Friday, November 29, 2013

TREKKIES IN GA

Believe it or not, the little town of Kingsland, on the southern coast of Georgia, has a film studio (a location of Farragut Films) that boasts the largest freestanding Star Trek sets in the USA.

On December 7th this year, they are hosting Farragut Fest. Attendees can meet some of the cast/crew of the internet series and admire the sets: bridge, transporter room, sickbay, shuttlecraft, and more. These sets are used in the production of "Starship Farragut" and "Star Trek Continues" internet series, with more series planned.

Hard to believe we'll be having Trekkies from all over coming together in this little place! If you're a Trekkie and aren't too far away, come on down!

Here's a picture from an article in the Jacksonville Times-Union:


The bridge set of the USS Farragut during the recent filming of the next Starship Farragut episode, Conspiracy of Innocence. Many of these actors are scheduled for Farragut Fest, the Dec. 7 open house at the studio in Kingsland.  DAN SCANLAN/The Times-Union

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CHRISTMAS TREE

Yes, I know it isn't Thanksgiving till tomorrow, but I couldn't wait till after it to put our tree up.

A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected package in the mail. In it was a handmade Christmas ornament from our former neighbors! I've been chomping at the bit ever since to get a tree and hang it. (Our old tree bit the dust last year and I failed to buy one during the after-season sales, alas.)

Finally my guy gave in. Well, not so much gave in as got bulldozed into buying one and putting it up. Not a pretty tree, mind you. More like an artificial Charlie Brown tree. But it's up and my ornaments are on it, waiting for the finishing touches when we finally find our last Christmas box that somehow got lost during the moves.

I took a picture of the ornament. See the little bird with its eggs? It's lovely and all the more for our ex-neighbor thinking of us!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HORSES

Been busy for the past couple of weeks with company and a virus. Finally got back to normal this weekend and visited the local stables where a friend boards her horse. We didn't get any photos of the stable itself but maybe next time. It's a lovely, well-kept place.

But here are some of the horses:

This pretty guy??? gal??? was curious when we came up and looked out to welcome us.


When we went over to check out the training rings, these people were just coming in from a trail ride. Looks like fun, doesn't it?



And this handsome fellow was getting hosed down by his owner after they'd had a hard training lesson. He wasn't too fond of the water but he behaved like a gentleman!


A very nice day!

Monday, November 11, 2013

VETERANS DAY

Every Veterans Day I marvel at the sacrifice so many men and women have made for this country. From the French and Indians Wars, while we were still colonies, to today's wars in the Middle East, our people have fought and died--are still fighting and dying.

Some restaurants are giving free meals and some stores are giving discounts to veterans and others in the military. They deserve it.

The rest of us can only add our thanks and try to show our appreciation in other ways.

Happy Veterans Day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

AIRPLANE RIDES

Our little airport has been busy this week. First all the jets coming and going, bringing people in before the GA/FL football game and taking them out again. Also planes bringing people in before the McGladrey Golf Classic that's next week. Seems like no sooner does one get off the runway than another takes its place!

But more interesting is the plane here for the weekend. My guy had to hustle to get a picture before it moves on to Savannah. It's an old Ford Trimotor. If you could zoom in, you could see the writing on the body: Eastern Air Transport! Remember Eastern, anyone?

Anyway, rides are $75 a pop. It can hold up to nine passengers, each with its own window. Cool, huh?




Saturday, November 2, 2013

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Well, tonight is the night we have to set our clocks...

Let me think now. Spring forward in spring, fall back in autumn.

So I guess we'll be setting the clocks back tonight. That means tomorrow morning, when we get up at our usual internal time, it'll actually be an hour later.

So we could sleep for an extra hour if we like! I'm all for that!

Although to be perfectly honest, I don't know why we must go through this every year. I don't really feel we save that much energy, no matter how many early risers keep chirping they get so much more done in the summer because of the daylight savings hours.

Pooh on them.