Monday, September 30, 2013


Off we go on the motorcycle before the clock said 8.
What a lovely Fall day to be out and about. Crisp and cool in the morning and warming up nicely by afternoon.  Have not had the camera hanging from my neck for a long time while riding so I snapped off a few before arriving at our destination.

Good Morning Glory on the property of CHEZ Kathy and Roger.

Yummy scrambled, home fries and banana bread, too.

We left our dear friends and wandered the back roads until we passed a sign indicating
"Classic Cycles" at which point we turned around.

Great Sunday Funday.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Travel the Globe London

This was a fun CS3 project and it was the first time I was able to keep up with a You Tube tutorial by Gavin Hoey.  Definitely something I will try again.  Improved, it could make a nice cover for the London photo book.  I have been pretty happy with Picaboo.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Delaware Chews at the Dublin Diner

Took a nice ride out on the GTL last Sunday to
the Dublin Towne Diner.  It was a great ride and a really fine breakfast at a reasonable price.  Our server was kind and attentive.
While there we noticed that they offer a breakfast buffet on both weekend days so I think it will require a return visit to give it a try. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love Is In The Air

Practicing using two images and a mask to make one image.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Summer Ends and Fall Begins...It Happens Once a Year

As it goes, the last day of SUMMER was on Sunday and we had all day to enjoy it.
Off on the Motorcycle to the Dublin Diner for breakfast.  Look for the review tomorrow.
It was a perfect, beautiful, blue sky day.  Cool in the morning and warm by afternoon.
I like shooting INTO the sun sometimes.
After breakfast we rode over to Lahaska to check out the Scarecrow Contest and walk off a little bit of breakfast.

Home, enjoying the very last hour of summer on the jet boat with a DELAWARE VIEW!
Face to the Sun

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Black Swallow Tail

I observed these three Black Swallowtails in what I believe to be their final caterpillar state before wrapping themselves up in a Chrysalis for the winter.  They ate up most of the Parsley and then there was just one on the stalky remainders of the plant.  I found the other one wiggling around on the tire of our grill so I brought it back to the Parsley.  Or at least I thought I did until about an hour later when I felt something moving on my chest...just above my shirt line.  Oy...sticky little foot pads they have.

Monday, September 23, 2013

London Slips Away ....Going Going Gonzo

The London Eye really was a spectacle to see.  Individual Capsules could hold about 28 people.  One of the Capsules, I also heard it described as Pod, was designated for special events.  A full rotation lasted 1/2 hour and a new craze was for people to rent the Special Event Pod for Weddings.  A couple could enter a Capsule single and exit married.  
 Eye Gonzo

Sunday, September 22, 2013

London Lingers on My Mind

 London was awesome and thoughts continue to linger, as my mind works to absorb all we saw, the wealth,  the history, the architecture.  Back at the Tower of London a UNESCO World Heritage sight, I am reminded of the Beefeaters, the Crown Jewels (no pics allowed), the Armory, the Mint, and I can't forget the rain. 
View from the Shard

Saturday, September 21, 2013

London Day 10 The British Museum

It was late in the evening on September 5th that we left our home to fly over the pond and explore the great city of London. We arrived the following morning on the 6th and spent our last full day there, September 15 at the British Museum
I'm sure this would have to be considered one of the great museums of the world.  I am no museum expert but I have been to some of what I would consider the greatest:
and many other large and lots of small intimate museums that tell a unique story like my all time favorite,
The British Museum is huge and can be somewhat overwhelming so consider doing your research before you go.  Although general admission is free, there is a fee for the special exhibits and we learned that there were also timed admissions so it would probably be a good idea to get your tickets ahead of time online or be prepared to hang out for a long while.  We would have had to wait 5 or 6 hours to enter the
We were not too disappointed as there was plenty to do and see in this great museum.

If you don't float me down the Delaware River in a boat on fire, I'll take an Olympus urn please!

So much GOLD!

I think of all the exhibits in this museum, the clocks were a real fascination and I would have to say one of my favorites.  Look close and you will see in the middle of the steps on this gold war ship with canons, a small round clock.

The Egyptian collection was also beyond imagination with full stone walls to tell the stories.
And of course, one cant walk in and out of this museum without at least looking at the Rosetta Stone even though it is just a slab of rock with letters the average person can make no sense of no matter how long you stand there and look at it.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Delaware Chews at the Locale, Which Is Not Local at All

County Hall was a building and just may be an area as well.  I can't really figure it out.  It was where the Premier Inn was located and across the street was The Locale Cucina Italiana with an address including County Hall.  We stopped into the Locale, early in our stay for cocktails and appetizers and had a fun time and some tasty snacks.  Furm had the Pizza Rolls and I had the Bruschetta and then some Calamari.  The bartenders Anna and Luigi, and the Bar Manager Kyle were so warm and friendly.  Kyle even took the time to write down some suggestions for our travel adventures. 
I took some fun pictures of Luigi who asked me to send them to him so I did. I got a response requesting that I post one on Trip Advisor, (you can click that link to see the review).  Only I don't think they post people pictures because I don't see the one of Luigi. Its back on Day 2.
The Bruschetta was very unusual with four different delicious toppings on each piece of toasted bread.

Luigi made some very colorful drinks.

While there we had checked out the full menu and thought it would be a nice idea to return for dinner before leaving town.  So we did!
Again, the staff was gracious and friendly and the food was great.  The waitress, Valentina, was very nice and assured me that the cook would revise the seafood dish to eliminate the mussels for me.  I am always so delighted when I can get just what I want with minor menu changes.
Anna recognized us and came over to say hi.  How cute is that?  Anyway I told her about the review and shortly thereafter another manager, Matt, came to our table. He told us the picture of Luigi was now serving as the restaurant computer's screen saver.  We got giggling over that. He wondered if we wanted desert...which we didn't and then offered COCKTAILS...which of course we accepted. 
One of the best Cosmos ever!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Catching Up at the Ace Cafe

Cant decide if I should just add from the last few days of London or go back to beginning.
I suppose I have plenty of time to decide.
It was a full day adventure starting with finding the right train and links via under and over ground only to have our transportation terminated a few stops before we wanted to get off due to track flooding.
We hopped on a bus and navigated as best we could until we saw the motorcycles just beyond the closed station that we should have been able to get to.
First things first, to deal with the damp and cold...HOT COCOA.
We took to a table and what to our surprise the next band to hit the stage sat down right across from us.

Saw some real fun people.

Heard some fine music

Saw some cool bikes.
Did I mention the people....?

some real characters