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Marillion Live in Atlanta

English band Marillion rarely makes it to the States due to the expense of touring.  Even more rare is them playing dates in the Southeast.  They typically just hit the big cities such as New York, Washington DC and Chicago.  Thus, when an Atlanta date was announced in Atlanta it was indeed a special occasion.  In fact, the last time they played Atlanta was in 1990. Marillion generally falls into the category of progressive rock similar to Yes and Genesis.  However, through the years, they have evolved to transcend that category incorporating pop, electronic and other influences into their...

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Phillip Island

On Wednesday, my sister and I were headed to Phillip Island. I dubbed this day ‘animal day’ since the tour included a stop at a nature center and finished with the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. Before our trip, I had planned and booked a couple of nerdy, Lord of the Rings tours.  So, this was a tour selected by my sister who loves animals. The tour pickup was not until 1.30 so we first made our way into the downtown area of Melbourne to eat lunch. Out brother was able to join us before his work duties. We ate at...

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Melbourne Part Two, High Tea and Cricket

After an amazing, but exhausting day on the Great Ocean Road, it was time to explore the city of Melbourne on Tuesday.  My brother had to work this day, so during breakfast, my sister and I planned out our day.  At this point, my sister informed me that she wanted to visit the Hotel Windsor for ‘high tea’.  I was not really sure what high tea was.  I like tea, though, so it sounded good to me. It turns out that high tea is typically something women get together and do.  And, since my sister did not have a...

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Maiden Drone Voyage

Here is the maiden voyage of our Phantom Standard 3 (Mark II) drone named the USS Raven.  My nephew CJ came up with the name and I like ravens, so the name stuck. I say Mark II since Mark I crashed in the woods and, despite the valiant efforts of my brother to revive it, the wounds were too deep. Anyways, enough about the first drone.  The new and improved (improved in that the new one has a accidental warranty on it so that if (when) there is another crash, we are covered) drone took it’s first flight today.  It was slightly windy.  However, nothing it’s experienced pilot, Evan, could not handle. This flight was recorded in beginner mode.  Thus, we were restricted to 100 feet in height.  That was fine for today given the windy conditions.  The resolution of the video was pretty impressive to me.  Ho Hopefully, this will be the first of many drone flights for the USS Raven.  And hopefully the locales get a little more exotic than our back...

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