Monthly Archives: June 2013

NAS Whidbey Island

The day before the ISAP Symposium kicked off, there was a smaller field trip to NAS Whidbey Island.  Located on an island (surprisingly enough) north of Seattle, it was a bit of a journey to get there with a bus … Continue reading

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Under Your Nose at King County

Hayman and I had a few hours to kill after we arrived in Seattle and before we had a ferry to catch (of which more in another post).  We decided to stop off at Beoing Field to have a look … Continue reading

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Brickworld 2013

Once a year a Lego convention is held in the Chicago area.  It used to be up in Wheeling and I have blogged about it here.  This year they moved to a new venue in Schaumburg.  We went along again.  … Continue reading

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Lion

Getting lion pictures at the zoo is not too tricky.  Getting them doing anything requires a bit more patience.  The middle of the day is not when they are terribly active.  Sure enough, when we first passed by, they were … Continue reading

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Dolphins

My zoo membership was recently renewed so a trip to Brookfield was in order.  We included a visit to the underwater viewing gallery for the dolphins.  This can be a bit hit and miss depending on where the dolphins are … Continue reading

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MiG 21

Warbirds are not an uncommon sight around here but there are some planes that still stand out as a little unusual.  I got to see one of these recently up in Rockford when the good folks at Code 1 held … Continue reading

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Merchandise Mart

I know what you are thinking.  It has been a long time and no helicopter photos Rob!  You are right, it has been too long.  Fortunately, I can rectify the situation.  The good people at Midwest Helicopters had a very … Continue reading

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Oak Park

Just west of downtown Chicago is an area called Oak Park.  This is a pleasant enough suburb but it is a popular place if you are a fan of architecture.  My sister was recently visiting and she is a big … Continue reading

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park is one of the most popular attractions in Chicago so we obviously had to pay it a visit.  At various times I have taken pictures of the park that I like.  These show the park itself.  However, one … Continue reading

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Botanic Gardens

As I have mentioned before, visitors provide a good reason to do things that I might otherwise put off.  My sister being in town was a good source of reasons to do stuff!  That included a trip to the Botanic … Continue reading

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