Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dressed for the Occasion

You never know what you are going to stumble across in DC. Last Saturday we went for a 3 mile stroll into the city including a nice visit at the Jefferson Memorial. As we were approaching the police stopped traffic and a large limo pulled up and stopped. I thought, well Obama must have finally gotten to my name on the list for potential cabinet appointments, but no, it was a wedding. The bride in the full virgin sacrifice outfit (yea, like very many of them would qualify) and the men in nice penguin suits. I fit right in. I hope the marriage lasts longer then it takes to pay for.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We hold these truths to be self evident

That all flightless aqutic fowl are created equally, and they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among them freedom, travel and the pursuit of krill.


Monday, February 23, 2009

On the bird watch

I found this great park over the weekend, just across a creek from the north end of the runway at National Airport. There was a flock of geese there that definitely need watching, you know what they can do to flight operations.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I am dreaming of a nice slow cruise to tropical ports of call. I think that beats icy waterways any day.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How did that get there

What does not belong there. On a recent trip we rented a car and took a couple of pictures. What is out of place between these two pictures?

Monday, February 09, 2009

What happened to Disney Village

Once upon a time, in a land not to far south of Orlando there was this wonderfully sedate collection of upscale shops and restaurants known as Disney Village. Then the shareholders got restless, ran off Michael (not Mickey, Mikey, the CEO) and replaced Disney Village with Downtown Disney filled with overpriced junk shops aimed at a shopper with an age and IQ of about 12. Screaming children have replaced 24-Karat adornments. You move away for a few years and the old neighborhood is never the same.


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Perfect Timing

The last time I visited the National Archives we stood in line for what seemed like hours and were herded through like sheep, with signs telling us how long we could spend looking at the historic documents. This morning was so different. Very magical. No lines, no one shouting directions. You could spend all the time you want, DG even read Article II to find the oath of office that Robert's bumbled on January 20th. Wonderful!