After spending some time exploring the Presidio, we soldiered on to Fort Point.  Built at the height of the California Gold Rush, Fort Point was designed to protect the nation from any naval attack.  While it never had to rise to that occasion, the fort survived the Civil War, earthquakes, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The […]

Before starting on the three hour drive south to home, we made one final stop in Omaha:  the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.  The footbridge connects Omaha, Nebraska to Council Bluffs, Iowa over the Missouri River and reminds me a bit of the Millennium Bridge in London. It had been a long, hot day at the […]

I interrupt a ridiculous number of photos from my third business trip to Europe in the past two months to bring you this timely photo from Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA… You Might Also Enjoy: Red, White, Blue…and Delicious! Memorial Day Welcome Home, World War II Veterans

Because I now have as many blog visitors from outside the US as from the US, let me take a moment to explain Memorial Day.  Observed each year on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to remember the men and women who passed away while serving in the […]