Saturday, May 31, 2008

Speaking of things that are old

Other then the lack of ice filled water ways, the other drawback of nesting in Lexington, Kentucky is a lack of museums. When we get away for a few days, it is always fun to visit a couple of nice collections. You never know when you are going to see something older then Kell, WC, WH and DG all put together, not much older - but older.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to certain fuzzy woodland creatures, find someplace nice and indulge yourself.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Michigan Avenue

Hundreds of the finest retail merchants in the world and not a single feather grooming shop in the lot!


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Deep Dish Love

Deep dish is real pizza, none of the thin cardboard that you have to fold in half to get any traction, but something that is five times as much topping as crust. Last time we were in Chicago we went to Geno's East, this time to Lou Malnati's. One of them Geno's is best, one of them thinks Malnati's is better. I just want to know why they don't put more anchovies on top.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Kind of Town

This is the view of Chicago from our hotel room. What a city, the things that a bird can get into in that city. I about waddled my feet off exploring the wild and not so wild sides of the city.


Friday, May 23, 2008

American Military Cemetery in Normandy

American Military Cemetery in Normandy

A visit to the American Military Cemetery in Normandy changed me. I will never again view Memorial Day as the start of summer, the first day to wear white shoes, the day after the fastest spectacle in motor sports. I will forever remember the sacrifice paid to secure the freedom of the society that we sometimes take for granted. The wonderful people of Normandy reminded me why France was worth liberating. Every American should make the trip to Normandy to walk among the 14,000 graves in the American Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Real City

I am headed to Chicago for a few days in a real city. New pictures and posting inspiration will follow.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beyond the Magic Curtain

For those of us stuck forever in coach, there is the mystery of what lies beyond the magic curtain. Legend has it that there are ritual sacrifices of the innocent in the front of the plane, seats covered with the hides of newborn lambs. Rumor has it that they might even serve food, krill at 37,000 feet, hard to imagine.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Inspired Color scheme

I was amazed by the wonderful color scheme on this fast little plane in a museum in Florida (yes there were palm trees nearby.) I wonder if they were thinking of the flying skills of the mighty penguin when they picked the paint colors. As I recall the plane has a reputation of flying like a penguin.


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Another Day in Paradise

Even in paradise you have to watch out for the falling coconuts blowing out of the trees.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

It is Kentucky Derby Day

Time to break out your derby hat!

I wonder what they do

I wonder what they do in a hurricane? The lobby of the Caribe Hilton in San Juan is open to the outside on the side that cars drive up on. There is a glass wall on the other side, facing the water and stopping the ever present wind from blowing through, but the side nearest the reception desk is open to the outside.