Saturday, June 30, 2007

Back Home Again

I am barely able to stay awake and have many exciting things to report. The long and arduous journey home was made even more so by certain little incidents at least one of which will result a reams of FAA paperwork (I promise a full report soon.) Off to nest and rest for now.

Monday, June 25, 2007

And Great Food Too

We were in Louisville for a few days late last week for a Bar convention, no not that kind of bar, a gathering of lawyers from across the state. The lawyers were so thick you couldn't slip and fall without landing on one. What would a Bar convention be without a visit to a bar or two. Marker's Mark has their own with an incredible selection of really good things to drink and really great food. You may go in for the Bourbon, but you will stay for the food.

We are off to Alaska on Tuesday, returning over the weekend with new pictures. (I am going to start a waiting list of people who want to be me, but believe me it is not all fun and glamour!)


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Good News!

Bert said...
I’ve finished! I’m back in the Blog world (at least until September and my first job….)

Penguin Dreams

This is what happens when you fall asleep and dream about penguins in the night, they come to check on you.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Old Goats

Goats, who would have ever looked at a goat and said, "there is a fine dairy animal." It must take a herd of hundreds of goats to produce enough milk to make a tiny quantity of stinky cheese. I think the first farmer to think of goats as a good farm animal must have been producing the illegal kind of hay. Now if only he had fed that hay to the goats, the milk might be popular and sold for even more than the stinky little cheeses. Somehow I doubt that I have a real future as an agricultural futureist.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Why Chickens?

Why are chickens so popular? Have you ever seen one try to fly? Let me put it this way, it would be more graceful for them to take diving lessons. There are alot of other worthy flighted and semi-flighted birds in the world and yet Chickens seem to get all the staring roles. Why don't we have Kentucky Fried Duck restaurants? Have you ever found goose eggs in your local market? Either chickens have a very good PR agent, or they have very bad luck, but either way they are obviously the most popular bird in the USA (and most of Europe.) Personally I think it is a good thing that the fetish is for flighted and semi-flighted birds, we flightless fowl are very happy with this situation. TR

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Visiting the Past

We spent a few hours wandering around Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill last weekend. The village contains classic stone and brick buildings. historic farming, and traditional animals. Turkeys, but no penguins, the Shakers were not that progressive.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Travel Goes to Class

In honor of Uncle Bert's suffering I decided to try a few hours in the classroom. I really enjoyed literacy and numeracy. Neat old classroom.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Day Out In the Country

We decided to take a day out in the country. This was taken in "Shaker Village" near Harodsburg, Kentucky. It was a wonderful afternoon. More pictures will follow over the next few days.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Recapping my travels year to date

During this little lull in the action I stopped to look back over the highlights of my travels so far this year. I have been to a dozen states. We started with a quick trip to South Carolina, flying into North Carolina and driving from there in January; DG worked with some really wonderful people in South Carolina. In February we were in wild and wonderful West Virginia. In March we flew through Chicago to Denver for a few days in a very fluffy hotel. In April we changed planes in Atlanta coming and going to an intense training in Daytona Beach, Florida (were we had a room with a view of Walgreens.) In May we went to Montana changing planes in Salt Lake City (first visit to Utah.) And later in the month we went to Indianapolis.

Before the end of the year we will visit at least 6 more states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries. I better rest it is going to be a wild summer.