Archive for July, 2011

A Night Cruise Across Mountains and Memories, Then to the Beach

Mike Padgett -

July 28, 2011 SEATTLE – Out the window of our plane approaching Sea-Tac, the evening sun reflecting off Puget Sound creates a giant pool of brilliant silver surrounded by shadows of blues and blacks. A ship or ferry cutting across the Sound leaves an arrow-shaped wake in the silver. Soon, I want to explore the […]

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A London Adventure, With Visits to Westminster, Stonehenge, Oxford, Warwick Castle and More

Mike Padgett -

July 19, 2011 LONDON – When you step off the Eurostar in London’s St. Pancras International Station, one of the first things you’ll see is the colorful Olympics symbol for the 2012 games hanging overhead. Personally, I plan to watch the Olympics on television and avoid the crowds and heavy traffic. London’s veteran taxi and […]

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In Philadelphia, A Close Encounter of the Presidential Kind

Mike Padgett -

July 6, 2011 PHILADELPHIA – He was in guard dog mode, this man in a suit ordering me to stay in the hotel lobby. He was part of the Secret Service effort establishing a protective bubble around President Obama. Our encounter with the presidential entourage started after lunch June 30. We were moving from the […]

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