Daddy Claxton at Glacier Point June 12, 2008

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Daddy Claxton at Glacier Point June 12, 2008

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Over The Edge At Glacier Point 6.12.8

Jun 13, 2008 by

Over The Edge At Glacier Point 6.12.8
Yes, this is an illusion, but not too far behind me is a significant
drop off of some 3,000 feet.

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Sunset at Half Dome June 12,2008

Jun 12, 2008 by

Sunset at Half Dome June 12,2008

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Note to Self About LaGuardia Terminal D

Jun 3, 2008 by

Dear Self, there were restaurants in the lobby before you went through airport screening at LaGuardia.  There is "The Fig" when you get inside.  For $7.50 you got three scrambled eggs, a piece of bacon and a patty sausage.  And don't forget the bottle of Lipton iced tea.  If you are going to go to LaGuardia and wait at your gate in the morning before eating breakfast, eat before you go through the long, serpentine line through TSA.  When you think of going through security or sitting at the end of the runway waiting for your plane's turn to take off, just think patience.  You shall need it. 

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New York Cabbies

Jun 2, 2008 by

Well, much has been said throughout time about the nature of New York Cabbies.  You get all the clichés but when it comes down to it, well, I kind of like 'em. 

For the one thing, the back seats are quite roomy and comfy, even for a bigger person like me.  I got in and out of them with ease.   In Chicago, it was a challenge getting in and out of the back of a crown vic.

Here, the ones I've been in, all look brand new, they're clean, and they even have a TV monitor in the back so you can see Chan 7 news, weather, etc.  And, unlike Chicago, you can pay by credit card.  A blessing if you haven't found an ATM and you need to get from point A to point b.

Yes, they can drive fast and they create their own lanes, but hey, they get you there quick.  I tried private transportation back to my hotel today and I prefer a cab. 

Hey, Rick Davis, you'll love this.  A NYC cabbie told me today that McClain is going to win in November "because these two keep putting their foots in their mouths."  My thought upon hearing that, is if a cabbie is saying that, you're in a good way. 

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Daddy Claxton, as done by NYC artist at 7th and Broadway

Jun 2, 2008 by

Daddy Claxton, as done by NYC artist at 7th and Broadway

As I was eating dinner at TGI Friday's in Time Square tonight, I saw
this man at the corner of 7th and Broadway and 46th St. who did
drawings. He did this in about five minutes and it's not bad. My
grandfather, the late Andrew Sheptak, did one, too, but he apparently
paid about $2000 for his. This one, $5 for the drawing. Now I have
to figure out how I'm going to get it home without getting it messed
up. He didn't quite get my forehead right, but hey, it was only $5
and done out on the street in the middle of Time Square.

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Umbertos Clam House, Dennis I found it!

Jun 2, 2008 by

Umbertos Clam House, dennis I found it!

In 1992, Gov. Guy Hunt's Chief of Staff Dennis Nabors brought me and one other to New York to eat one night on a break from the NGA meeting at Princeton.  One place we couldn't find was Umberto's Clam House, which I've told people about ever since. We wound up at The River Cafe instead. Well today, 16 years later I found it, though in Little Italy in the Bronx. It was at Arthur and 186th. Maybe some day I can eat there.

For you trivia buffs, there is historical significance of the place located at 129 Mulberry Street in Little Italy, Manhattan.–and not the one in the Bronx, but the one in Manhattan: 

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