This sailboat was the first boat entered into the Americas Cup that was not designed and built by traditional boat builders, but by aeronautics engineers in Salt Lake City. the 75 foot Jayhawk was built for the 1992 Americas Cup - and won! It came home to Wichita Kansas in March 1992 and is dry docked at Waterfront Park in Wichita, in front of the Hyatt Regency!
Monday, June 16, 2008
This was an interesting collage globe - the color comes from seed packets! There were quite a few artistic globes in the display outside the US Botanical Gardens, across the street from the US Capitol. The gardens are a Smithsonian museum!
Notice the two colors of stone in the monument - While building the Washington Monument, US ran out of money for the project and stopped. When funds were raised to complete it, the stone came from the same quarry but much deeper than previously, causing the color difference in the monument.
I have added some albums of Lighthouse photos from our 2008 trip to the east coast. These are on a permanent right sidebar! Use the link to navigate to Bubbleshare. There you will see my first lighthouse photos. After you view the first album click on my name to go see my other albums! We actually saw 17 lighthouses on this trip, but only 15 had photos worth publishing. The other two were quite distant, only accessible by boat, and we couldn't get any closer! The two not shown are Old Baldy (Cape Fear River Lighthouse) North Carolina amd Baltimore Lighthouse near Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland!
I believe my current US Lighthouse count is 53! Since there are 821 recorded lights in the US, I guess we will have to plan a few more trips! smile!