Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Bluebird Wanderlodge RV
Seen at Mt. Dora's Antique Fair at Renningers.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Fairchild Tropical Gardens (Miami)

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Back Stage" - starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton

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Cannonball tree flower
Fairchild Tropical Gardens - Miami

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Fairchild Tropical Gardens - Miami

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Lilly
Fairchild Tropical Gardens - Miami

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A trip to Mt. Dora

Last weekend we visited Mt. Dora, a quaint little town in Central Florida, a little north of Orlando. It is a beautiful town in the hilly area of Florida (yes, Florida has some hills, albeit small). Mt. Dora  sits at an elevation of 144 ft and even has some streets going up and down a slope.

It has a beautiful downtown area full of shops and cafes. No chain stores here. Not even Starbucks. A very  nice atmosphere and nice restaurants.

We stayed at a great Bed and Breakfast, the Adora Inn which was fabulous. A renovated old house (built in 1916) with the hosts, Arthur and John very pleasant and knowledgeable. Both are trained chefs and the breakfast was to die for.

Mt. Dora sits on Dora Lake, from which it takes its name.

 

View of one of the buildings of the Lakeside Inn, the oldest hotel in town, now in the US National Register of Historic Places.

 

Stores on Donnelly St.

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Old Ford race car at Festival Auto Show in Florida

Monday, July 22, 2013

Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last"- 1923 (excerpt)

 

Safety Last” one of Harold Lloyd’s most famous films.

The 12-story Bolton Building”  shown in the movie is actually the old International Savings & Exchange Bank Building in Los Angeles (demolished around 1954).

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Maule MX-7-180B at Sun-N-Fun 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

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Husky A-1B at Sun-N-Fun in April

Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Waco YMF-F5C at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland, back in April '13.

Friday, July 19, 2013

50 Science Misconceptions - mental_floss

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Cadillac with V-8 and Hydra-Matic Drive (1948)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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The fueling crew at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland

Apollo 11 lifted off today in 1969

 

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Today in 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off carrying first humans to fly from the Earth to the Moon. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, along with the 400,000 men and women who worked on Project Apollo, forever proved that the word "impossible" has no place in our dictionary.

(Via Michael Okuda)

Monday, July 15, 2013

P-38 and Corsair show

How many GoPros do you have in your airplane?

 

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SAMMY DAVIS JUNIOR impersonates his peers.

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A spectacular example of Sammy Davis at his best. Here doing remarkable impressions of Rat Pack friends Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, as well as others. Sit back and enjoy! (Corporal Henshaw)

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    Beech F33C Bonanza at Sun-N-Fun

    Sunday, July 14, 2013

    StarTalk: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Photons and Relativity

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    Fuji LM-1 a Japanese plane from the 1950s based on the Beech T-34 Mentor
    @Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland

    Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Maria Bethânia - "Cálice" (1978)

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    Mabel Orchard Spider (Leucauge mabelae)

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Asiana Flight 214 Reconstruction

    CGI recreation of how Asiana Flight 214 descended for landing, compared to how it SHOULD have descended for landing. (posted by John Suchocki)

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    AEROSMITH - COME TOGETHER

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    Paper Kite (Idea leuconoe)
    Fairchild Tropical Gardens Conservatory (Miami)

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Contradictions

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    Globe GC-1B Swift
    at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland last April

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    Why is yours any better?

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    Cessna 170B (1955)
    at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland last April

    Monday, July 08, 2013

    Let’s play a game

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    Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
    Fairchild Tropical Gardens Conservatory (Miami)

    Sunday, July 07, 2013

    SANTANA - SAMBA PA TI

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    Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas) mating
    Fairchild Tropical Gardens Conservatory (Miami)

    Saturday, July 06, 2013

    Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

    On June 14, SpaceX's Grasshopper flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. For the first time in this test, Grasshopper made use of its full navigation sensor suite with the F9-R closed loop control flight algorithms to accomplish a precision landing.

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    Congrats to Elon Musk and the team!

    SANTANA-BLACK MAGIC WOMAN/GYPSY QUEEN

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