Friday, October 19, 2012

Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla. - Yahoo! News

This happens in America. Highways full of fast cars, flanked by vast open spaces come to a grinding halt in front of nature's fury. Once again human beings are made to remember that their massive inventions are after all not so powerful against the wrath of nature.

Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla. - Yahoo! News
A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Buried under work!

Anger is Work
Anger is Work (Photo credit: shtikl)
I have been so busy with work that I have rarely had days off during the past month. Hence my blogging has also been sporadic and irregular. It is generally a busy season everywhere in the world. Here in the US shopping season is getting underway in the run up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. While in India I am sure Dasara and Diwali shopping is in full swing. I am not aware of the rest of the world I am sure everyone everywhere is celebrating something or the other.
As for me I am working busy as always.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Fossils Galore at Mineral Wells, TX

Mineral Wells, Texas Historical Marker
Mineral Wells, Texas Historical Marker (Photo credit: fables98)
Mineral Wells is one of my liked places for a weekend getaway in Texas. I like the place because it is one of the few places around DFW with a slightly hilly terrain. I recently found out about the existence of a fossil park in this place and went to check it out. The road to Mineral Wells Fossil Park is pathetically bad, full of gravel and sand. I had to jostle along the dirt tracks raising clouds of dust at 20mph.

The fossil park is a unique location surrounded by hilly terrain and rocky outcrops. Most of them of course are private property fenced off with no access to public.  Anyway what I found at the fossil park is indeed uniquely different from elsewhere. Here one can actually collect fossils and bring them home and government encourages this kind of fossil hunting. I hunted a few and brought them home.
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