While in Charleston, we went to Kaminsky's, a dessert shop. When I was leaving, I spotted this great looking gargoyle.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
In the Charleston, there is a small firefighter memorial park, honoring those firefighters who have died in the line of duty. I noticed that in 2007, nine firefighters from differing stations lost their lives. Upon further digging on the internet, I discovered the reason. On June 18, 2007, there was a very large fire in a furniture store, the roof collapsed, covering debris over about two-dozen rescue workers. Nine of those workers, firefighters, lost their lives. The fire was investigated and three days later..."The store had been converted from a 1960's era grocery store with a metal truss roof system. The fire and smoke spread rapidly and the firefighters became lost and separated from their hoses. With air in air-packs running out, they could not find their way out. They died from smoke inhalation."
Friday, January 28, 2011
I am in Charleston, South Carolina, for a technology conference for the next few days. After we arrived (yesterday) we "hit the streets" to explore this lovely city by the bay. Over the next several days, you will be seeing some of the sites we explored. This is one of the many homes we found along Charleston Harbor. You can just imagine what it must have been like in the mid-1800's, sitting out on your porch, drinking mint julip with your friends and neighbors.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I was looking at pictures on my phone today and forgot I have taken this picture. A coupd of weeks ago I attended a "Technology Lock-In" at The Hotel at Old Towne in Wichita. The "lock-in" was an excuse for a bunch of us "tech geeks" to get together and play on the Internet. Anyway, this hotel is located in an old warehouse in the downtown area. The hotel had a 1940's motif, right down to the phones in the room. The hallways had pictures of Wichita back at the turn of the century. It's a neat place!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
This has to be one of the best bakeries in the state of Kansas. The Dutch Mill Bakery is located in the Amish Town of Yoder, just north of Hutchinson. Here, Amish ladies bake the freshest breads, cookies, and nothing beats their homemade cinnamon rolls. Yummy!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Last week when I was in Hutchinson, I had to pass through the town of Yoder. Yoder is an Amish community where some still drive horse and buggies. As I was driving through, I spotted these old thrashing machines. By the look of the rust, I don't think they had been used in quite a number of years.