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We spent an hour or so walking around Anacortes when we were there. The town is old, and pretty, in part because of the Anacortes Mural Project which I’ll blog about tomorrow.

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A lot of fun shops, crafts, artwork, antiques, found stuff;  just the kind of eclectic stuff to make you happy and stir your own creative juices. Since I’ve done metal art, the license plate artists intrigue me. Where do they get those old license plates anyway I wonder?

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Both pictures taken through the window, with a lot of annoying reflection. This guitar can actually be played.

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It is fun to walk the downtown streets and find a full-sized character standing in a doorway.

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As in real life, even the dog has his place. Don’t you just love it?

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And who knows? Maybe the Bill Mitchell Mural inspired the city to get artistic with their real hydrants.  Adding a public drinking fountain, and some color. Why not?

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The perfect mural for a saloon window.

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And this brewer is right next to his brewery.

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I’d like to take this crab home with me…

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…and the chicken too. Just to see what my chickens might think of a bird this size. I cannot buy because stuff doesn’t fit in the motor home, so I just peek at all the fun stuff.

windy ain't it? by sarah Denby

I was way overdue for an art fix. I stopped by AnchorArt Space, a gallery featuring the work of Sarah Denby and Andrea Joyce Heimer. The painting above is entitled “Windy, ain’t it? By Denby.

Laura falls in love with undeserving men. Joyce Heimer

I’m a words and story person.  Heimer’s painting above had a story that went partly like this:  Laura falls in love with undeserving men…  You will have to visit to read the rest of the story which is written in pencil directly on the wall.

Cocktail Hour Denby

Cocktail hour by Denby.

The Donnybrook of 1989 took place in the community garden project...

“The donnybrook of 1989 took place in the community garden project…”  so goes the story with this painting by Heimer. I really liked the stories with each painting.

Vacation, Sarah Denby

Vacation 1  by Denby.  There is a similarity to the two women’s work, to my eye. And, Denby can get very abstract. I liked her work with the least abstract best, but to all a different taste. Both women have websites if you are interested.

The Business since 1878

The Business, (since 1878) has a sculptured arch around the doorway. Just a walk around town is an art fix for me. Great place to visit.

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Harlingen, Texas – Day 17

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort and is scheduled to be here until January 10th.

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco the about one mile to the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum. It’s an unusual museum because there are five museums at one location. Here’s their website link…

You can read all about Harlingen, Texas by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_Texas

The cornerstone of the museums seem to center on Harlingen’s Centennial in 2010. The Arts and Historical Museums were closed because of exhibits rotations. The other three buildings are associated with the city’s creation in the early 1900’s.  The three buildings are the Lon C. Hill Home (first in Harlingen), the early Harlingen Hospital and the Paso Real Stagecoach Inn.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

In the main lobby is a piano more than 160 years old…


The Lon C. Hill Home…












The Harlingen Hospital…








The Paso Real Stagecoach Inn…








Enjoying a wide variety of museums is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


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