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North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans September 11th 2001

The day started off as an above average day. Michael Jordan announced his comeback with the Wizards. Given the tedious tasks at the bank, this was likely to be the most exciting news during the day. Not so. Late morning, after a few hours of updating customer records in my little cubicle, the news reached the huge office space without windows. 50 or so cubicles all of a sudden came alive and spread the word. The lack of television sets caused a lot of confusion and insecurity of the validity of the rumors. "They bombed World Trade Center". "...and now they bombed the second tower". "...and there they took out the Pentagon". Without having any facts or even theories, the first question I could come up with was more of first reaction, verbatim, "Isn't this pretty ... read more

North America » United States » New Hampshire September 10th 2001

Spent a week in Nashua, New Hampshire doing product familiarization and training. Very lucky flight home!... read more

North America » United States » Iowa » Ames » Iowa State University September 9th 2001

Savanna Studio is ready to begin! Savanna studio is required for all second year landscape architecture students at Iowa State University. It involves a moving studio, if you will, for a whole semester - traveling through North America from Canada to Mexico. There will be three legs of savanna studi: north, central, and south trips. North trip will cover three weeks in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba (Canada). Central trip will be for two weeks, covering Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. South trip will cover Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Tamaulipas (Mexico) for three weeks. There are five vans to be our home for the next several months, and Professors Gary Hightshoe, Heidi Hohmann, Joern Langhorst, and Ashley Kyber will be our mentors, and 36 students will be our new best friends. They are: * Sarah Bentii ... read more

trip with the fellas. nothing beats the amount of fun had per dollar then camping. my 4 friends and i had the time of our lives in sequoia. visiting general sherman, checking out some cool look out points, hiking for hours to reach a lake in the middle of now where to go fishing and take a bit of a swim.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami July 31st 2001

Matthew's dance troupe was performing onboard the Royal Caribbean ship Majesty of the Seas. Transportation to and from Miami was up to each individual family, so we headed out in the mini-van for the 3-day road trip. The highlight of the road trip for me was when we stopped for lunch at a Steak N Shake in Alabama. It really took me back to when I lived in the Midwest. Our crew for this trip included my wife Lisa, Matthew (13), Michael (12), Nancy (Lisa's mom) and myself. Lisa insisted on using the rooftop luggage container even though I felt it was unnecessary. Once we picked up Nancy and all her luggage, I quickly saw the wisdom in using it. In Miami, we stayed at the J.W. Marriott downtown. We arrived there two days before we ... read more
Leaving Miami
Leaving Miami
Leaving Miami

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West July 31st 2001

Our ship put in at Key West on Day 4. In the harbor was a private yacht owned by an NFL quarterback (we never figured out which one). We rented a street-legal golf cart to tour the town. As you might expect, it then rained heavily. Our cart stalled in the middle of a flooded intersection and we had to be rescued. We skipped the Hemingway house (how many 5-toed cats do you need to see?) and went instead to Sloppy Joe's. Matthew and Michael had fun spotting the many Ernest Hemingway look-alikes. After we ate, the women led us on a shopping spree (what else?). Key West is a wonderful town and we all decided we would like to return someday.... read more
Key West
Key West

North America » United States July 31st 2001

On the way home, we stopped in Destin. The boys enjoyed the go carts, and later we would go to the beach. Destin has beautiful, sugar-white sandy beaches. From here we drove on to spend a couple of nights in New Orleans. In New Orleans, we took the boys to the aquarium, and then we all went to the French Market where we shopped (what else!). We spent the remainder of the evening in the French Quarter and on Bourbon Street. As usual, there were many street performers about. Most notable was a character dressed in all black with black wings. The boys and I got a kick out of Lisa, as she was very afraid of him and crossed to the other side of the street to avoid him.... read more
New Orleans
Black Angel

North America » United States » Minnesota July 28th 2001

Over Spring Break 2001 we visited my sister Sue, husband Rob, and their kids Alyssa and Brendan, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We went to Sanibel Island and then to Disney World and Universal Studios. As summer approached we didn’t have any vacation plans. We had sworn off road trips, but as I contemplated the map of the U.S. I realized that we had been to every state except for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Alaska. This would mean at least one more road trip; but we decided to cater to the kids activities and not stay at B&Bs. So we decided to go camping and stay at nice hotels with swimming pools. I check the internet and made reservations for the campground at Bear Head Lake State Park, near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. 28 ... read more
Will and Linda at Great Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Charlevoix "hobbit" homes
Painted Rocks National Lakeshore

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Beverly July 18th 2001

Most of my adult life I've sailed boats and enjoyed being out on the water. I've owned a variety of sail boats and and been the member of two yacht clubs. For twenty years I raced on Thursday nights with Jim at the Jubilee Yacht Club. Unfortunately I only have one picture of me sailing.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Miami July 7th 2001

Jul 7, 2001 *City official name :Miami *Founded date : *Location :Florida State *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Miami is a major city in southeastern Florida, in the United States. Miami and the surrounding metropolitan area are situated on northern Biscayne Bay between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. By population, Miami is the largest city in Miami-Dade County and the county seat, the largest city in the South Florida metropolitan area, which comprises Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, making up the largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States and the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States. However, based on city limits, it is the second-lar... read more

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