(coming soon!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Second Carmageddon in Los Angeles

Californians like to complain about traffic and we talk about distance in terms of minutes and hours as opposed to miles and the word "depending," as in "....depending upon the traffic" is a part of our idiom for travel distrance.

However, even though I've sat occasionally in the morning rush hour that takes sales clerks and mechanics from Riverside County (60 miles but sometimes two and one-half hours away) to the Santa Monica Beach, or the 16 mile trip from my home to downtown Los Angeles which can take one hour and one-half, it seems that Sao Paulo in Brazil tops even us:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19660765

Courtesy of AP & BBC News

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wow, a new post!

Been the busiest year - with some incredible highs and a couple of lows .....

More to come with an update but today is about Los Angeles, and its history of aerospace and flight.

A child of Los Angeles with childhood memories of visits to my parents' friends, the husband of which invented the atomic clock that was essential to space flight, I sat today on the beach - where else! - to watch the last flight of the Endeavor, cradled on a 747, a plane now dear to my heart (see my 747 Wing House series), do its last ever fly over.

Some quick pics...