LA/Big Bang Theory trip, part 2

Here’s part 2 of my story in which there is a tour and more costumes! You’ll want to tune in for the costume part for sure. It’s good! Ok, so Tara drove us around the lot in a golf cart and I snapped pics. You might see some familiar scenery! Also, you can pay to take a tour:

LA/Big Bang Theory trip, part 1

It all started with a Big Bang. Well, actually, it all started with a beach ball. Not just any beach ball, but one imprinted with data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (just call it WMAP for short – we do, it’s much easier). This educational beach ball was developed right here at Goddard, and a couple of months ago … Continue Reading →

Paul McCartney concert

So a long time ago, like August, I saw Paul McCartney in concert. He opened the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

China, post 20 – The Flight Home + The Loot

Wow – I really didn’t think it’d take so many posts! And again, this is mostly for my benefit, so I remember what I did. Of course by now it’s kind of a distant memory. Oh well, can’t win them all! When we got to the airport, one of the first things we saw was this armilla. It was a … Continue Reading →

China, post 19 – Summer Palace reprise, part 2

And the rest of the Summer Palace pics…

Summer Palace

China, post 18 – Summer Palace reprise, part 1

Whew, our last day in China! Doug hadn’t gotten to see the Summer Palace, and I’d rushed through it, so we headed there Saturday morning, since our flight wasn’t til evening and we had lots of time. Here’s a little info about the Summer Palace:

China, post 17 – Yuanmingyuan Park reprise

We headed back to the hotel after our trip to Tiananman Square and the Forbidden City. Look, a dentist:

China, post 16 – The Forbidden City

Last time I posted, it was about Tiananman Square – which is right next to the Forbidden City. You have to go under the portrait of Mao to get in. I’m just going to cut/paste a little bit of stuff here from Wikipedia: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the … Continue Reading →

A few more DragonCon pics

Michelle just posted some more pics.

What I’ve been up to – iphone pic post

So, with all the traveling, I haven’t posted about what else I’ve been up to! We had a whole slew of birthdays in August. Here is Koji’s birthday lunch:

China, post 15 – Tiananmen Square

Saturday morning (wow, we’re actually on to Saturday!) we took a tour to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Sean, our previous tour guide, gave the tour, which was great. We didn’t have a huge group – which was good because The Forbidden City is easily the most crowded of all the places we went. We had thought we might … Continue Reading →

China, post 14 – Ancient Observatory

Note: I did a blog post on the Ancient Observatory for work, so I thought I’d just re-use it, since it made things easy! :-) * * * * * I just got back from a trip to Beijing, China, which was a very interesting experience. Beijing seems to me to be a study in contrasts – ancient, yet very … Continue Reading →