Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That was the first major news event that I can remember experiencing as it happened. I was almost 8 years old. I vividly recall watching that grainy video of Neil Armstrong taking those first steps off the LEM. What wonderful fuel for a child’s imagination!
To commemorate this anniversary, I built a Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V kit. 1969 pieces in 12 bags. I decided to build one bag a day, and document my progress. All the photos below were taken after each bag was complete.
Continue reading The mighty Saturn V
I love the look of this old scoreboard.
Renovations to Madison’s historic Garver Feed Mill are moving along. Aren’t old buildings wonderful? I took this through the construction fence. Wish I could shoot some pics from the inside.
These range lights are a part of The Ridges Sanctuary, a wonderful spot to hike, experience nature, and just relax while you watch the rhythms of Lake Michigan.
With its gorgeous views of northern Wisconsin, and easy biking, there is a lot to love about the Bearskin State Trail. What I love the most however, is the wonderful history that looms over the trail. It was built on a former Milwaukee Road rail bed (and 13 trestles). As you enter at the trail head in Minocqua and cross the trestle over Lake Minocqua, it’s easy to get thrown back in time.
Continue reading History on the Bearskin Trail
How can you not love an old, rusty neon sign? Fair Oaks Diner in Madison.
Finally got a chance to see the new Orpheum Theater sign (a replica of the original from the 1920’s) — it looks great! I need to stop by at night sometime when it’s lit up.
Chicago & North Western engine 1385, heading the Prosperity Special in the spring of 1982.
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A couple of photos from Dad’s archives. This one is Christine, Barbra, and Steven Bloy, on Christmas, circa 1959 (before I was around).
Continue reading Christmas, a long time ago