U.S.S. Midway, San Diego, CA., Jan. 9, 2013

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in California | Museums | Ocean | Ships | War Birds - (Comments Off)
12 8922 A-6 Intruder

I did a visit to the Midway on July 21, 2012.  A post is in this website detailing that visit.  My son & daughter-in-law wanted to tour the Midway so after we left Seaport Village we drove the short distance to the aircraft carrier. Hopefully this post will show some items not covered in that …
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10-IMG_8288 The Alamo

Fran & I had nothing planned Monday the 29th until late afternoon.  Casting about for things to do in Austin she told me she had never seen the Alamo.  That decision made we left our hotel somewhere after 9 am to avoid some of the rush hour traffic and off we went to San Antonio …
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War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, NM, Oct. 20, 2012

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | New Mexico | War Birds - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_7677 P-40E Warhawk

This will be a long post.  I hope you don’t get bored. When I knew I was going to be in El Paso, TX for 2 weekends I began to plan what I was going to do.  I quickly found out about Hueco Tanks (my last post) and the War Eagles Air Museum. The Museum …
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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Parks | Photography | Ships - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_7302 Nenana

After we got back from Denali (see my post prior to this one) it was only late afternoon.  That day the sun was up until 9:58 pm so light was no issue even though the sky was a little overcast. We decided to visit Pioneer Park, a large historic theme park in Fairbanks.  The park …
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U.S.S. Midway, July 21, 2012

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Memorials | Museums | Ocean | War Birds - (Comments Off)
25-IMG_7160 F-8 Crusader

From Pt. Loma we drove the few miles to the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego Harbor.  The Midway was an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy.  It was commissioned Sep. 10, 1945, just missing WWII.  It was decommissioned April 11, 1992 having an active service life of about 46 ½ years. The ship was named …
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The Sierra Railway & Jamestown, June 24, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Museums | Photography | Trains - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6746 Sierra Rwy Conductor B&W

Our younger son Jonathan is at the University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business studying for his MBA.  Part of what is expected of the MBA students is to get an intern job for the summer.  Jonathan got an offer from E.J. Gallo in Modesto, CA and accepted it.   Modesto is in the middle …
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Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, KY.

May 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Trains | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
8-IMG_6540 L&N 152 front

May 19, 2012.  From the Lincoln boyhood home I continued on KY HWY 31E toward New Haven, KY.  New Haven is a very small town.  Almost as soon as I entered it I saw this sign. The Kentucky Railroad Museum is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the railroads that ran …
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2-IMG_6470 Hodgenville square

May 19, 2012.  I left early hoping to visit 3 places within 40-50 miles of the hotel.  First on the list was Hodgenville, the town Abraham Lincoln lived near until he was about 7 or 8.  Lincoln was born at Sinking Spring Farm, shown in an earlier post.  Sinking Spring Farm was on an area …
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Germany | Museums | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
14-5880 Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, March 31, 2012   Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous and most photographed castles in the world.  It served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.  The name generally means New Swan’s Stone or New Swan [Castle] on the Rock. The Castle was the creation of King Ludwig II …
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Hohenschwangau Castle

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany | International | Museums - (Comments Off)
13-5874 village & castle from neu

Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castles, Germany, March 31, 2012   A few explanations first. – Hohenschwangau is a small (mostly tourist) village in the German Alps in the south of Bavaria.  It is just south of the larger village of Schwangau.  The castles seem to have Schwangau addresses so are probably of the larger town in …
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