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The Original Condiment Package Museum

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Condiment packages come in different styles and colors, and have changed over the years. Welcome to the Original Condiment Package Museum—they’ve got everything from ketchup to mustard. There are 890 unique packets in the museum.

You’ll notice three special galleries—New Additions, Heinz Ketchup Bottle, and the New Taco Bell Packets.

New Additions are the newly added packages.

Heinz Ketchup Bottle — these packages feature the Heinz Ketchup Bottle with everything… Continue reading

Steam Locomotive

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Steam Locomotive

Well, this site is obviously about Steam Locomotives. To explore you have the option of Photo Collection, Video Collection, and Tourism.

Photo Collection — Here you will find three awesome galleries. Click on photos and details for each gallery to browse to your heart’s content. My favorite gallery is the third one by Daniel Secarescu. He captured some amazing views of the locomotives.

Video Collection &mdash… Continue reading

Nostalgia Central

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little nostalgia? Now, while I can only reminisce about the 80’s, I still really enjoyed going through the rest of the site. What’s it all about? Well it’s about the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s and what happened during those years in America, Australia, Canada, Europe and the UK.

The easiest way to surf is to just choose the year you want to… Continue reading

Eternal Egypt

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

This is by far one of the most thorough sites on Ancient Egypt. You can use the plain text version of the site, you can use the ultra-spiffy multimedia version of the site, or you can use the guided tour option.

The guided tour was very neat and an efficient walk through of the site. I highly recommend it. But I am also a big fan of surfing around a… Continue reading

The Lawn Institute

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

I don’t know if you remember me complaining about having to grow new lawn about a dozen garden sites ago, but I’m still fighting that battle here in Ohio. I’m still trying to get my lawn to grow. I just put seed down and am watering it religiously in the sudden heat wave we’ve had. And so I went surfing on the net for something to point me in the… Continue reading

Email Security Scan

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Well troops, surprise inspection! Let’s see how secure your defenses are against mail-born threats. Think you’re up to the test? Then read on.

The problem with all the security holes that arise from day to day, is that it’s hard to keep up. “Am I protected?” you wonder, “I update constantly, I scrutinize all my

The Spirit of Romania

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

“Romania. A country well hidden somewhere in the south-eastern Europe, acting as a border between the members of the former soviet block and the Western Europe. If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t hear too much about it, unless you’re a football or gymnastics fan. Or unless you saw too many movies with vampires or Dracula and you began to question their credibility.

This site is an attempt to prove… Continue reading

Tiny Houses

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

I had the privilege to stay in a house much like some of these shown on the site for Thanksgiving of 2003 and it was quite an adventure. It also made me realize that my tastes run to spacious, well laid out homes where everything flows well. I personally am not made for one room living, but I find these tiny houses charming anyways.

Pictures — this link takes you… Continue reading


Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Welcome to a collector’s guide of vintage handcuffs. Before visiting this site I knew that handcuffs were a collectable item—I’ve been to some of the local gun and knife shows and you can find everything from guns and knives, to stamps, jewelry, army memorabilia and much more and I’ve seen some great cuff collections. But they were quite small after looking through the gallery here, especially when you throw in… Continue reading

Ancient Mexico

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Welcome to Ancient Mexico where you can learn about the history, art, and culture of Mesoamerica.

Check out the Map section to see what the Pre-Columbian Mexico was like. To view the different cities click on their names and you will be taken to their page. You will learn city specific information from that time period. My favorite city is Copan, near the bottom of the map. I liked the… Continue reading

Renaissance Faire Home

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

“The goal of the Renaissance Faire Homepage is to contain a wealth of material for renfaire workers and customers alike. Covering the topics of BFA (basic faire accent) and pronunciation, costuming, acting, and basic history from the Tudor period through the end of the Elizabethan, this site provides a touch of everything for the reinactor or renaissance fair enthusiast.”

There are several ways to surf this site—you can use the… Continue reading

American Garden Museum

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Finally! A site that is dedicated to the hard work of American Gardeners and their gardens! Why don’t you explore the museum with me today?

Showcase — this section seemed to be the highlighted garden of the site at the current moment.

Gardens — click on the map and choose a state to see the gardens highlighted for that state. Explore gardens across the United States, and believe me, you… Continue reading

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

I’ve always had a warm place in my heart for fairy tales. Designed originally to teach children morals they are a great way to pass the time. With this site you can get a little more in-depth with them, or even read tales that you’ve never heard of.

You may find yourself overwhelmed with your options on this site, so let me break it down for you. If you have… Continue reading

Take Me Fishing

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Some of my fondest memories in my childhood are of spending time with my dad. One of the things he liked to do was take us fishing. So while I was reminiscing I found this fabulous fishing site.

Welcome to Take Me Fishing where you can find information on fishing, boating, and caring for the water. You can also learn about your local resources to get out on the water… Continue reading

Motel Americana

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

We’ve almost lost touch with motel Americana. I mean who travels to a motel anymore? I mean where are all the motels? All of the ones I’ve seen are closed—put out of business by larger hotel chains who they just couldn’t keep up with.

Well this site can help you find motels. You can either click the state you want to find a motel in on the map, or you… Continue reading

The Owl Pages

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

This site is chocked full of owl information. Since there is so much information on this site, I’m only going to highlight a few of the sections. Across the top of the page you will see the headings—Owl Species, Owl Galleries, Physiology, Culture & Art, and Information.

One of the sections I’d like to tell you about is “The List of All World Owls”. It is complete list and you… Continue reading

Kiddie Records Weekly

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Welcome to Kiddie Records Weekly, Classics from the Golden Age. Their purpose is to share those classic stories with you and your children, or your grandchildren. Come here to listen to these classics with them.

All the past weeks are archived so you can spend quite some time here surfing through this collection. From Roy Rogers to Woody the Woodpecker there are some famous voices to grace your ears with.… Continue reading

Memorial Day

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have fallen and dates back to the 1860’s.

On this site you can visit the History section and learn where, when, and how Memorial Day got started but that’s just the beginning of what this site has to offer.

You can also check out the Calendar section that tells you when prior memorial days were observed. Browse… Continue reading

The Marx Brothers

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo make up the hilarious bunch known as the Marx Brothers.

The Marx Brothers site is divided up into easy to navigate sections. We’ll be starting in “Biography” where you learn about the Family Tree, their parents, and get an individual biography on each of the brothers. The chronology in this section is really interesting and starts with their father’s birth in Alsace.

Movies &mdash… Continue reading

Rock On, Rock On

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I am just astounded by the marvels of this site. I mean, you wonder about the stones of Stonehenge and Easter Island, and then you see stuff like this. What stuff am I talking about? Well I’m talking about the Balancing Art of Bill Dan who uses rocks as his medium of expression.

The Gallery section — this is where you should start adventuring. I was blown away by this… Continue reading

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, or you just simply can’t resist a good piece of chocolate, then this site is definitely for you. Welcome to the Chocolate Life!

Here you can appreciate and learn about different kinds of chocolate as well as read reviews on specific types of chocolate. If you scroll down the main page you will find lots of different articles on different kinds and aspects of… Continue reading

Amusing America

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

“Amusing America is the story of participatory commercial amusements in American cities—San Francisco in particular—and how they changed the way Americans lived.”

Just how did they change America? That’s what I was wondering as I began my journey through this site. Click an image on the Ferris Wheel to begin exploring, each picture is a different section.

The sections are: Introduction, Art to Zoo, Cliff House, Suiting Everyone, Splish Splash… Continue reading

Manhole Covers—Fine Sewer Art

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I’ve found one other good manhole cover site in my travels surfing the net (Drainspotting), but this site far surpasses the last one. This one is streamlined and filled with neater content. The site starts you out with the definition of a manhole. You also get some great examples on the main page.

This site is divided into the following sections: History, Pictures, New Pictures, Contribute, Voices, and… Continue reading

Old Woodies

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Old Woodies is a site for enthusiasts of wood-bodied cars and trucks. Here you can learn all about them, and of course you can check out images of them.

The site is divided into the following sections: Search, Features, Gallery, Shop Talk, Calendar, and Resources.

Search — Obviously this is a search engine. It has two search options. Easy Search, where you can just… Continue reading

Trail Link

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

“Welcome to TrailLink, the most robust source of FREE trail information on the Web. We invite you to search the TrailLink database for detailed information on surface types, access points, locations, distances, services, reviews, photographs and local links for America’s 1,250 rail-trails, plus many other canal towpaths, greenways and non-rail-trails.”

I couldn’t even begin to top an introduction like that, so I shared it with you. Did it get you… Continue reading

Project C-90

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

This is a pictorial walk through a recent history/pop culture—the history of the cassette tape.

Cassette tapes are slowly being phased out of our everyday life. Last year we had to search seven stores on three different days to find a CD player that still featured a cassette player as well.

Here you can check out Cassette tapes from Agfa to Toshiba. You’ll find pictures of the tapes and sometimes… Continue reading

The Cook’s Thesaurus

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Well, if you love to cook, and I do, then you’re going to love this site! It’s a Cook’s Thesaurus! What exactly does that mean? A thesaurus helps you find another word for something. Example:

Hot — the thesaurus shows that you can also use burning, sweltering, spicy, and it also gave me a list of other words for those words.

Here at the Cook’s Thesaurus you can find ingredients… Continue reading

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