Monday, January 28, 2013

Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park

At the Petrified Forest National Park

Lil Dude in a field of petrified stumps. 25 million years 
ago, these trees grew here. Now they are rocks.
Earth Troll in the Petrified Forest National Park with an
early layout of  Route 66 - telephone poles are all that's left of the road.




































Monet Troll in the Painted Desert
















Check out the detailed write-up here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Braum's

While the rest of the Troll family were pretending to be ice cream vendors...


...Lil Dude snuck away and went to Braum's for the real deal! Yummy!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Popeye in Arkansas

At the Popeye statue located in Alma, Arkansas, which calls itself the spinach capital of America. There are more statues erected to honor Popeye The Sailor Man than any other Sunday Funnies celebrity. Interestingly, all known statues are located in land-locked towns far away from any ocean.

I yam what I yam!

Monday, January 14, 2013

U.S. Botanical Garden

At the United State's Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C.

Lil Dude-sized plants!

The White House made out of pecan shells - somebody had a lot of time
on their hands!

Albert made out of tree bark and pecan shells - Lil Dude found this to
be pretty amazing and now wants one done of him!





















Thursday, January 10, 2013

Acton State Park, Texas

At Acton State Park, the smallest state park in Texas and site of the grave of Elizabeth Crockett, widow of the Alamo hero Davy Crockett, and two of his children.

At the gate of Acton Cemetery

Texas State Historical Marker

Lil Dude & Monet Troll paying humble respects to the
wife of Davy Crockett. RIP.















Thursday, January 3, 2013

El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, NM.

At the famous El Rancho Hotel on Route 66 in Gallup, New Mexico. United States presidents and movie stars like John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, and Humphrey Bogart have visited here. And so has Lil Dude!




See the full write-up here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013