We has a false Beth coming home alarm the other day and thought you would enjoy "THEM!"
Friday, August 31, 2007
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 66 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2007 season, as the team celebrates 20 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet.
Last season, more than 15 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.
For More Visit: http://www.blueangels.navy.mil
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Metro Atlanta saw a record high for the second day in a row. Friday's temperatures of 103 degrees topped the previous record of 97 degrees set in 1941. It also marks the first time since 1993 that Atlanta has experienced three straight days of 100-degree temperatures.
A new record high of 103 degrees for Atlanta was recorded Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The previous record for August 9th was 101 degrees set in 1980.
The National Weather Service said the mercury hit 106 degrees in Augusta, 105 in Athens, 103 in Albany, Cartersville and Macon, 102 in Rome and 100 in Alma, Columbus and Gainesville. Both Athens and Macon eclipsed their records for the day.
The USS DRUM (SS-228) was launched May 12, 1941 by Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Holcomb. She was commissioned November 1, 1941, CDR R.H. Rice in command.
DRUM arrived at Pearl Harbor from the east coast April 1, 1942, and after a voyage to Midway, cleared Pearl Harbor April 14, 1942, action bound on her first war patrol. Cruising off the coast of Japan, she sank the seaplane Tender MIZUHO and three cargo ships in the month of May, returning to Pearl Harbor June 12th to refit. DRUM's second war patrol, which she made in the waters between Truk and Kavieng from July 10th to September 2nd, found her efforts frustrated by poor torpedo performance, but she damaged one freighter before returning to Midway to refit.
World's largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts.
First privately-managed, publicly-owned arena.
More Super Bowls than any other facility; six, including Super bowl XXXVI in 2002.
World record for an indoor concert - 87,500 for the Rolling Stones in 1981.
Site of 1988 Republican National Convention where George Bush was nominated.
National record for basketball attendance at the NCAA Final Four (64,659 in 1987) and for regular season (68,112 in 1990).
Pope John Paul II addressed 80,000 school children in September, 1987.
While visiting a CVS in Atlanta Monday I happened on another Georiga Covered Bridge.
Concord bridge has become the focus of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic Area. An old railroad bed, including a few bridges, in the area has been converted to a dedicated bike trail as part of the PATH Foundation's Silver Comet Trail. Even the bridges along the nearby East-West Connector have been given a timber motif. This historic area also has remnants from Ruff's Mill, the scene of a Civil War battle. Ruins of the dam are still upstream of the bridge as well as parts of the grist mill. The miller's house is still a residence.
This bridge originally consisted of only two spans, each a queen-post truss with steel (or iron) tension rods. The center abutment, as can be seen in the photo of the steel beams above, seems to have been widened from a previous bridge using the same pier. In the 1950's steel beams were added to support the bridge and additional concrete piers were added. There is also a fourth all-steel support which can be seen in the downstream view.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Beth bought me this Adenium several years ago and I had almost given up on it and thought one last try outside during the summer to see if it would fair better. Well it has taken off and started to flower!!!! Mr. Green Thumb does it again, lol!
Adeniums have many spectacular hybrids. The basic culture is very similar to orchids. A small pot with excellent drainage is a must. Adeniums do not like both over-watering or drying-out. There is a little 'secret' how to create a weird shape of base: just lift the plant a bit every time you re-pot the plant, so the upper parts of roots will be a little exposed. The plant will form more roots that will go down.