Tag: Texas

Mountain Bike Ride San Angelo State Park

The San Angelo State Park has a great network of biking trails. This video is an introduction to the 6 mile loop. This mountain bike trail starts near the south entrance of the park.

Hardrock company photo

Mountain Bike Ride San Angelo State Park video produced by Derrick Perrin of Big Box Pro.

Derrick Perrin at MD Anderson.

Scan checkup – MD Anderson

Back at MD Anderson for a quarterly checkup. Looks like my rectal contrast is omnipaque today. Sounds like a a shade or color but it will be what the doctors can use to my back side. Amazing to spend so much money for someone to see the inside of my back side.

rectal contrast

Thursday I will be back at MD Anderson for my follow up

Public vs Private in Corpus Christi

Help! our public landscaping in Corpus Christi makes out town look like crap.

Public Landscape work in Corpus Christi, Texas

I don’t think Mesquite was a part of the original landscape plan.

When I travel I’m reminded how public services can work. Last week I had the privilege to work in McAllen, Texas. Despite sharing a boarder with a third world country McAllen has always been a very clean city. One of my buddies spent last weekend in McAllen and also came back impressed with this south Texas town. Next time you are in town compare the food, shopping and cleanliness.
Last week I really admired the landscaping and how sharp US-83 looked. While driving in Corpus Christi today I noticed how crappy our landscaping looked on South Padre Island Drive.

We can be better than this Corpus Christi. Right?

This is a vast contrast to what I saw in McAllen last week. The streets were clean and the landscaping looked as if it was done by a private company and not the municipal yard services. Clearly a good looking city can be done. I know there are folks in Corpus Christi who can pull this off because when I looked in the opposite direction of the mesquite tree growing on SPID and I saw Moore Plaza. The landscape beds had groomed oak trees and freshly turned mulch.
Private Landscape work on SPID in Corpus Christi Texas

So take a look and ask yourself why our city doesn’t take care of what it has before it tries to build something else?
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Please Corpus Christi lets take care of the things we have spent money on before we choose to build something else that will look great when we open it and then decay due to lack of maintenance.

The Blanco Lavender Festival – 2014

The last few years we have tried our best to make it to Blanco, Texas during their Lavender Festival. Sometimes we make it for a few hours, sometimes none at all but we love it when we get to spend a full day there. 2014 was a good year for the Perrin Family. We had plenty of time to pick and play in the lavender field. Here is a selection of photos from this years trip.

The Blanco Lavender Festival is put on by the Blanco Chamber of Commerce. Next years festival will be on June 12 – 14th 2015.
We hope to see you there.

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