Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

I love to fly, for some reason it just seems right that a “flightless waterfowl” has logged thousands of miles in the air. I also like to travel by car (a road trip to the Mississippi River is coming up later this week.) But I especially like to travel by train. There is just something special about the slow pace, the rhythmic sound of the train on the rails that I love. It is also nice to have lots of room to spread out. Why have airline seats gotten so narrow as the average American has gotten wider? On a train, the cheap seats have plenty of room. Here I am taking an excursion on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway last summer.



Thursday, October 26, 2006

Getting Older!

England is old, very, very old. People have been getting older in England forever. Word has it that Someone is getting older as I write this.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOMEONE! Wish we were there!

Travel and DG

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Turtle Soup

Turtle, it’s not just for breakfast anymore! Here we are braving the wilds of Akron for the annual Hamster Family Turtle soup festival. My kind of people they hold outdoor parties as the first snow flakes are coming down in the wilds of northeastern Ohio. For those who are tender to the frost, there was Uncle John’s homemade grape anti-freeze. Next comes the mid winter picnic (silly hamsters!)


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Pandas at the National Zoo

My only real "must see" on my recent trip to Washington DC was the Pandas at the National Zoo (I only had one free day on the trip.) When I first arrived at the Zoo the "baby" (who is now about 60 pounds) was up a tree munching away and ignoring the world. Later she was was down with mom enjoying a snack in the afternoon sun. I took the hint and had lunch at a nice sidewalk cafe down near the Metro stop. I can't wait to go back.


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Uncle Bert

Unless my notes are wrong, Tuesday is Uncle Bert's birthday. Happy Birthday Bert! Thank you for sharing insight into your wonderful world with us.

What does this picture have to do with Bert's birthday? The picture was taken the last time TR, DG and WH spent the day wandering around London with Bert and Someone. We can't wait to go back!

TR and DG