Friday, May 23, 2008

Mystery Business Trip

I was on a business trip for a few days earlier this week. Since I never blog about work, I don't really want to say where, but I took a lot of great pictures that I want to share. I guess if I just drop some hints, somebody can take guesses in the comments about where I was.

IMG_1244The entire town was festooned with with heron sculptures. It started years ago with Chicago and the bulls and since then I have seen pandas, fish, crabs, donkeys and elephants, and beehives as different cities do silly mascots.
IMG_1282This statue was in front of a building that we were told used to be a brewery headquarters. On our way out of town our hotel had a sign welcoming the North Central Propane Association Motorcycle Rally. We expected Hank Hill to show up at any minute, but he would have to ride 963 miles to get there
IMG_1323The town is too small to have a Hard Rock Cafe, but is does have a Hooters. But that's not much of a clue since this tacky yet unrefined chain is nearly as ubiquitous as Starbucks. We were wined and dined at places with such locale specific names as The Freight House, The Waterfront, and Piggy's.
IMG_1234If this picture doesn't give it away, I don't know what will.

If you need more hints, check out this Flickr set. The city name is pretty prominent in one of the photos. If you're a boodler and you remember me telling where I went, don't spill the beans but feel free to drop hints.

BlatantCommentWhoring®: Where was I? And even better, have you been there? I'm guessing that some of my readers have been.


Anonymous said...

I think I know, but your post is only a couple of hours old, so I won't spoil it.

A hint-laden guess: is it kinda-sorta related to tonight's Wolf Trap performance? (Same state, not same city)

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what that statue is about - none, nada, zilch. And I even know what state you were in. Oh, now that I looked through all the pictures, I get it. I've zipped through the state on the interstate, so long ago that I don't know if I've been near that town. But I don't think so.


2fs said...

Unless there's another city of the same name, I hope you enjoyed your stay in my state. Which is, of course, Insanity.

Anyway: I will also take this opportunity to point out the typo in your "Blogrolling" area: judge a book by what now?

yellojkt said...

Right you are on both the state of insanity and the egregious typo that has gone unnoticed for nearly a year.

And I thought the statue would be a lot less cryptic since this is Final Four weekend and everyone has been following their bracket down to Syracuse vs Virginia and Duke vs. Hopkins.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Ah I love the bridge photos. Looks like a lovely small city. Those are my favorite kind.

cathouse teri said...

What a quaint little city! I love it! Had to look up where it was. Good clue, by the way!

I also had to look up the word "boodler." Mister Vocabulary! Using words like "boodler" and "egregious." I didn't have to look that one up, but I do rarely hear it. I like your vocabulariness. (See, I make them up, too! I mean, Shakespeare did it, why can't I?)

Nice post. :)