Category Archive: History

Hiking Bear Butte

Panorama view from summit of Bear Butte - looking toward the Black Hills

The first time I hiked up Bear Butte, I went up alone early in the morning. No one else was around as the wind whispered through the trees. The hike was more strenuous than I expected but nothing out of the ordinary. As I climbed, the sun broke through the high wispy clouds to pour …

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AirVenture 2011

At the end of July every year, one of the greatest shows in aviation starts in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – EAA’s AirVenture.  This year I was hoping to have my dad along in tow, but that just didn’t work out.  Instead, I went up by myself for “Warbird Friday.”  The weather had been somewhat cloudy and …

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Flying History

Toward the end of July, the world’s only flying B-29 flew into DuPage County Airport (DPA).  FiFi – the B-29 – was making stops on its way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.  I was planning to go to AirVenture and hoped to see FiFi but I also know that the annual EAA event is …

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Images from San Juan

So a friend of mine recently asked if I had any pictures from San Juan, and I answered – Yes, I do.  However, I've just been too lazy or busy to put them up.  Well, I'm trying to rectify that now, so here are some images from those few short days on that very pretty …

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