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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blue Angels in Annapolis

     Yesterday I had a chance to take in the Blue Angels airshow in Annapolis.  Always amazed at how the pilots can do these formations.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Climate change on an epic scale


  While we still have a few (fortunately a very few) climate change deniers this video is one that blew my mind when I watched it.  I think it will do the same for you.  Here is the video.

   Here is the NPR story on the film.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer reads from Bill Gates

   I have always posted a blog on good Summer reads.  This year I am linking you to Bill Gates' summer reads.  Read like a billionaire!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Capital to Capital Bike Trail

   Virginia has given us one of the nicest bike trails witj its 53 mile Capital to Capital trail from Jamestown to Richmond.   The entire trail is now complete.

This trail is paved the entire way and mostly follows Route 5 the John Tyler Highway.

It is shaded a great deal of the way which makes for a comfortable Summer ride.

The route occasionally passes from one side of the road to the other. 

     One of the interesting places to see along the trail is the Shirley Plantation which is the oldest continuously working plantation in the US.

 They family runs a vineyard on the property with a tasting room and restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.

     I wonder if Maryland could ever do a St. Mary's to Annapolis bike trail?  Right of ways are the biggest problem with doing a trail.  Following a state road makes this more doable as the State usually controls the land on either side of the road.

Friday, May 20, 2016