>> George Standish:
“> ".. this is one of those places in the U.S. .."
I've spent a fair amount of time in Florida, been to the Northern States (VT,NH,Maine,etc) several times skiing/boarding - they are close enough by car. Boston, MA for LibrePlanet a few times. California, once for a week or two as a teen.
But I've never been to Texas... :( I hear things are bigger down there ;)
We do have outdoor firepits, and quasi-fireplace in some cases, but I've never seen something I'd call a "fire place" like you've got there - very cool!”
This is actually in Santa Barbara, CA. :-) My wife and I would **like** to have a fireplace like this in our back yard in Texas, though!