Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Texas Wind Farm

Steve is at the Loraine, TX. site where Third Planet Windpower (TPW) is constructing their first wind farm. He is a part of turbine inspections in advance of the towers being commissioned to go “online” and produce electricity. This involves actually climbing towers and completing a checklist of items inside the nacelle generator head.
He sent these pictures this morning, with the following comment:
OK – attached is the evidence that TPW actually owns an operating wind farm in Loraine, TX. Also proves I can also be foolish as well.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Thought I would add in some of my favorite Erin photos since we have not posted any pictures recently. We are all heading to Seattle this week. I am speaking at a conference and Sarah and Erin are coming along. We are looking forward to the trip!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Had a nice visit with Eileen, John and Anya. They got here about 9:45 Friday morning. We went over to see Mom later in the morning. We visited in the chapel area until about noon. They went to lunch while the food was served in 600, then came back here and stayed until about 3:15. Interesting news about a family get-together in April. I'll have to see what kind of arrangements are available here.

Today is an anniversary of sorts for me. The Aulick arrived at Leyte 65 years ago and got the first taste of combat the next day while protecting the underwater demolition teams clearing the beach for the troops to go ashore the following day.

Clint Eastwood's Mission Inn

Here are some photos of Clint's Mission Inn. He bought an old sheep farm which was about to be torn down and replaced with condos. The buildings are old and wood frame and contain many out buildings in which people can stay and eat. The restaurant is where we ate and we ate on the verandah.

Friday, October 16, 2009

In Carmel

Melissa, Dave, Molly, Pat and I had a great time in Carmel, California. The weather was cool but sunny. We went on the 17 mile drive, to the Monterrey Aquarium, shopped in Carmel by the Sea, went to the beach there, and visited Point Lobos State Reserve. We burned a wood fire in the mornings and evenings and walked the mountains of the Highlands of Carmel. A good time was had by all!