[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…
[Jan 26-29 2017, Key West, FL]
Annual trek to the Key West Food and Wine Fest. Jan 26-29, 2017. Went with Rebecca and Zorabel. Here are some pictures from the event:
Key West Food and Wine Fest Jan 26-29, 2017
[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.
[11 thru 13 November 2016, Tucson, AZ, US]
TusCon SciFi Con 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. Author Guest Of Honor was George R. R. Martin. Luckily the vendor room had a bunch of Game of Thrones books and the new First Edition Illustrated “Game of Thrones” book. I bought that and got that autographed 🙂 Here are some pictures:
TusCon SciFi Con 2016 with George R. R. Martin (Game Of Thrones author)