Category Archives: Travel

Tea? Yes, thank you!

  When we visited Walt Disney World in 1999, one of the experiences that I truly enjoyed was Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room in the Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa. My wife and I partook of the opportunity to relax and enjoy a bit of refinement. We were joined by a British […]

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Streetcars doing what Streetcars should!

Car 434 at the Centennial Park station at the end of the line in Ybor City.   Last week, a business conference took me east to Tampa, Florida. I had last been to Florida (Orlando) some 18 years ago. While I knew the state had grown, I did not have much knowledge about it beyond […]

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Things Change

Things change. I have been reminded of this fact lately. In a number of ways… Last month, my professional responsibilities came to an end after a long spell. Sad to see it happen and the way it came to end was not as pleasant as it might have been for some of the folks involved. […]

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Survivors from the Industrial Past – Baldwin Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives

  Industrial archeology tends to be a subject that you don’t often think about. Unless you happen to be a fan of scenes like the one above, that is. Railroading in the days between 1870 and 1890 was a heady pursuit. With the late unpleasantness between the States behind us as a nation, not only […]

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Why Not Explore A New Destination?

  It is a fair question. If the price of a vacation to a Disney theme park is so extreme and beyond your economic reach, why not look for a new destination? Sure, Walt Disney wanted to create a place where a family members could enjoy an experience together. No discussion. He succeeded in doing […]

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