Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well the new camera has been ordered.

With that and a little more work being done on my trusty steed I shall be able to drive around again with impunity. Since the camera will be arriving sometime next week and I would like to get started again I'll just shoot UMass with the old camera. Then I can move on with my next itinerary point. It's too bad that 3 to 5 days just isn't 3 to 5 days anymore. One would think it would arrive between the 19th and 21st not the 22nd to 27th. Oh well, what would I know about distribution and shipping. It's not like I have any experience with it.

Anyway, here is another odd little link I found. If you have a little spare cash and want to stimulate the economy why not purchase your own little piece of history. Say, you could even start your own museum.

Ancient Resources.com offers everything you could think of buying outside of purchasing from the black market. Ever wonder how Indiana Jones made all his money...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Little Slow Right Now...

I hope to say that the slowdown in updates will end soon. I had a number of distractions hit me at once and the weather really hasn't helped. The car and digital camera should be taken care of this week. That being done I should be ready to start my visits again.

The next library I plan to hit will be the W.E.B. DuBois Library at UMass in Amherst. For those of you unfamiliar with Western Mass there really are some very scenic routes to travel. When I was commuting to UMass and working various jobs up in that area I drove that route every day, every time of day. Route 47 is a nice enjoyable drive. I haven't done it in a while, so actually I am looking forward to it.

I may have a little added bonus for your patience as well.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I don't remember moving to Florida.

The weather here has been pretty downright miserable. It has been 90+ F the last few days. The heat has done nothing to drive my desire to get any serious writing done. My cats even have that laying down on ground in the African Savannah look to them. So I have been reading and enjoying some mental cotton candy.

But I wanted to post a little something. So here is a website I stumbled upon. It is a nifty little page detailing some of the history of Interstate 91. Those of you out there who remember the world before 91 may find this a little interesting. My father used to live down by Rt. 5 (Riverdale Road) in West Springfield and he remembers the time before 91 and seeing the highway actually being built. The only thing that is equivalent in my life would be the construction of the Holyoke Mall. I used to live in the Whiting Farms apartments and I remember the road to nowhere. That eventually became the mall. Back in the day Rt. 5 was the main drag, now not so much, although the establishment of major shopping centers such as the Holyoke Mall and the Riverdale Shops certainly brought it back to life.

Can you imagine a Western Mass now without Interstate 91? Route 5 has a lot of traffic lights ya know.

History of Interstate 91

The site itself is a part of 'Bostonroads.com' which is dedicated to all the major thoroughfares in the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Busy With The Holidays

I've been on a bit of a mental vacation these last few days. I haven't forgotten about you here. I'll write more soon once I am past the 4th. Here is a cool place I found online for those of you who like art in a painted medium. I am sure that they have other cool stuff in there. Sadly this place is across the country. However, should you find yourself out that way you may wish to drop in and take a look.

The de Young Museum of the Fine Museums of San Fransisco. They currently have a Birth of Impressionism exhibit being presented there. Good stuff!

Enjoy.