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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's something I found for you to read that you might be onboard with.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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August 14, 2011 12:48 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Love lamb, and it sounds delicious.

August 14, 2011 5:02 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

STONEY:
That looks yummy.
The kids left about a half hour ago after a 10 days visit.
I was up to wave them off.
Back to bed for a few more winks and nods.

August 14, 2011 6:15 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

A Good Recipe ... Not too much in any direction, so's it will satisfy a variety of Tastes .......
 
Was a Good Day yesterday ... National Bocce Day, and Fidel Castro's Birthday ... We played Bocce all Day (From about 12p till just before time to go for Havdalah ...)  We ate Cuban Sandwiches, Tostones, some Fou Fou, and drank a lotta Bul, and smoked Good Cigars ... and we watch'd The Races at Arlington Park, on a Big Screen that we dollie'd out to the Courts ... A little overcast in Illinois, but they were running on Turf, and a lotta Power shown in the Horses .......
 
I hope y'all had as much Fun as I did ...

August 14, 2011 7:03 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

I  find  this  article  to  be  fascinating.  One  of  my  grandfathers  and  both  of  my  parents  worked  for  the  Chicago  &  Northwestern  Railroad,  so  I  guess  trains  are  in  my  blood.   It's  refreshing  to  read  of  a  leader  who  includes  high  speed  rail  in  his  list  of  transportation  options.  In  the  West  and  especially  in  The  Colonies  we're  obsessed  with  airplanes  and  especially  with  personal  automobiles,  and  the  luxury  of  the  traditional  car-oriented  society  is  literally  killing  us.    As  to  the  passion  of  exotic  trainspotting,  there's  an  interesting  article  in  August's  edition  of  the  Robb  Report  about  The  Eastern  &  Oriental  Express,  a  variant  of  the  European  version.  E&OE  explores  the  less-traveled  treasures  of  Southeast  Asia,  with  stops  along  route  where  few  foreigners  have  ever  ventured.  The  train  itself  serves  as  the  luxury  hotel,  as  there  are  no  cities  as  we  know  them. In  Ohio  near  Sugarcreek,  the  Age  of  Steam  Roundhouse  is  rapidly  being  constructed.  The  man  and  his  wife  who  sold  their  interest  in  the  Ohio  Central  Railroad  took  some  of  the  proceeds  and  funded  a  giant  working  roundhouse,  which  will  house  dozens  of  antique  engines.   They  used  to  directly  sponsor  seasonal  tourist  trains  through  Amish  country,  now  the  engines  in  the  roundhouse  on  a  selective  basis  will  be  on  loan  to  historical  societies  to  do  the  same  thing  around  the  country.   This  will  be  a  "must  see"  when  completed,  and  they  have  a  fascinating  interactive  website.   At  least  I  think  it's  fascinating,  but  remember  I'm  the  guy  with  a  working  Z  scale  (1:220)  model  railroad  layout  in  my  office.....lol

August 14, 2011 8:17 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

When I was a child, my mother would take me to visit her sisters.  We always went by train since they all lived out of state.  I would be wearing my Mary Janes and white socks, a velvet collared coat (I loved that coat), a hat and white gloves that I tried, I tried so hard, to keep clean.  So travel by train has always evoked a little bit of excitement in me.  When I got older and actually sat in the club car---well!  Life couldn't be better.  This couldn't be a better subject for me today, since it's our family reunion and all those memories came to the fore......Check in later to hear other tales, I'm off to buy bagels since, as unheard of as it may seem, the breakfast buffet that is offered does not include bagels,  (We go to a local hotel's buffet -- I'm sure that they'll just loooooove me coming in with bagels, lox and cream cheese for everyone.)

August 14, 2011 8:21 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Ooops, forgot the "I'll" in front of check in later to hear other tales....duh!

August 14, 2011 8:27 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

It's all Stoney's fault. Pan of Rogan Josh simmering nicely on my back burner. Smells great. I have some nice rice to go with it and hooray! nan breads in the freezer, and fresh coriander in a pot on the kitchen windowsill.

August 14, 2011 9:39 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

What time should I be there? yummmmmmm!

August 14, 2011 10:21 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

It's a big pan - this dish freezes well if you omit the yogurt and add it at the last minute when you re-heat the frozen portions. I hate cooking for one so I do cauldrons of stuff. Always comes in handy. Enough there to feed the entire Sepia Train tonight. The lamb is amazing - local grown seaside lamb that needs no salt. It's about done, ChefDeb, so get on your bike and come on over.

August 14, 2011 10:24 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Or, strange to tell, a good dollop of Philidephia cheese spread works wonders.

August 14, 2011 10:27 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Hazel, I'm bringing stuffed apple dumplings & cream for pudding.

August 14, 2011 10:35 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Trains have always been part of my life living here in the Northeast Corridor. For many years my father was a commuter and then after I moved up here I continued to teach cooking in NYC so I spent a lot of time on Amtrak. Soooo relaxing, although the advent of cellphones did cut down on that excuisite feeling of a true "time out."

The best train experience was back in the day when I was in my twenties and took 2 different trips in Europe with a Eurail Pass! The best! If you scheduled properly you could sleep on the train, the people one met were fascinating, just the changes on the train itself as it changed countries (food, staff, even toilet paper)were incredible and of course looking out the windows. In every stop the information bureau was always in the train station (not one German EVER could understand my pronounciation of "Bahnhof").

The trip from NYC to Montreal is fabulous.

August 14, 2011 10:35 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

BERT--fascinating post!

August 14, 2011 10:40 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

ChefD~ Drooooling!

August 14, 2011 10:45 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


"I  find  this  article  to  be  fascinating."
Good old Bert... what's fascinating and charming is that you do.
I cynically suspected that it was a soporific thrown out to quell the passions surrounding the results of Iowa straw poll.
Iowa, a state with around three million people most of whom insist on having their necks, feet and egos massaged by visiting politicians for one and a half or two out of every four years... whose penetrating questions and discerning assessments of candidates so separate the wheat from the chaff or the corn from the husk, as the case may be, that the rest of us can enjoy our summertimes.
Sixteen thousand voters or straw pullers (a decent minor-league ballpark crowd) pay thirty bucks or accept free tickets from someone who did and make a selection that often proves to be determinative of nothing.
It's all as hard to parody as The Bachellorette, the Sham Wow guy, mimes or... William Shatner.

Oh, right trains. The white gloved guy on the right at thirty-seven seconds seems to be getting a little behind in his work.

http://youtu.be/E7kor5nHtZQ

Hazel ~

Would that be the marvelously tender and thready basmati rice? No matter, I'll be at the station with a bib.

August 14, 2011 11:27 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

The Model of a Modern Trainspotter is "The Model" of a perfect JPeterman catalog storyline. Since it put me on a new train of thought, I pulled out my copy of Paul Theroux's Ghost Train To The Eastern Star and intend to take it with me on my next journey. And the mystical feeling I got made me think of that train quote I once read that jostled my memory of a ride I took in the mountains. "One stretch of track was so crooked we met ourselves coming back."

August 14, 2011 12:20 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


In the aftermath of 9/11, we made one of our two-a-year trips to NYC by train. It was enjoyable on several levels not least of which was finding ourselves in the company of train nuts having the time of their lives.
Some of the rural views were beautiful and the memory of Scranton, PA as the only city we had ever seen that did not show its scruffy backside to the railway remains.
That trip currently costs well over twice as much as air travel and takes twelve times as long making it appealing to those who neither drive nor fly and train lovers who care not about time or money.
I wouldn't mind doing it again if and it's a big if, it is still possible to buy the big box of
Krispy Kremes at Penn Station.

Tommy ~
There's a time during the Agwa Canyon train trip in Ontario, that, from the belly of the arc, you can see the whole dang train, engine to caboose. Very cool.
They stop for fishermen.

August 14, 2011 12:28 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Yep, Stoney~ has to be basmati rice with a few coriander seeds thrown into the pot.
I've been thinking all day of the bedroom shared by my 3 brothers. It was a huge room and down one end, the Hornby 0 gauge track was set up. We got new bits for it Christmas and birthdays. Most of them needed a key to wind them up, but we had one lethal steam-powered one that needed hot charcoal and boiling water. Sure Elfin Safe Tea have banished them by now. Where I live is infested with train enthusiasts, as we have the best narrow gauge railways and a super standard gauge that in the summer weeks puts on a real steam train with vintage carriages.

August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:51 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:52 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

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August 14, 2011 12:52 PM
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August 14, 2011 12:58 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:58 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:58 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 12:59 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

Bert - Purchase Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century here! http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=168789  ;
 

August 14, 2011 1:01 PM
4398 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Brigid said...

sorry for the multiple posts, my computer was glitching out....

August 14, 2011 1:17 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Peter Lake, rings90 & Bert?

Maybe playing Big Z in left would have been a good idea. He couldn't be any worse out there than Sorry and would probably have hit at least as well.

August 14, 2011 1:20 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Ivan:  so you watched the races at Arlington Park, did you?  That place used to be just down the road from where we lived, in our first house.  Arlington Park is also the place where I went to see my first horse race, age 16, knee socks and penny loafers, playing hooky from high school one beautiful early May day, too young to place a bet but too much fun not to, and it didn't matter, the man at the window knew my boyfriend's mother, it was okay with him. 
 
I did the girl thing and bet on the jockey's colors.  I won a few.  My boyfriend stood and stared, catatonic, at the odds board, betting at the last second.  He won a lot and often.
I threw one of his winning tickets up into the air, a long shot bet, and I was just exhilarated that he won, up into the air went his ticket, you should have seen the whiskeyed up regulars scramble for it.  In the end, we got it back.  Those were the days of Phil Georgeff: "And they're off."
 
I even have a tie in to the subject at hand to give you:  there was a train that ran behind the racetrack, past the back track, and it was the saddest train you ever want to see.  It brought people up from the city to bet the money they got in government aid, and before the first race you could see them with a bottle in a bag and a ripped up copy of the green sheet they picked up from the train station platform - they were all winners before the first race.
 
When the train pulled into Arlington Park after the last race, the same people would board it, shoulders slumped and eyes glassy or dim and none of them had won anything of course, they left all but their fare back at the bar and the betting window.  The ones who'd bet their fare too had their hands out, and we filled them, as many as we could.
 
That's not a happy train, like I said.
 
But Ivan I'm glad you enjoyed the races, it's a beautiful track, we knew the owner who lived in our town on a horse farm that looked like one from Mr P.'s Kentucky home, and he invited us to the Arlington Million, and...I'm so glad you mentioned Arlington Park.  I haven't thought of it in years, and years.  I'm so grateful you shook my memories loose, so I could remember.  Even that sad train, it's good to remember things like that, or at least good not to forget and turn away.
 
 
 

August 14, 2011 1:53 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

 D-did you say knee socks and penny loafers? Stop that,right now.

August 14, 2011 2:25 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Brigid~ is there a little slot in the side of your commiuncation device where you can shove in a pill to prevent digestive disturbances? I think you have out-done Bert in the burp department! Nice to hear from you.

August 14, 2011 2:29 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Ha! Steve, you like those huh?  Yep, that was it:  and it was springtime and so the knee socks were pink from Wally Reid's in Evanston, and the penny loafers were Bass Weejuns.  With a penny in the penny place.  Naturally.  Above the knee socks - settle down stoney- I mean above and on the outside was a short pink A line skirt, Villager of course, and a matching heathered pink v-neck sweater and a shirt with pink flowers on it, showing beneath the v-neck.  And blonde hair, naturally Swedish blonde, at that time.
 
1965.
 
It was fun, being a girl.  There was power in the 5'4" 110 pound girl that was me.  All 16 year old girls have the power, and most know how to use it.
 
About the short skirt:  I was renowned for my short skirts.  In our high school Class Will, it was written that "Park 4 leaves the skirts she borrowed from her 5th grade sister."  Well I didn't borrow them from my sister, but they were that short.
 
Like I said:
Power.
 

August 14, 2011 2:43 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Didn't I read somewhere that the width of the train tracks was dictated by the ruts left from Roman Chariots?

August 14, 2011 2:59 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Brigid - 30+ multiple posts! Must be a new record...I think Spring Fragrance has a cure for that, using Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer, or something like that. Funny!
 
Stoney - Love the lamb stew recipe and will try it....Never had lamb in stew, but only in chops or leg of....I do like it, and we are game to try new things. Looks good.
 
Trains - I live 6 miles from the nearest track along Ga 411 to Cartersville, but can hear the whistle at night, and it always says, "Let's go somewhere!"
 
When we were out West in Cascade Locks, Oregon on the Columbia River, our hotel balcony had a train lover's view of the trains on the near side and the far side of the great river! So neat to see the long line of red box cars snaking along on both sides. Ditto on the hypnotic sound of the clickity clack as a good sedative.
 
The Australian deputy PM - in the story above - seems to have the right idea about train travel. Someone should publish the comparative costs in exhaust emissions, fuel, and other reasons train travel should be more encouraged in the USA. Of course, it has to be convenient. Americans are so sold on each having his own auto, it will be hard to get them to use trains, unless someone organizes train travel better. Our MARTA rapid rail in Atlanta does not go out far enough into the suburbs to do much good, so the highways are choked at rush hours with zillions of one-occupant cars. Carpool incentives in dollars might help.
 
We rode the narrow gauge train from Durango to Silverton, CO, but it is just a tourist train. Lovely river, cliffs, woods scenery, but I felt scared every time all the people rushed to the same side of the train to look out the river-side windows! The train was so close to the edge of the cliff that you could not see the ground, but were looking straight down into the water, hundreds of feet below. In future...I'd like to take a long train trip across the Rockies.
 
Oh, the unpopular poll on what kind of computer most use in this Village, from yesterday, turned up a few answers: 4 Apples-only, 3 PC's, and one Droid. FYI. The others are keeping their mode of communication secret.

August 14, 2011 3:03 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Could be so, RY~ but I think today's topic has been de-railed. Stoney's Rogan Josh recipe is very good. I'm trying to leave the remainder to cool down so I can freeze it, but every time I pass the pan I have to take a forkful.

August 14, 2011 3:22 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Thanks, Stoney for another way to do lamb, a favorite meat in my family. 
 
A railroad track to and from an inland port runs through two sides of my town.  We get about 15 to 18 trains in a twenty four hour day.  Have had some people decide not to buy a house here, but after 38 years here I can assure you you hardly ever hear them.  They become part of the 'ear landscape".   Biggest annoyance is when on a Sunday they whistle right in the middle of the sermon or the offertory anthem.  The crossing is right next to my church. 

August 14, 2011 3:53 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

a joke from my childhood...my Dad, bought me the Lionel train set with the accuratly depicted steam locomotive. there was some purple stuff in a bottle,with an eye dropper that let you put a few drops down the smokestack to get an honest to goodness puff puff as it circled the loop of track.   Now for the joke, from my Dad...."Why can't a locomotive sit down?   Because it has a tender behind".....

August 14, 2011 5:09 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

MURDER FUGEDDABOUDIT! Looking forward to seeing my pal and fellow actor Rodney and the Murder Myster Dinner troupe tonight at MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY on West End Ave in NashVegas. I love interactive theater to accompany my chianti, pasta and tiramisu. But actually I love equally mopping my bread in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar elixir. It is my rebellion now that I am off the low carb diet.

August 14, 2011 6:12 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Our loved ones from the East have been delayed by a random TSA check and an overbooked plane.
A side trip to Atlanta (it's a town with an airstrip in Georgia I believe) ate up one of their fortnight days but they have made it to Milwaukee and soon, here.


August 14, 2011 8:53 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Looks like Brigid Berted it all out !!!  As they say in Polite Circles. "Excrement Occurs ..."
 
Miss Park:  Glad I was able to spark some pleasant Memories !!! I have only been to Arlington Park about three or four times, but I do love Horse Racing, and a Race Track is the only place I ever Gamble, and Horses are the only thing I ever Bet On ... Television has been a Boon to me, since most Races are Televised anymore ... I have an Uncle in Skokie who used to make his living, for a whole year, Handicapping Horses during the Season ... First time I was there, you were probably in Diapers ....... And I'll bet your Friend who owned the Track/Farm had a Ford Woodie ... They look kool anyway ... but they just seem to belong on a Horse Farm .......
 
ROADYACHT:  I lmew a Girl like that once .......

August 14, 2011 9:05 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Someone, sir, I say someone must defend the honor of Hartsfield Jackson
Airport otherwise known as ATL.  So it should be, but it shall not be me.  I
flew out the other day with a six ounce tube of Crest toothpaste in my carryon. 
I flew back with the same tube less a day's worth of brushing left in the tube. 
The TSA at ATL and the TSA at LAX were either atled or just lax in enforcement.
If you spot me on a train, check my carryon, it could contain an oilcan of
unimaginable imanagement.
 
Roadyacht,  I have read that it was the nuts and the discarded shells that
dictated the width of the tracks.

August 14, 2011 9:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Awwwww Nooooo! Just done the fall asleep on the sofa while watching TV trick. It is now 2.15AM here, so I suppose I'd better go to bed properly and try to get back to sleep. Or I could go out at howl at the moon which is full and has a sort of halo around it. Very pretty. The article up top of page and various comments subsequent on this page make rail travel sound rather romantic. I am deeply happy that I do not have to shower and brush up at some unearthly hour to board an overcrowded  commuter train full of people obsessing with their damn cell phones. For many people, rail travel is a twice-daily chore, and an unpleasant one at that. On that cheerful note, my dears, I will bid you
Nos Da. x

August 14, 2011 9:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

haze, so that was you howling at the moon.

Heard it all the way over here across the pond.

But by the time it reached my ears, it was soothing.

August 14, 2011 10:09 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

HAZEL:  On Land, Train Travel is the Katz Pajamas !!!  No better way to see it all, and avoid aggravation ... Getchur Sef a North/South Cabin, and find your way to the Dining Car and the Club Car ....... Sepia or No, Train is the way to Go !!!  Crossing the Atlantic, I much prefer Steamin' ....... (BTW; Katz also sells Raincoats ...)

August 14, 2011 10:20 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Raally!! the train to Hawaii from Texas has a few problems to solve

August 14, 2011 10:38 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

I rode the train from Spokane to Whitefish, Montana the day after Xmas a decade or so ago and walked into a winter wonderland from that vintage train station. Strolled into a bar and had a Moose Drool brown ale and said this is sumthin' like paradise as I schlepped my skis down the street. Trains are good from real to HO scale.

August 14, 2011 10:39 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

ROADYACHT:  If anyone can get that done ....... We can .......  You recall, during WWII, when Texas A&M said that we could build Transport Ships out of Concrete, the world laughed at us ... We built 'em, took Men where they needed to go, scuttled them to make Artificial Reefs when they all got where they were going, and nobody laughed any more ...
 
That is actually where the idea of Polymerized Concrete originated ... Commercially, it is known as, DRI-VIT .......

August 14, 2011 10:53 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

IVAN ~ Are you saying Jimmy Hoffa coulda floated his way down to the islands in those concrete boots?

August 14, 2011 11:29 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

No need to respond, we both know that they never shoulda sent a
couple of light weights to play the heavy.   I'm done.  Send in damage
control.

August 14, 2011 11:29 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

hell, mud daubers, we only copied their tecnology...but I also know we floated tanks,full battle tanks, on mere heavy canvass....it's all about displacement.....ever try lifting an aireoplane? but yet, they fly!!look up!!!

August 14, 2011 11:30 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

it is when pigs fly I worry

August 14, 2011 11:31 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

especially when they fly first class,on our dime

August 15, 2011 4:23 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

PAOLOS:  Hoffa went down to Cuba when his Death/Disappearance was staged ... on Robert Vesco's Boat, and spent till the end of his life two doors away from Vesco's house, reinventing the Good Neighbor Policy, and enjoying the Best Cigars in the world ...
 
And what I said, Sir, was BOATS ... not Boots ... Concrete Boats .......  A&M's Boots are made of Texas Grown, Split Cowhide ... and even people who are not in the Corps. ( CORPSE, as B.Hussein says it) buy the Boots, to decorate their Mantels with .......
 
But, they always let the Paint Dry, first .......

Honor Roll



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