The Mural Complete- Berlin

Sunday morning, I walked from the train to the Schoenefeld Airport and noticed the scaffolding was down and the painting of the mural complete.

I saw the artist’s name, Steven Karlstedt. You might remember the photo of the painting of the mural when I arrived a couple of weeks ago.

https://rutheh.com/2018/04/03/the-mural-painter-in-berlin/

Photographed on March 31st

https://www.stevenkarlstedt.de/

Farewell until my next visit.

A Peek at Iceland on the Way Home

An aisle seat on both legs of my trip from Berlin to Pittsburgh via Reykjavik, meant no window pics-  by me.  Fortunately I had great seatmates.  One guy used my phone to shoot the scene for me and then Maíra captured the view on her phone and texted them to me. I wanted to see what Iceland looked like by day.

Berlin to Iceland- Canadian man who lives in Berlin and works in finance took these

 

Reykjavik to Pittsburgh photographed  by Maíra B. Software Trainer

 

Iceland and Pittsburgh Aitports  by me

Cleveland National Air Show – Guest Blog

Guest blog by my son-in-law James

Cleveland National Airshow at the Burke Lakefront Airport

“My cousin Troy is ranked a CW3 Warrant officer. He was in Afghanistan for a year, Kuwait for a year, and Germany flying around generals and other dignitaries  for 3 years. He is an 18 year army vet and has been a part of the Golden Knights for 1.5 years”….James 

 

Cousins Troy and James and Charles and The Golden Knights

 

 

 

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The Navy Blue Angels

 


Twenty Hour Journey

First leg of our journey complete.

Mary and I made it to Okanogan via Seattle and Wenatchee Washington to be with our brother David and his wife Carolee.

It’s a long way from New York City.  We got diverted to Minneapolis for a couple of hours but we were fortunate to make our connections. A little more excitement than we needed.

Here’s the article about  what happened on our way to Seattle.  Alaska Air couldn’t have been nicer to us.

view from David's window

Morning view in Okanogan

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Seattle Airport- The Olympic Mountain range in the distance

 

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Orchards from the Bombarier 400Q plane

 

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Ready for the winter, firewood pile

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Where we sleep in the Yoga Studio

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Grateful for the Deicing Crew

Not certain that’s a word, deicing,de-icing  but before Pittsburgh takeoff, a team sprayed down the plane.

 Flying in January can be feel iffy in northern climes. 

The beginning of my midwinter break last week. Preparing to leave winter for a lovely warm week, part one. Grateful for the crew who deiced the plane!

 
   

  
Colline’s blog reminds one to be grateful

Spectrum Wind by Duncan McDaniel Nashville Airport

Looking up into the skylight, I saw this very interesting sculpture during my layover enroute to Florida. It’s made with plastic SOLO cups.
I read there are three other skylight art installations but I am returning through Baltimore.

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