The Adventure...

This year's vacation, an overdue one since the last time I went on vacation was in 2009!  Here are some samples of the photos taken on our vacation (Tiffany and I), you can see more photos at my Facebook Vacation 2014 album.  We enjoyed our time at a highly recommended restaurant that has made it to our list of stops, as a place to stop when we're in town DiNapoli's Firehouse located in Barstow.

Barstow, California
We even manage to get to see a Jethawk's game while we were there...

Lancaster, California
Tiffany was having fun (when she was awake) taking photographs throughout the country side, since I have tendencies of staying off the main highways...

Somewhere in the High Desert, California 

Big Bear, California
However, it always seems that I will make a stop by a fire service station, I couldn't help myself but had to visit old places that I have not been to since the late 80's, like Gen. Wm. J. Fox Airport where my last Civil Air Patrol squadron was located, I did manage to get some photographs of aircraft while there and was lucky to get one of the cranes being worked on.

Barstow, California

Barstow Fire Dept. HQ, California

736 being worked on at Fox Field Airport

New sign was not there in the 80's

But it seems like I'll always have the nick to find some odd balls things, as well as Tiffany since she spotted the fire hydrant.

Barstow, California

Pasadena, California

Power Morphicon 4 - PMC4

I was invited to the PMC4 this year, by Tiffany.  I learned that it's every two years that they hold the Power Morphicon in Pasadena, once again I was not too sure how I would have liked it.  Being that I'm new to this activity, I was amazed at the costumes that the fans wore some were home made and many were bought from companies.  What truly amazed me was the fandom it has, there were people there from Australia, Philippines, UK, and I won't be surprise from other parts of the world.  Met up with several from other States from the Facebook groups that I belong to.  But the most amazing part of PMC4 that I noticed, no matter your age, physical condition, etc., everyone was polite, courteous, and having a ball!  

Cosplayers in their favorite costume

Deka Swan/Kat Ranger both civilian and morph
Custom home made on left and professionally made costumes 

You can see more photographs of the PMC4 , by clicking on the link.  Guess I would have to wait another two years for the next Power Morphocon!


Overdue Vacation?

 Long over due vacation...but is it a vacation?  Travelling throughout the desert to our destination...
looking for something to eat on old historic routes...
now if you ever wonder where would be a great place to eat and yet not be part of a major food chain, why not stopped in at a fire department headquarters or ask a police officer; in our case we stopped in at fire department headquarters so some photos of their outside decorations (to be uploaded at a later date), I happen to ask the Chief about places to eat.  Sure enough, he knew of a great place that is owned by a firefighter, so if you're ever in Barstow area check out DiNapoli's Firehouse. I also managed to score another patch for my collection from the Chief...
Finally made it the hub where we'll be bouncing from to all of our conferences, even Tiffany has a convention in town and making final preparations.... 
Tiffy testing helmet w/brother
and waking up to beautiful and warm mornings....
Woke up at 5:49am outside by 6:15am


Your ID from DMV

Are people naive? You go to the department of motor vehicle to get your state ID or driver's license, birth certificate, SSN, etc., what do you think is on that bar code or magnetic strip? Definitely not just your name, address, and date of birth...your history is on it!  So when you shop at a store and they ask for your ID and they scan it, that computer won't show it, how do you think you're getting stuff in the mail or junk mail in your email? SMH