I learned a few things when I visited the National Eagle Center ...
The highly polished lobby of the old Union Train Station near downtown ...
Like I mentioned in my last post, I’m a geek when it ...
I’d never been to Lincoln, Nebraska when it wasn’t football season. So ...
I love the color of Paris, and the stark white Basilica of ...
I learned a few things when I visited the National Eagle Center along the banks of the Mississippi in Wabasha, Minnesota. I had no idea that Minnesota has the largest population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. (Alaska, of course, has more.) I even lugged my new 600 mm lens and tripod down […]
The highly polished lobby of the old Union Train Station near downtown Omaha, Nebraska is now the reception area of the new Durham Museum of the history of Omaha. I love how they restored the lobby to look like it did in the 1940s, including placing bronze statues of an American soldier and a sailor […]
Like I mentioned in my last post, I’m a geek when it comes to airplanes. And, believe it or not, Omaha is one of the best places to be a plane geek. At least if you like the planes (mostly) of the Cold War. Offutt Air Force base, just south of Omaha, was the headquarters […]
I’d never been to Lincoln, Nebraska when it wasn’t football season. So I was cheered to find that the weekend we had chosen to visit was the time of the annual Lincoln Air Show. I like the whole idea of cool airplanes and visit aircraft museums whenever I can. So, a show where these planes […]
I love the color of Paris, and the stark white Basilica of Sacré Coeur that tops it all. This is a view from the roof of the Musee d’Orsay, and was taken by a tiny point and shoot camera that I was carrying in 2007. The lack of resolution and the bright color of a […]
The Musee d’Orsay is my favorite Paris museum. Better than the Louvre, if you ask me. Mostly because it’s full of the Impressionists, including their best work. Also there’s a lot of paintings by Gustave Courbet, who is categorized by art historians as a “realist”, but I see as as “pre-Impressionist.” I don’t know exactly […]
When we lived in Ecuador six years ago, we woke up one day to a police strike. Not that you could tell when the police were on strike, because they don’t do anything in Quito that you would notice. Especially not do anything to stop the rampant street crime in the city. At any rate, […]
A tiny selection of favorite places and neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.
Way back when we started this six year Odyssey, I wrote about the day Kris and I started to climb Rucu Pichincha, one of the two peaks of the Pichincha Volcano. If you click back to that post–and I recommend you do–you’ll see a couple of pics of us, and an explanation of why we […]
It was three years ago this month of May when we visited Belize. Our travels there have been on my mind a lot lately, as we’re asked about our more adventurous experiences. So we’re sharing oldish posts–about our swim/trek into a cave to see one of the most remarkable ceremonial sites in the world, and […]