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Something Different: New Zealand Pictures!

Earlier this week—Monday, to be more precise—I finally offloaded the photos from my camera (and my wife’s iPad) to my computer so I could upload them to Picasa.1 Before I give you the links to the libraries on Picasa, here are a few highlights (and naturally, you’ll want to click to embiggen):   This sign…

Home From New Zealand!

Just a quick update: The Mrs. and I returned to the good ol’ US of A shortly before 6 a.m. PST Friday morning, via Qantas Flight 25 from Auckland to LAX. We got in ahead of schedule, and before US Customs was open. We then had a couple uneventful flights to Denver and Rapid City,…

Merry Christmas from the Land of Aloha

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve opened your Christmas gifts already. So here’s a little lagniappe, if you will: a Merry Christmas article from the Aerie. In addition, you probably found a couple extras in your feed reader this morning: Turns out my update to WordPress 2.9 was apparently not quite as trouble-free as…

Aloha From Kaua’i!

Christmas greetings from Kaua’i!   We had a fairly uneventful trip, considering it’s the height of Christmas travel season. We got up about 4am Monday morning, got to the airport right at 5:30 for our 6:30 flight to Minneapolis (MSP). The weather was foggy in Rapid City, so we had a very brief ground stop…

The State of the Kestrel and of the Aerie

About 5 minutes ago, I tweeted, "I *want* to write, but I have nothing to write *about.* At least, nothing that anyone but me would want to read. Meh." About 3 minutes ago, I was reading Darren Rowse’s latest update at ProBlogger. While my blogging empire isn’t as expansive as Darren’s doesn’t exist, I dimly…

Odyssey Concluded

Welcome back to what is part 3 or 4 (maybe 5?) of our four-week journey last month from Rapid City to St. Louis to Los Angeles to Los Osos and back to Rapid City. Whew! That took almost as long to type as it did to drive! Los Angeles As I related yesterday,, we arrived…

Odyssey Continued

When last I left you, I was writing from Los Angeles (or thereabouts); however, I never related the story of getting there from Amarillo. And believe me, there is some story to be had! Amarillo to Winslow On Tuesday the 17th, we woke early and were on the road for what was a short day…

Quick Update

Dateline: Amarillo, TX.  It’s been ~25 years since I last drove through Texas, and while this time, we’re only traversing the panhandle from east to west, I’m still confident I didn’t lose anything here to come back for. We finished up my son’s deck on Sunday, despite having to start over (he had a small issue…

In case you miss me…

Mrs. Kestrel and I leave Thursday morning for 30-day “working vacation” to Illinois and thence to California. While I know there hasn’t been a lot of content of late, believe me when I say I’ve been clearing the mental cobwebs , and if I don’t get much of a chance to blog before Independence Day,…

On the Road Again

Saturday morning, Mrs. Kestrel and I, together with our middle son who lives here in Rapid City, will fly to Los Angeles, where we’ll meet up with our other sons (flying in from St. Louis and New York City). We’ll then head up to California’s Central Coast—the Morro Bay/Los Osos/San Luis Obispo area—for a family…

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