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Cold Weather, Strange Pairing and Lots of Fun!

This past weekend I accompanied my wife on one of her business trips, and finally, I have an opportunity to reflect on some of the nice times that we had.   826 more words


Venus, Jupiter, and the ruins

We took a one-night trip to Matador, just to get out of town for a minute, and to check out a local bed-and-breakfast. (It’d been that kind of a week.) After the sun was down, I walked around town making photos, including this one of Venus and Jupiter in the sky above a burned-out building. 105 more words


Amanda Lollar says she doesn't know why bats aren't at her wild sanctuary any more

Bats aren’t at the wild sanctuary anymore because she sold the building for money. The new owner gutted, cleaned, repaired it whereby excluding the bats. Amanda Lollar is the one responsible for the bats being gone. 217 more words

Song: Ghosts of the Baker Hotel

Texas songwriter Brian Burns wrote a wonderful ballad about the Grand Old Lady called Ghosts of the Baker Hotel.

Check out the words and listen to a clip… 9 more words

Mineral Wells

General William H. Simpson & The Baker Hotel

Before General William Hood Simpson led the Ninth Army across the Rhine and into Germany in March of 1945, he served for a brief period as Commanding Officer at… 705 more words

Mineral Wells

Baker Hotel

Mineral Wells, TX ~

The story of The Baker Hotel is one of triumph and decline, and hopefully a glorious rebirth! Talks are currently underway about restoring and re-opening the hotel, but it may take considerable effort as funds are still needed. 58 more words


Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells

The Baker Hotel opened in November 1929, and was described as “the largest and finest hostelry of the Baker chain” with a reported cost of $1,750,000 (“H. 370 more words