Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Life Along the Potomac River
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Nice Afternoon along the Potomac
The new probe cooking thermometer went bad and tried to tell me it was 183 degrees at room temperature. I know I can be hot in the kitchen, but not that hot. we went down to Old Town Alexandria to exchange it. Sur La Table was very nice and efficient. No fog on the Potomac today.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Fog on the Potomac
Strange weather here today. It was 73 degrees this morning, then rain moved in. The temperature dropped about 10 degrees, with lite fog on the river this afternoon.
Friday, December 20, 2013
3. Which provider do you use? Is there really a difference?
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
The first snow of the season
A nice gentle snow is falling, the first of the season. A nice way to spend a quiet Sunday at home. I have beans baking in the oven giving off a heavenly scent. Relaxing at home.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
I was surprised to see evidence of Beavers along the Potomac just south of Alexandria this afternoon. This is in an area known as Duke Marsh. It is a recovering industrial area. Amazing resilience. The earth will recover after man quits abusing it.
Friday, November 29, 2013
My oldest brother turned 62 this fall and remarked that he needs to write down his bucket list, the list of things he wants to do before he kicks the bucket. I have not made a list, I have done a lot, experienced many of the wonders of the world. But there are a few things left on my to do list. Riding in a blimp is one. I passed the Goodyear blimp someplace north of Jacksonville Florida this morning. Riding in a hot air balloon and landing a plane on skies on a glacier are also on the list. The last time I checked K-2 aviation in Alaska offers the glacier landing.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The turkey is in the oven. If my middle brother who lives 28 miles away makes it over, we will have mom and dad and all four kids together for the second time in 30+ years. We kind of scattered across the country and have seldom coordinated travel schedules. I suspect we will not have too many more opportunities. Mom is slipping fast and dad appears to be running down. 86 years have taken a toll. Spend the day with those most important to you. Happy Thanksgiving DG
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are visiting family near the space center in Florida. I ran down to Port Canaveral this morning for fresh fish and a glimpse of the Atlantic this morning.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
So a friend asked me to check out a hotel in Savannah the she is thinking about using for a meeting. Great hotel, but all residential around it. No restaurants within easy walking distance. Such a shame. Nice place, elegant lobby.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
It has been kind of a bland fall here in the DC area. It really makes the and the brightest stand out.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
One of the reasons I wanted to live in DC was the metro system. I love commuting by train. I have 30 minutes of me time to read, blog, or just watch the world go by. No traffic, less stress.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
You are free to browse across the country
My first airline trip since they decided my Kindle or your Playstation won't make the plane fall out of the sky. It is nice, being able to read, not having the flight attendant screaming that if you don't turn it off now, she will turn this plane around. Now if we can address the plague of idiots trying to carry on everything they own and stuff it in the overhead bins.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas
The first Christmas decorations showed up at Target in September, but now that Halloween has passed things are getting serious. I kind of like it, though by Christmas I will be ready to pack it in. Lately I am hearing a song in my soul.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Who is Looking at You
Countries look over one another's shoulders, always have, always will. No one should be surprised by this. Countries know and do things that would be harmful if others knew about them. Disclose results in the death of people trying to protect their country.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I voted this morning. An off year election for state offices. I skipped an election a couple of decades ago, and spent the next four years telling myself,I can't complain I didn't vote for or against the idiot. Go vote, be entitled to your opinion.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Clear and cool
Clear and cool this morning,headed into DG's office. We are going to try to get back to posting regularly. This will mean less travel and more everyday life,observations and gripes. Likely a running commentary on bicycle commuting. Good Penguin weather this morning as we head into DC.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Union Market DC
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A parking place in the office garage
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Teddy Roosevelt Memorial
Long slog around the swamp and then back to the hidden memorial, on the island. It feels like we are a thousand miles away, and yet we are surrounded by the City. TR
Friday, June 07, 2013
Water fowl weather
Friday, May 31, 2013
It is a hot morning as we start our morning commute. Being a Friday, and being a little later in starting, there are fewer people then usual. It will be another swampy hot day, a day when the humidity is so heavy you can almost swim down the sidewalk. TR
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Waiting at O'Hare
Good visit to Chicago. We took at river archetectural tour. Met up with friends. Went shopping and walked and walked and walked. Slept 11 hours Saturday night. Waiting for the flight back to DC. Travel