Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Air and Space

We were in Washington DC for a few days and on Sunday we went out to see the Smithsonian’s new Air and Space display at Dulles Airport in Chantilly Virginia. Wow! This place is huge and filled with more flying machines then you can imagine. How big is it, they have a Concorde parked across the main display area, and the building has to be 1000 feet long. There are many historic and significant aircraft on display and room for many more to be added.

Here I am, out in front of the museum looking down the aviation walk of fame.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

Don’t try this at home!

Here are a couple of friends of mine on vacation in the arctic this year. They report that bears can be a bit grumpy when they wake up.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Answer To Ms. Idgie’s Question

Answer to Ms. Idgie’s Question (see comments on previous post.)

Here I am at the entrance to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky. The Corvette has been built in a factory across the road from this site for decades. What is that plastic smell in the air?


Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dinner in Wilmington Delaware

Here I am headed out for a fish dinner in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington was an interesting city. There are lots of big office buildings, but few people on the street. When we arrived on Sunday afternoon the city looked like it had been evacuated. We had a nice time, I rode a train from Washington, DC to Wilmington. This is the first time I have been on an American train (and the first time in about 15 years for my traveling companion.) It was a pleasant ride, not very smooth and a bit loud. We are home for a few days, then we are off to Bowling Green Kentucky (home of the Corvette,) and in two weeks we will back in Washington DC for five days. I'll try to post pictures from some of my past adventures in the next few days.

Happy Trails to You!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Soaring with Eagles

Here I am with one of the eagles on the base of the flag pole in front of Union Station in Washington DC. We were waiting for a train to take us onto Wilmington, Delaware.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


I am off on the road again. This time we are in Covington Kentucky, immediately across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati. We will be here overnight, with some conference duties on Friday morning. Then we have some errands to run in the area before we return home. It is nice to be on the road again.


Monday, September 05, 2005

Reminiscing on New Orleans

The tragedy in New Orleans reminded me of the wonderful times I have had in that city. The geographic location that made New Orleans so vulnerable to the storm is also part of the key to its culture. Its rich history as a shipping and military center attracted the rich mix of people and cultures that formed the spirit of the city. I am confident that New Orleans will rebuild, better then ever. I look forward to returning to the “big easy.”

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Greenfield Village

This picture was taken in the railroad roundhouse at Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. I am standing on the hook of a railroad crane that was built to do maintenance in the tunnels running between Detroit and Canada. According to the docent the railroad had very few incidents needing a crane, and as a result this machine survived its many years of service in amazing condition. I just though that the yellow color of the hook, nicely showed off my colors.

See you again soon!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Where have I gone? Where will I go next?

It’s not like I have a lot to say about where I go, but I am one well traveled little pocket penguin. I go wherever I can and try to get my picture taken. I am based in the United States and have seen quite a bit of North America. I have also been to Europe four times. I have lots of pictures to share and many more travels to go. Check in, and see where I have been and where I get to go next.