Sarasota Ringling Brothers Museum

2017-09-14T09:49:06-07:00April 5th, 2013|Florida|

Great demonstration of clown makeup, fromstart to finish in 5 minutes.All 5' 10" folded into a clown car.  Good thingI didn't have clown shoes.  Oh wait, I do.Wouldn't you like to take your toddlers to [...]

Orlando Pilatus Simulator Training

2017-09-14T09:49:08-07:00June 3rd, 2012|Florida|

Where else can you learn really geeky things likethe function of dual fuel atomizers in the ITTthermocouple?  Cool.Simulation is where you practiceengine out landings, flaps that stick,non functioning throttles, all kindsof good stuff.Even though our [...]

Inside Hogwarts

2017-09-14T09:49:21-07:00May 19th, 2011|Florida|

Owls poised to deliver at the Post OfficeBeware the Biting Book, which snarled and snapped at us from behind barsDragon Challenge Roller Coaster -we were upside down, twisted,dropped & spinned.  (Those are FEETin the air, not arms!) [...]

Ft Lauderdale, Florida

2017-09-14T09:49:22-07:00March 27th, 2011|Florida|

All you can eat Florida stone crab -next best thing to Dungeness!Spring break central turns 100 this year -party like a centenarian, dudeSunrise on a small fraction of the seeminglyendless boardwalk - nary a jogger [...]

Florida Guy Trip

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00February 14th, 2011|Florida|

The boys like to play where there is DANGER involved!!!  Nobody said an airboat trip through the Everglades was a cakewalk.Baby alligator - if you touch his lip, he chomps on your finger!Mighty fisherman (from left) nephew JR, brothers Dan (holding a big [...]

Key West Sun & Fun

2017-09-14T09:49:26-07:00June 8th, 2010|Florida|

It's a play in the water all day and party all night kinda town. We spent the day snorkeling in the "flats" and kayaking in the mangrove trees - saw a shark, a turtle, tarpins, [...]

Attending SIMCOM in Orlando, FL

2017-09-14T09:49:26-07:00June 3rd, 2010|Florida|

SIMCOM is a professional simulator-based flight training facility in Orlando, Florida. We had a full week of simulator training - they have a cockpit mockup that is exactly like our plane, complete with a screen [...]

Diving in the Florida Keys

2017-09-14T09:49:37-07:00July 8th, 2009|Florida|

This was a GUY trip, in honor of brother Tom's 50th birthday. Lotsa diving, followed by floating around with swim noodles and Bud Lite. From the left in the seated photo, nephew Nick, brothers Dan, [...]