Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bob at work: Denver

Just to prove that I am, indeed, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I submit this photo. My stuff appears on News Cut. There's a lot of it there -- 28 posts as of this morning -- including the levitating wizard. And last night I met the guy on whom the Radar O'Reilly character is said to be based.

Let's see CNN give you that kind of coverage.

This is the first national political convention I've covered strictly as a print (Web) guy and so far I think it's gone pretty well. I had back-to-back 21-hour days Monday and Tuesday and today I'm hoping to slow down a bit.

I did do a little radio, but that was just me having fun.

This stuff is hard work under occasionally frustrating conditions, but that's part of the fun. You start each day with a blank page. I'm not looking forward to the Republican Convention in St. Paul (I'll take one day off -- Saturday -- maybe), but then again, I never look forward to assignments until they're actually underway.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day-tripping: Madeline Island

While I'm building my RV airplane, I still need to keep current while I fly. Most of my flying is touch and goes and some local flying. My currency with the FBO I rent from is up next week, so this weekend we decided we needed to go somewhere. Carolie, who has never flown with me for any significant amount of time, was game for a day trip up to Madeline Island on Lake Superior for lunch. So we launched around 10:30 and by a little after noon, we were walking down the road on Madeline Island heading for the ferry.

It's probably somewhat significant that as we took the ferry back to the island later, an RV-6 circled overhead. Another reason to finish up the RV airplane project -- 3.9 hours of rental : $507. Criminy.

(Change the pictures by clicking the arrows --forward or backward -- below the captions. Or just click on the image.)

Related links:
  • Our trip to Madeline Island last year.
  • Sunrise on Lake Superior.
  • Saturday, August 09, 2008

    Bob makes the minors

    I threw out the "first pitch" at tonight's St. Paul Saints - Fort Worth Cats Northern League game (will somebody please tell me what Ft. Worth is doing in the Northern League?)

    Actually, about six of us threw out the first pitch. Here's some pictures.