TRAVELS


2020.03.10 -- MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA

Click the whelk to see more pictures...
whelk




2019.08.11 -- WOODLAND WILDLIFE PARK

We went to the Woodland Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari, The second biggest zoo in Wisconsin!  If you ask the tortoise nicely, maybe it will let you see more pictures...
tortoise




2019.03.09 -- FLORIDA TRIP

We went down to Florida for most of a week. The first day, it was a hundred degrees warmer than it was back home.

Kelly took way more pictures than I did.  Click the sunset to see some of them...
sunset




2018.10.27 -- THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF NEMO

The ESRI Wisconsin User Group 2018 Annual Conference was held in Green Bay again this year. Apparently, they've held a Conference every year for the last twenty years, but nobody thought to tell me about them. When in Green Bay, there is no place other than Lambeau Field to hold a conference...
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Attached to the Stadium is the Atrium. It has the Packers' Pro Shop, a restaurant and bar, stadium tours, offices, and conference space. This isn't my picture, but shows the view from the fourth floor balcony where we were...

The conference rooms are at the same level as the sky-boxes. One was open, so I went in and took a picture. There were lights out on the field Friday morning for the grass...
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Yes, I had goofy hat-hair. They had lunch for us both days...

The tables were bare when we were there. Friday was kind of a tailgate meal...
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I stayed at a small motel a mile-and-a-half away from and built one year after the stadium. It had a built in music system...
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Only channel 2 worked if I jiggled the knob just right. Smooth jazz!

For some reason, Clay Mathews was at the conference, but nobody said a word about it. He looks a lot different in real life...
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Thursday night was the vendors' reception. They had a raffle, and I won a table...
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I would rather have won one of the handful of gift cards that were raffled off, but I'm sure Kelly likes the table.




2017.08.28 -- VACATION PICTURES

We went down to Tennessee to see the eclipse...
eclipse

I mean, we went down to Tennessee to see my mom.  Yeah, that's it.  Here's where they will build their new house...
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There just happened to be an eclipse while we were there.  They had a canopy set up so we didn't have to fry in the sun all day.  We watched the eclipse progress on it...
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I found a purple passionflower on the property...
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And finally, a picture of my wife being goofy...
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2017.03.21 -- MADISON

I went down to the University of Wisconsin in Madison for a couple days of computer training.  Here's the Science Hall building at 7am...
science_hall

We were up on the third floor, in the Geography department.  You can look downtown and see the Capitol a mile away from up there...
madison

After class Monday, I walked down to Capitol Square...
wisconsin_capitol

That is where we took the State Christmas trees a couple times all those many years ago.  I continued walking past the Capitol and found the main DNR building...
dnr_bldg

A couple miles later, I reached my final destination...
madison_aikido

I had written them and asking if I could join them for their Monday class.  Their style is a bit different than the one I attend in Ironwood, but it was still fun.

Then, it was an hour-long bus ride back towards the hotel I was staying at.  With all the miles of walking, more than I've done in one day in a few years, carrying my duffel bag with my Aikido clothes the whole time, then getting beat up for an hour, I was pretty sore by the time the bus reached my stop.  (I had an all-day pass and should have taken the bus after the Capitol, but it was a beautiful day and finally felt like Spring was actually here.)  When I got off the bus, I didn't know if I would be able to walk the final half-mile to the hotel.  Luckily, I made it and didn't have to sleep on the sidewalk.

While I was away, Kelly started collecting sap to make maple syrup...
sap_buckets

She did the setup on Sunday, and was so excited that the sap was flowing that she boiled down the little bit she had that evening into her first syrup...
first_syrup




2015.11.20 -- WHERE'S NEMO?

Where's Nemo?  Follow the trail and find out...
historic_entrance




2015.03.25 -- FLORDIA PICTURES

I only took a handful of pictures on our Florida vacation this year.  Click the picture below to get to them.
plane_seats




2014.12.04 -- VACATION PIX

I don't think we're in Wisconsin anymore...
not_wisconsin

Ball moss growing on a net at the golf course...
ball_moss

Went out for barbecue...
meat

I think I feel the tryptophan kicking in...
tryptophan




2014.07.27 -- DETROIT VACATION II

Scooter will let me rub his back with my foot, now...
scooter

That's about the closest I've ever been allowed to get to him. He'll jump up on the couch and almost let me pet him.

This is Dad's buddy Weezie...
dad_and_weezie

Weezie belongs to the neighbour, but spends a good part of the day sitting with Dad when he's out in the back garage. Sounds like the best kind of dog.  Weezie is a Puggle...  A Pug-Beagle mix.

I went over to Home Depot and bought a few boards.  I put Dad to work cutting them up for me for my beehives...
bee_box_wood

Now, I have to finish my router-jig to cut the finger joints and assemble the boxes.




2014.07.24 -- DETROIT VACATION I

Day One:  Nature Centers

flowers

flower_garden

caterpillars

snappersaurus




2014.03.16 -- FLA

The few pictures I have from Florida are from the Rookery Bay...
rookerybay

snake

epiphyte

epiphytefern




2013.03.10 -- FLORIDA

I started a set on Flickr of pictures from Florida.  Click <HERE> to get there.  There's only a handful at the moment.




2012.10.23 -- THE BIG TRIP

Sheesh!  Something like 2500 miles driven in two weeks...
2012 BIG TRIP




2012.03.26 -- FLORIDA 2012

ocean

Click <HERE> for a couple more pictures.