What’s next…

If you are a regular, you know that I am going back to Krakow, Poland again and again. While I am there I try to take advantage of the time there and see everything that there is to see as I never know when I will return again. I have a stack of tourist books and brochuers I picked up while I was there last time and am trying to compile a list of things I want to see on my next trip or the ones after that.

Below is a small list of things I will try to see while in Krakow, Poland on many of my future trips.

Ojcow and Pieskowa Skala Castle
Lagiewniki, Kalwaria and Wadovice
Black Madonna Shrine
Dunajec River Gorge Raft Trip
Trip to Prague
Zakopane for some snowboarding in the winter
Mound of Krak
Zygmunt Bell
Bielany Monastery

If you know of anything that you think I might enjoy doing while in Krakow, Poland, let me know.

Seafood Paella

Last night we made some seafood paella, which consisted of rice, lobster, shrimp, scallops, and clams. My pops wanted to throw in some mini squids, but I wasn’t having any of that. The paella was all cooked in a special paella pan that my parents picked up in Peru a year ago.


For more photos of the Paella go to My Photo Album.

Don’t give me a Benjamin

“Every American taxpayer would get a $100 rebate check to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote Thursday.”
Found at CNN.com


I don’t want the $100, just lower the price of gas by a $1. Over the course of the year I am paying well over $100 in gas prices. This is just a quick payoff to make people forget about gas prices for a bit or a way for the Republicans to try and buy your votes. Not just that but we will probably be taxed on the rebate the following year. I sure hope it does not pass.

If fuel prices go up any higher I will have to find a 2nd job just to pay for gas.

Read about the full story at CNN.com

My name is….

Remember when you were in grade school learning to write and you had to use those very thin pieces of paper with the 3 lines to practice your manuscript. Well, someone at work found this page that lets you print your own lines on regular paper. The web page is Handwriting for Kids and you can even make customized ones with your name on it. Below is an example of my name.

McRoyal with Cheese

For those that remember the “Pulp Fiction” section regarding the Royal with cheese can now rest assured that it is not just in France. While in the local Mickey D’s I noticed that they also have a McRoyal With Cheese, instead of the Quarter Poounder.

My Photo Album

If you have not had a chance to check out all my photos be sure to go to:
My Flicker Photo Albums.

I did not take as many photos as in past trips, but there are still some good photos of Krakow, Poland.

Let me know if you have any favorites.

La Migra

I know I have been out of the loop for the past 2 weeks since I was in Krakow, Poland, but I do think I have a solution to the immigration problem that was in the news.

Supposedly there are over 11 million illegal immigrants in the USA. They don’t want to leave, who can blame them. Then you have the other side that wants them to leave. It would be impossible to deport 11 million people so there should be no reason to try.

We need to give all 11 million illegal immigrants a date that they need to report to the Immigration Offices to be registered as American Citizens. If they do not report by the specified date they will need to be deported. Seems fair they can stay, but now need to pay taxes like everyone else.

We then need to be stricter on boarder patrol to prevent new illegal immigrants from coming over to the USA. This should have been done a long time ago.

There is nothing wrong with immigrants, it was how our country got started. That is the only way I was able to be here in the USA and it was done legally.