July 2013 Archives

Ballgame.

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At the Petco Park.
Padres vs Reds. (final: Padres 2, Reds 1)

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Silvergate Ferry.

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This ferry, built in 1940, runs between downtown San Diego and Coronado. Some night time shots of downtown San Diego from across the bay with the USS Midway (CV-41) now a museum.

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Picture taken during the trip back to SD and an earlier shot.

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San Diego

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California, how cool :-P

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More Roanoke.

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Roanoke last 018.jpgA couple more impressions from Roanoke. Even more can be found in my gallery...

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Embedded into Cloudy Skies.

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Roanoke one 075.jpgNiece cloud formations from my trip to Charlotte.

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A couple more pictures in my gallery.

Turboprop.

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ROA - CLT - PHX 001.jpgSome more pictures of the flight from Roanoke to Charlotte on this cool Dash 8 Turboprop operated by Piedmont Airlines.

These two pictures during take-off came out nicely.

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Wave at Saturn.

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Cassini, 898 million miles away, was making a picture of saturn and earth so they asked people to Wave at Saturn.

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There have been only two images of Earth from the outer solar system, the first and most distant one was taken 23 years ago by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft from 4 billion miles, showing Earth as a pale blue dot. Simulation from the NASA site.


_cfimg3161307409360932481.PNGThe "Pale Blue Dot" picture is from the book:
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, Carl Sagan, Random House (November 14, 1995)
ISBN-10: 0679764860


And the most awesome certificate.

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Early Morning.

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One more LOL.

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Last Day in Roanoke.

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And here are just some scenes.
Every day is market day in Roanoke. And what's with all these homegrown peaches but no peanuts? If you ever make it to Roanoke check out the On The Rise Bakery for the yummiest sandwiches.

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Hotel Roanoke

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at night. These new freight cars sure look shiny.

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Roanoke.

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A couple pictures from Roanoke taken from the top of some parking deck.

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Paintings found in The Hotel Roanoke. Fluorescent Meadow by Greg Osterhaus and Roanoke Tracks II by David Dooley.

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Lucky You.

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And here's a flower, too! And some extinct wild animals.

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Awesomeness of the Norfolk Southern Roanoke Shops.

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At 516 mph

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I had to try the in-flight Wi-Fi on my US Airways route from Phoenix to Charlotte, NC. And the GPS on my Nexus 4 works quite all right. Ahh, toys LOL.

And still so long to go...
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Happy 4th of July!

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4th_of_July_2013.jpgA Flag for All Seasons.
You can get this forever stamp from the USPS.

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Photography

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