Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mama's Got a Brand New Tattoo

Who would have thought that after threatening The Girls if they ever got a Tattoo she would take it off with a belt sander, my Sweetheart would get one. No, I had not filled her with Singapore Slings beforehand either, although we did visit Raffles Hotel the other day. For some reason I couldn't get her into the Long Bar...

We have really enjoyed this trip, even if we got to spend an unplanned night in Bangkok. Yesterday we took a walking tour of "Little India", that's where the tattoo came from. Yes, kids, it's just Henna.

Today I didn't have to work a normal schedule so we had time to go into Malaysia and visit some Batik fabric shops.

Don't ask how much fabric we are bringing home...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One of those things

I always wanted to do was get inside a Concorde. Today I made that happen, even if it was tied to the ground likely never to move again.

What a fantastic hunk of metal. I'm in Seattle for a screening and had some time to kill so I spent a thoroughly enchanting couple of hours at the The Museum of Flight. I highly recommend the place if you're ever in Seattle and have time to spend. Both the pilot and the historian in me had a grand time in the original Air Force One, the old 707 model, as well. To close your eyes and let the history seep into you as imagine the people it carried and the places it went.
And the WWII aircraft... To listen to a Pratt and Whitney R-2800 wind up... Okay only a pilot or a mechanic would love that.

To think we went from this DC-3 to the supersonic Concorde in a generation.....