Warsaw – the loot!

I forgot to post about all the cool stuff I picked up in Poland. I’ll confess that I do love to buy souvenirs – something to say I went to that country or place. Sometimes postcards suffice. But since Poland is known for amber, I wanted something amber. And also there were nesting dolls everywhere, and I have a small … Continue Reading →

A few Star Trek buys

Mark (our redshirt) posted these great pics of the Star Trek group from DragonCon. I thought they were really fun! No, the other left!   Not the redshirt! I also wanted to note that I bought these insignia for Doug’s NuTrek costume – I like them better than the ones I bought on ebay a few years ago. Science: Star … Continue Reading →

DragonCon – Sunday!

Sunday I actually ended up waking up fairly early (I know, it’s weird). The Sheraton pool during the day. It’s really pretty! And since I was up, I thought I would throw on some clothes and try to make the 10am Doctor Who panel, which was with GWho/Torchwood propmaster Nicholas John Robatto. It was in my hotel and I was … Continue Reading →

DragonCon – Saturday!

So, for the first time since its inception, I actually went to the parade. The first year I went to DragonCon was the first time they did it. It was very hot and early and I never did it again. Mostly because we stay up late and I don’t like getting up early and missing sleep. I’m always sorry to … Continue Reading →

DragonCon – Thurs/Friday!

And, at last, DragonCon! We started out the trip with the 10th Doctor on our flight. I literally almost bumped into him and recognized the fabric first. I looked up and he looked at my t-shirt (Doctors crossing Abbey Road) and I said “Nice suit” at the same time as he said “Nice shirt”. It was very funny. And then … Continue Reading →

Goddard Dinosaur Tracks

2/3/18 – edited to add – here’s an update on the tracks, it’s even more significant than we knew at the time! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dinos-and-early-mammals-romped-nasas-doorstep-180968023/ As you may recall, they found a nodosaurus track at Goddard a few weeks ago: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/features/2012/nodosaur.html http://www.universetoday.com/97007/multiple-dinosaur-tracks-confirmed-at-nasa-center/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/dinosaur-age-meet-the-space-age/2012/08/17/76c176f4-e89a-11e1-8487-64e4b2a79ba8_story.html The Washington Post article made us all really curious about where it was. Especially because they were kind of … Continue Reading →

Buttefly #3

I only got one shot of this one!

Photo post (Willow, American Girl, flowers, work stuff, etc)

Can you tell I’m trying to catch up on photos tonight? Here’s what I’ve been up to in July and August (except Poland which I already blogged about!) We finally got some rain, so my dahlias finally started blooming well.

Buttefly #2

This was the 2nd butterfly that let me photograph it this summer. It didn’t stick around quite as long as the other one.


These pics are from back in July, but I’m only now getting around to posting them. We had a very cooperative butterfly land on the dahlias and I took a whole slew of pics.

Krakow, Day 8, part 3 – Wieliczka Salt Mine

After our morning in Krakow and 2 hour lunch, we headed off on buses to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is just outside of Krakow. It was built in the 13th century and table salt came from it as late as 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine We started our trip into the mine by descending some 378 steps. :-/ Fortunately the railings were … Continue Reading →

Krakow, Day 8, part 2 – Market Square

When last I left off on my travelogue, we were leaving Wawel Hill and heading to the Market square. (You can just make out the two girls in regency dresses I was referring to, in front of the tour people.) This is where Pope John Paul II lived well before he was Pope: Fun street musicians: