Calaveras Big Trees State Park, June 24, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Parks - (Comments Off)
6-IMG_6816 Fran & Jonathan in the trees

The previous post covers Jamestown and its historic railway.  Once we left Jamestown we headed to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park about an hour away and higher into the Sierra Nevada mountains.  We had decided on this as our ultimate goal.  It was a place none of us had visited before. I am often …
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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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Photos from the Air May 25, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | New Mexico | United States of America - (Comments Off)
4-IMG_6706 Forest fire plume

It is 2 months since I posted anything.  I’m sorry, other things seemed to have kept me busy.  The next few posts will cover May through July and include Jamestown, CA., the Calaveras Big Trees, more Point Loma, and the U.S.S. Midway (CV-41) Museum in San Diego. — The first is from my May trip.  …
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Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, KY

May 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings - (Comments Off)
18-IMG_6621 Fermenting vat

May 19, 2012.  After leaving the Railway Museum in New Haven, KY I took State Highway 52 a few miles to Loretto, KY to find the Maker’s Mark Distillery.  Highway 52 is a winding two lane road through the rolling farm and hill country that makes up this part of the state.  At some points …
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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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5-IMG_6442 Memorial & Flag

May 12, 2012.  After I left Mammoth Cave National Park  the weather was threatening a bit, but it was still early enough to visit another site.  I realized the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln was very near my route back to my hotel. In 1969 I visited Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was shot then visited the …
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY.

May 13th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Parks | Parks | United States of America - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_6396 historical entrance

May 12, 2012.  Saturday I slept late then headed south about 60 miles to Mammoth Cave, KY.  The cave itself is about 10 miles off Interstate 65. I-65 runs almost due south from Elizabethtown to Cave City, but halfway there I found myself leaving the Eastern Time Zone and entering the Central Time Zone.  I …
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Ft. Knox, KY

May 13th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Memorials - (Comments Off)

May 11, 2012.  Occasionally my travels take me near a war memorial.  These are always different, always interesting, and always solemn.  Such was the case the afternoon of May 11.  The late afternoon light off to my right illuminated these monuments nicely. This is the memorial of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Clermont, KY

May 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings - (Comments Off)
5-IMG_6303 Booker Noe

May 7, 2012.  My latest trip has taken me to Kentucky.  I flew into Louisville on Sunday the 6th then drove about an hour to Radcliff where I am staying.  My last trips to Louisville were 1984-1985 when I was involved in buying the electrical equipment from an old cigarette plant. Excuse me as I …
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