Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mountain High

Landing at Mountain Air, NC

Friday, August 28, 2009


Someone's been in my kitchen?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cuban Missle Crisis

Rudolf Anderson, Jr. (September 15, 1927 – October 27, 1962) was a pilot and officer in the United States Air Force, and the first recipient of the Air Force Cross. Anderson was killed when his U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis; he was the only casualty that occurred as a result of enemy fire during the confrontation.

Anderson was born in Greenville, South Carolina earned the rank of Eagle Scout, from Troop 19, and graduated from Clemson University in 1948. His body was interred in Greenville on November 6, 1962 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

A memorial to Major Anderson can be seen at Cleveland Park in Greenville. The memorial includes an F-86 Sabre, the type of plane Anderson flew in the Korean War. The F-86 was used for the Memorial because there were no surplus U-2 planes available at the time when it was erected in the 1960s.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New England in the Fall

Beautiful fall day in Newburyport

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Where's Bullwinkle?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Good, Big, Cheap

Today was our cities big book sale. It was crowded and looked to be doing a brisk business. Sales go to benefit the literacy association.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School

That time of year again as students head back to the centers of higher learning. Read that more students have entered college this year than in past years. Maybe because they can't find jobs?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How far?

Distance from Nantucket.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The Government has the coolest planes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Point Loma

Built in 1854, Point Loma was one of the first eight lighthouses on the Pacific coast. It remained in use until 1891 when the new Pelican Lighthouse began operating. In 1913 Point Loma became the site of the Cabrillo National Monument. During WWII the Navy used it as a signal tower. It was restored in 1984.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Social Networks

Two birds enjoying a fenceside chat

Saturday, August 15, 2009


The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It was much foggier earlier in the day, but slowly the fog lifted and the bridge came into view.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tolbooth Clock Tower

Glasgow Cross, situated at the junction of High Street, Gallowgate, Trongate and Saltmarket was the original centre of the city, symbolised by its Mercat cross. Glasgow Cross encompasses the Tolbooth Clock Tower; all that remains of the original City Chambers, which was destroyed by fire in 1926.

Funny to see a building in the middle of the street


Aptly named?

store in SanFrancisco

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whoo Hoo! I am going to Europe!!!!

My passport was finally processed and mailed


Buchanan Street is currently regarded as Glasgow's main shopping thoroughfare, landscaped in 2000 and running parallel between Queen Street and West Nile Street, linking Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street. A notable feature of the street is it's statue to Donald Dewar.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hop On, Hop Off

The bus, that is. Colorful sightseeing bus in Glasgow Scotland.

Monday, August 10, 2009


..can be found in something as simple as a flower.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Indian Burial Grounds

Yes, this is really a skeleton found at the Fountain of Youth grounds in St. Augustine Florida

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Still waiting on my passport. I fully expect black helicopters to begin flying over my house due to the number of times in one day I check the passport site hoping that instead of "processing" I find "processed and mailed".

Maybe I should read a book while I wait. Probably could finish War & Peace!

Note to self to turn on flash when taking pictures into sun. First picture is adjusted using a photoshop program and my amatuer hands.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Going through my pictures for one to post and this reminded me that I seem to have abandoned my other blog .

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


My husband was up at an airshow in Oshkosh Wi when I got a phone call from his cell phone. It wasn't him, rather, it was a woman who found his cell phone (thank you dear lady) but that wasn't the end of his bad day. Later I got a call that he lost the keys to the car rental. Sadly, most car rental companies do not keep extra keys and you are responsible for replacing them. It was late in the day but he was able to call both a towing company and an AMAZING Ford Dealership who agreed to not only make a key but wait after hours for him to arrive, and best of all it didn't cost an arm and a leg. If your in the Oshkosh area and looking for a new car, stop in at Racette and at least check them out.

That was the end of the day. The beginning didn't start off well either as it was raining and he slipped in the mud on the way to the show. Should have turned around and gone back to his hotel.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

On it's way

Well my birth certificate debacle is *hopefully* about to be over as it is being flown to it's destination. Such drama and I haven't even left the country yet.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Makes me want to SCREAM!!!!!

Yeah, so this is not my picture but it is all over the internet and the first thing one thinks of when you think of screaming, and today I do. I've been waiting for my passport and today I get an envelope from the USGovernment and I think oooh boy it's come...Nope, not that lucky. Seems my birth certificate, that I've had forever and ever, is not sufficient because it didn't contain the date it was recorded. Well duh!, it most likely was recorded either the day I was born or the very next business day. I wasn't born in a tree and since the birth certificate had my DOB and was embossed with that lovely seal you'd have thunk it'd be ok ... now hopefully my 80 year old mother will get things right and get the "official" one from the town I was born in off to the desk of someone who'll process this straight away...if not, they'll be hearing from me every day until they do... Tough being 900 miles from where you were born.
The government also needs to make more agencies available around the country. What's wrong with having one for every state at the very least. I mean look at this map There is like nothing for the majority of the country and what's with the Northeast having 4??? Even Texas has 2!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Oshkosh BGosh

EAA Fly-In Convention Oshkosh, WI August 2009