Fly Fishing | Guadalupe River, TX

Fly Fishing, Texas, photo by michael rinella

Today I went fly fishing with old friends on the Guadalupe River, near Canyon Lake. Weather was cold and overcast. The river was high and flowing pretty fast from recent rains. I caught a Brown Trout and a Rainbow Trout. Catch and release. Good times were had.
I enjoy fly fishing and when I visit Austin I head out with my good friend and fly fishing guide Alvin, owner of All Water Guides.
I have also included a link to information on Guadalupe River Trout Fishing.

Hike Mount Bonnell | Austin, TX

mount bonnell, photo by michael rinella

Visiting Austin this week and I went for a hike up Mount Bonnell today. Stunning view above Lake Austin, seen in the accompanying picture I took.
Mount Bonnell is the highest natural point in the Austin area. At 775 feet, it provides a vista for viewing Lake Austin, downtown and the surrounding hills.
It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850’s.
Check out the link to an article Do You Know the History Behind Austin’s Mount Bonell? which includes history and photos of Mount Bonnell.

BBQ in Austin | Austin, TX

bbb austin, terry blacks, photo by michael rinella

My trip to Austin also included sampling some of the excellent BBQ in Austin and Central Texas. Beef is King and the brisket is the star. I went to several notable locations in Austin and Lockhart, Texas. Some included Smitty’s Market, Blacks, and Kreutz Market.
I sampled the brisket, ribs and sausage. All of which was very good, but Terry Blacks in Austin was the winner this trip out. See the accompanying photo I snapped for the visual proof.
For information regarding Texas BBQ check out the link to the Texas Monthly article, The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas which provides information and reviews on notable BBQ locales in the state of Texas.

Remove the “Protected:” prefix for password protected posts

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How to remove the “Protected:” prefix for password protected posts in WordPress.
The idea here was to remove the “Protected:” prefix that is displayed before the Post title in the header title, leaving only the Post title displayed.
To achieve this I needed to modify the PHP in the functions.php theme file, adding a filter, function, and return.
In order to edit you’ll need to login to the WordPress dashboard, and then Appearance > Editor > functions.php
Add the following code listed below at the end of the file.

Copy of the code below:

/**
* edit – removes the ‘Protected:’ part from password protected posts titles
*/
add_filter( ‘protected_title_format’, ‘remove_protected_text’
function remove_protected_text() {
return __(‘%s’);
}

Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles, CA

Dodger Stadium, Dodgertown

I watched the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium during the 2018 pennant stretch. A thrilling end to the game, as Kemp hit the go-ahead home run putting the Dodgers ahead and ensuring the victory.
We had great seats,
as seen in the accompanying photo I snapped. Dodger Stadium is a great place to see a baseball game, and there is not a bad seat in the house.
A lifelong fan, it had been some time since I had attended a game and I was reminded of the impressive stadium design and architecture. Check out the link I have included here to the article, Why Dodger Stadium Is One of a Kind.