May 14, 2022

Regent’s Park

After a hearty English breakfast at the Melia White House, I poked my head outside to get a feel for the weather in ‘ye Old London. Ich. Cold, damp, rainy, dreary. Welcome to London…. Not to fear, I’ll do the various museums today and stay inside, mostly. Firing up the handy tablet I find that our friend Mr. COVID has driven another interesting perturbation into the London tourist experience. Booking times for museums. No booking, no entrance. Yippie ki yay. It was Sunday morning and and open bookings amongst the desirable venues was not be found. Great. Plan B. The hotel is literally next to Regents Park, so, donning my…

February 27, 2022

The Historic Ai Church

We’re back to Greensboro today. As you have probably surmised, I’ve been spending some quality time there over the last 6 months or so. There are some interesting historical tidbit’s in the areas to be discovered. We talked about the Old Mill of Guilford a while back. Along the same road, and not far away from the mill is the Historic Ai Church. It’s at the corner of NC-68 and Alcorn Road in Oak Ridge, NC. I had driven by the place numerous times, and this morning, the sun had not quite come up, and I had a few minutes to spare, so I stopped in to see what photographic…

February 20, 2022

National D-Day Memorial

A goodly part of the Fall of 2020 was spent going back and forth between the house in Fairfax and Greensboro, NC. A contractor from work is in Greensboro, and a project they had been working on for some time was coming to fruition. There were many test and training session requiring a quick (?) jaunt down to Greensboro. Typically I would take Highway 29 to Greensboro, because: It’s a much more scenic drive than I-95/I-85 Even though all the various mapping tools will tell you it’s slower than I-95/I-85, it’s not because there is always some sort of slowdown on I-95 It’s much less stressful I hate I-95 with…

February 6, 2022

Chattanooga, Part Deux…

To preface the post, I’m struggling a bit with inserting photos into WordPress. For some reason, most (but not all) of the time, they are imported/inserted in an ascending sequence order vice the descending sequence order. For last time’s post, I went and manually typed in the correct order in the WordPress Code editor, but to be honest it’s absurd that this is necessary. I’ve had a plea for help on this topic on the WP forum site for some 5 months and only yesterday did someone respond. I was reminded that this was “Free” software, but the poster asked for installation details and such. Hopefully that means an easy…

January 30, 2022

Chattanooga, Part 1

Before we get started, a couple of amendments to the last post. In addition to the Fuji X-T2 and triumvirate of lenses discussed last time, I had also packed the Fuji X-Pro2 with the XF35mm f1.4, and a XF18mm f2.0 in the bag: With that out of the way, we can continue our birthday present tale; After arriving at the Chattnoogan, we crashed into the room, fell into bed and had a very sound sleep. In the morning after waking around 9, I called the front desk to see what time breakfast was served. Breakfast was served until 10, so after the obligatory morning yoga practice, I headed down to…