macy’s Christmas Story Windows

In 2003, the Macy’s on Herald Square in New York City featured window displays with scenes from A Christmas Story. Those displays were then sent to Hammond, Indiana where they are set up every year at the Indiana Welcome Center. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story House

I’ve watched A Christmas Story perhaps three times, but Sally’s a big fan, so when she found out the house in Cleveland used in the movie was open for tours, we had to go. Jean Shepherd wrote a memoir of … Continue reading

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