September 21, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour Comes Home

For the past week, the news has been hyping the last flight of the Endeavour as she rides piggyback to LAX. From there, she will be towed down the streets to her final resting place. The California Science Center To be honest, I was getting kind of sick of the hype. I didn't want to go to any of the viewing spots. But as today dawned and they started talking about it, I did hope to get a picture of her landing at LAX, which is north of us. So, she flew over several different landmarks. The Queen Mary, Griffith Observatory, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Adventure, the Boeing Plant in Long Beach, etc. Then the news announced that she was approaching LAX. We could hear the plane coming from the east, suddenly she appeared! She flew over LAX and circled about. Then, she flew right by us! I got this great shot from our backyard! I was so glad to be a part of history. It was amazing. I started to cry. It was so beautiful.

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September 07, 2012

Our 2012 August Alaskan Cruise

I have to wade through about 1300 pictures. But, once I have, I hope to have a day by day run through of the highlights of our Alaskan cruise on the Sea Princess. I owe an apology to Princess Cruises. I had heard that they were inferior to Royal Caribbean, with whom we took our very first cruise. As far as I'm concerned, Princess is right up there with Royal Caribbean. A very nice ship, excellent staff and a great cruise! I would go with Princess again, anytime. We had a great time.

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