London with Friends Feb 16 thru 20 2017

[Feb 16-20 2017, London, England, UK]

London, my favorite place to just hang around and do nothing 🙂 Met up with Flash – finally- tried to coordinate with him for years. And met up with Paula and Douglas. Only five pictures. Falsh had to leave eralier to catch a train so he miised his after dinner chocolate – hence the picture of the chocolate…


Dinner with Friends at Mughal’s by Paddington Station

Panama City and Canal Feb 09-12 2017

[Feb 09-12 2017, Panama City and Canal, Panama]

So, another exciting adventure. Panama Canal! I hopped on a small (but fast) tour boat and did a “half-transit”. Tour bus up to Gamboa. Then onto the boat and headed down toward Panama City (Pacific Ocean). Here are the pictures (click on either one to see them all):


View from the Hotel InterContinental Panama


Map of the tour route – inland to the Pacific…

Jessie Jackson On The Plane

[Chicago, IL USA to Washington DC, USA 02-JAN-2016]

I had another random celebrity (and historical figure) encounter! Jessie Jackson was sitting next to me on a flight from ORD (Chicago O’Hare) to DCA (Reagan National Airport). I have bumped into random people here and there and but to spend two hours next to a historical personality is amazing!

No, we didn’t talk about politics. He made one comment on current affairs and we just talked about random things. I mostly didn’t say anything unless he spoke to me. I am sure he gets inundated from people all the time and I didn’t want to intrude. I mean, for example, while we were just sitting there, an ex-Attorney General from Alabama (no, I don’t recall his name) came up and chatted away to Jessie Jackson. He apologized to me for barging in, but I said – please, this is amazingly interesting, please do continue. It was just cool.