Monthly Archives: November 2012

Goodbye Zeppelin

A little bit of sad news recently came through to me from the West Coast. Airship Ventures have ceased operations. They are a company that bought a new generation Zeppelin airship from the manufacturers in Germany and based it in … Continue reading

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Festival of Light Fireworks

Every year in the run up to Christmas, the traders on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago have a parade to get the shoppers interested. The parade has a strong Disney theme to it and attracts large numbers of families with … Continue reading

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Solomon Island

We had the great pleasure of traveling to Maryland to stay with our friends Mark and Rosie a while back.  They are friends of ours from the UK who are currently in the US for work.  We spent the weekend … Continue reading

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United 787

A while back I was in Seattle and headed up to Everett to see the large numbers of 787 airframes parked up awaiting rework and delivery to their customers.  When you see that many of them lying around, sometimes it … Continue reading

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Half Dome Sunset

One of my goals while in Yosemite was to go to Glacier Point later in the day and watch the sunset casting its warm light over Half Dome.  Half Dome is always an impressive sight to behold.  Taking pictures of … Continue reading

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Mariposa Grove

The last time I was in Yosemite, it had just snowed and so the access to Mariposa Grove was cut off.  It is a shame since visiting the groves of sequoias is one of the high points for me.  The … Continue reading

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Paia

Up near the near side of Maui is the little town of Paia.  We checked Paia out on our way to get lunch.  There isn’t a huge amount to see in the town – a selection of shops and places … Continue reading

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Veterans’ service

With Veterans’ Day upon us, the city of Chicago held a service at the Vietnam War Memorial.  This is located just across the river from me and, when I saw that something was being set up, I went across to … Continue reading

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Iao Valley

If you head inland from the airport on Maui, you can travel up a narrow route called the Iao Valley.  It is a pretty valley to travel up but the main attraction is at the head of the valley where … Continue reading

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Sunrise Over Chicago

My journey to the top of the Sears was explained previously in the context of the helicopter lift that got me there.  However, while I was there, I did have plenty of time to see other things.  The job was … Continue reading

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