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Goodbye WordPress!

We our moving this blog over to http://gossamers-travels.blogspot.com/

All the old post will remain here but look forward to whole new adventures at the new site!!
We still have links and stuff to change but the move should be complete within a few days!

Between A Rock and A Weird Place

We came to a point where we had to make a choice. We could either continue this project or end it. This project was based on Gossamer’s travels but he is no longer with us. We’ve searched, called, cried, and tried everything we could to find him, but no luck. After much debate and even more crying, we decided to continue the project. Gossamer wouldn’t want us to end it.

The problem is, Gossamer was unique. How do we continue without him? Well, obviously there will be changes. Until further notice, GJ is in charge. He misses his Papa, but he’s the best qualified for the job. He’s first act as head traveler was to call his family and friends. Many of them have volunteered to take Gossamer’s place during some trips. Over the next few weeks we will introduce the new members to our little traveling group.

Our Gossamer 365 project is still going. We won’t post every picture here for several reasons. Actually, just one reason: we’re lazy busy. If you still want to follow it, you just have to click this link.

For today though, here’s a few of my favorite Gossamer pictures:

This was one of our earlier pictures roughly 2 years ago. It was the first time people stared weirdly at us and it was far from the last.
Fredericksburg 1

We just adore this picture. Gossamer plays a pirate!!
Look Out

Gossamer Meets Tony Todd! We were really nervous because we never really took pictures with other people.
Day 21: Gossy Meets Tony Todd

The Cuteness speaks for itself.
Day 72: Back Home!!!

He always gets stuck in the most random of places:
Day 56: Fun at the Faire

Our Favorite Spot:
Lake Pflugerville

Finally, the last picture he took with us:
Day 60: The Last Picture

So that’s it. Gossamer is gone and we have to move on now. We will continue traveling, reading, and going to strange events. We won’t give up looking for our Gossy though. If ANYONE in the Austin/Pflugerville/Round Rock area know where Gossamer is, please contact me immediately.

We miss him. We want him back.

Gossamer is Gone.

Gossamer is missing and I have no idea where he is. Until I find him, I’ll be taking a break from this website. I’m continuing the Gossamer 365 with lil’ GJ though. If anyone knows where is, contact me here or e-mail me at death_by_sweetness@yahoo.com. The most likely places is either near Bookpeople or the Alamo Draft House (lakecreek). Any information will help. Thanks.

Taking a Break

During this month Gossamer and I will be working on Nanowrimo! If you are unfamiliar with it just out their website http://nanowrimo.org. It is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel before the month ends. The only prize is the self satisfaction that you wrote a 50,000 word novel and lived to edit it the following month. We are a bit behind but catching up. It has defiantly been an interesting project and it has seriously driven us insane. I do not remember a time in our lives where we depended so much on caffeine.

In other news, our first attempt at the Gossamer 365 project did not do so well. (We have a weird love affair with insane projects.) It’s ok though, we want to try again but we are going to wait until January 1st. Also, with the new year coming, a lot of things will be changing. For one, Gossamer and family will be moving! Yup, we will be changing homes once again. We are still in the process of finding a new place, which is never fun. We are hoping to find something in the same general area. What we really want is to move to South Austin, but there is no way a heart-shaped monster can afford the apartments and studios there. We will continue to look though. We are also keeping our mind open to other options.

We also have been considering actually getting a real domain name for the site. We want to get on for the site’s two year birthday. We may even go as far as putting up a donation link to help with the funds. We know it the chances of someone donating to us just to get a domain name is one in a million, but it never hurts to try.

On a really serious note, Gossamer has been claiming to see a green creature stalking him. Neither GJ or I have seen it, but Gossamer says he saw something. He tells us it’s REALLY mean looking, fluffy, and has 3 horns. We are trying to get photographic evidence of this stalker. We will keep you up to date as the story progresses.

For funsies, here’s a picture of a pumpkin trying to eat gossamer:
Day 205: BAD HENRY!

Take Care!

Gossy 365: It still lives!

Our weekly updates of the Gossy 365 project got really boring for us to do. Some days, there is really nothing to explain. Instead, we’re going to take the cool pictures from the project that have stories behind it and post it here. If for any reason you want to keep track of the entire Gossamer 365 project, just click here.

Day 100:
Day 100: Hi There

While the picture isn’t amazing, what it represents does! We crossed the 100th picture mark! How cool is that?

Day 105: Free Slurpee Day
Day 105: Free Slurpee Day
We went on a mission to find as many 7/11 stores to get free slurpees. We may have went a little over board…

Day 116: Pancakes for Dinner!
Day 116: Pancakes For Dinner!
We were suppose to be at the Free Movie in the Park event but it was canceled due to weather. Instead, we stopped by the Magnolia Cafe in Austin, Texas for dinner. We are not huge on pancakes, but Magnolia ginger pancakes are beyond normal pancakes. They are yummy-extreme! While all the other food we’ve tried has been amazing, we always go back for the ginger pancakes.

– themagnoliacafe.com

Day 119: Yummy!
Day 119: YUMMY!!!
We made a stop at Fredericksburg, Texas and went to our favorite restaurant there: Rathskeller Basement. It’s located in the basement of an old hospital. (Would that make it the morgue?) The food is so amazing! We had trouble finding restaurants that made great German food until we found Rathskeller. It’s really worth a try!

– rathskellerrestaurant.com

Day 121: Laugh!
Day 121: Laugh
We’ve started on a few new painting projects. The main thing we do is find quotes and paint them with pretty colors. We use the paintings just to brighten up our home and rooms. This quote says:

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it!”- Bill Nye

Project Gossamer 365: Day 1 & 2

We decided to start are new, very ambitious project. Every single day we will take a new picture of Gossamer or GJ. We’ll probably update every few days with new pictures. We actually started yesterday but we could not find the wire to the camera that connects it to our computer… We lose things easily.

Anyways, here’s our first two pictures!

Day 1: Gossy Reading Sherlock. This is Gossamer outside reading a Sherlock Holmes book we came across. I don’t think he was too happy with me interrupting him reading just to take a picture.
Day 1: Reading Sherlock Holmes

Day 2: Gossy Just RelaxingThis one is just Gossamer hanging out on our balcony. It was a pretty day and no reason to stay inside. A HUGE difference from last week when our neighborhood was attacked by hail.
Day 2: Gossamer Relaxing

Well, wish us luck on our silly project! Toodles for today!

Twittering Gossy

Gossy and the computer

Gossamer is a Twitter now. He could not help himself. He saw a trend, and just HAD to be a part of it. For now on, Gossy will update his Twitter when we are out on trips or just bored. There is even an update thingy on our sidebar.

Anyways, by this weekend we will have our report on the 81st Zilker Kite Festival. Gossy and I volunteered for the event and have great photos to share.

Toodles for now!

Links:
Twitter
Gossy @ Twitter
Zilker Kite Festival