A few years ago I attended a conference in Albuquerque. I arrived at ABQ late in the evening and headed toward baggage claim. Walking through the terminal I made my usual scan of the airport’s amenities. I like to know what the airport offers just in case my return trip becomes a campout. Food court, check; sports bar, check; news stand, several; wooden propeller… what?!?
A small exhibit with a wooden propeller hanging on the wall above it caught my eye. As I got closer I was surprised to see an unmistakable silhouette. Inside the display case was a scale miniature of the wacky flying catamaran from Italy known as the Savoia-Marchetti SM.55. An unusual flying boat–or more accurately two boats–joined by a massive wing.
The story of this propeller and how it ended up in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a tale of international intrigue– and an overlooked bit of aviation history. Continue reading A Seaplane in the Desert
Stay tuned for the Alfa Romeo halftime report.
Wha?!? Not sure what was more surprising– hearing those words on national TV, or the fact I happened to be watching the Super Bowl to hear them!
Alfa Romeo made a big splash yesterday. A Super Bowl-size splash with an inspiring advert for the new Giulia sport sedan called Riding Dragons. The commercial beckons, “You’ve always dreamed of flying cars. Your dream just became reality.” Continue reading To Dream of Flying Cars
This week I’ve worked on two pieces of wall art.
First, I finally found a bicycle wall rack I like! Continue reading Wall Art
If you’re a WordPress user and you want to elevate your site’s visibility in search engines you should start with Permalinks. Changing the default setting for Permalinks for your hosted blog is probably the quickest and easiest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) trick on the planet!
Continue reading Increase Traffic with Permalinks
On a recent trip to San Antonio we flew through Dallas on Southwest Airlines. As in DAL… not DFW. That means Love Field, or maybe a better name would be Southwest Airlines Field. Other than a couple of Virgin America flights the entire airport is Southwest’s.
It had been at almost 20 years since I had been to Love Field and it was a pleasant surprise. It’s small- though not tiny- but has a surprising selection of eateries. We had a two-hour layover so we started searching for ways to kill time.
Eating is always a solid choice.
“Eat it like a hamburger,” the guy says.
Moe’s calls it a “stack.” It’s a stack because it’s made from stacking two tostados inside a tortilla, then grilling it panini-style.
I call it ginormous.
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Big whoop, right?
Continue reading Moved
Or just Germans being German?
Is this a thing? I supposed there are still folks out there who use the “porch” pronunciation… or are there?