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June 3, 2017: Today was my final
day in Texas after the Graduation on June 1, and the birthday party / graduation
party at my son's house in Round Rock. When I boarded my flight from
Austin to Atlanta, I pulled out my phone with the maps for tracking
the flight to Atlanta using the GPS in the phone. I did not have an APP to
save the ground track, but I did observe the route and managed to "connect the
dots" of the flight using aviation waypoints on my Garmin GPS 296 when I got home. Here
is the only outside photo I snapped when crossing the Mississippi River looking at
Cottonwood Bar not far from Transylvania, Louisiana. This view is from the
right side of the airplane looking south.
Here is the Google Earth image of this area looking SOUTH much like I was
seeing the area when I flew over in the Delta Air Lines flight from Austin to
Atlanta. US 65 is running north/south on the west side of the river in
Here is the same area showing NORTH UP like a map.
Here is the route after I created waypoints on my GPS and entered those
waypoints in Google Earth to create the red line seen here.
Here is an approximation of the DALAS Arrival which begins near Dallas,
Georgia. I used to listen to Atlanta Center talking to airline flights heading to Atlanta from the northwest and
Midwest cities, from my house in East Ridge,
Tennessee. They were all routed via ROME VOR and DALAS intersection
before contacting Atlanta Class B approach controllers.
My evening meal in the Atlanta airport was small and quick while changing planes in Atlanta. Instead of a sausage biscuit, it was a waffle sandwich with a sausage patty and egg. It was good. The flight to Melbourne departed on time with an on time arrival at MLB. There was one thing of interest when I was waiting to board my flight in Austin going to Atlanta. A lady sitting across from me at the gate has one the "49 faces" that looked like someone famous. She looked very much like the actress in the CBS television show "Madam Secretary", Téa Leoni. This lady was from Virginia making a connection via Atlanta.
InfoComm 2017 Trade Show in Orlando, Florida
June 14, 2017: This Wednesday and
Thursday I attended a trade show at the Orange County Convention Center in
Orlando. The ride from my house to the convention center is just under 70
miles in my old Caddy. I always work with sales people from our largest
stocking distributor at these trade shows. Here is a picture of their
10-foot by 20-foot booth which was also used at a trade show in Denver a couple of years ago.
I had a few popular items that fit in my computer bag displayed on a small
table at one end of the booth. Those foam trucks from Toner cable are
stress relievers to squeeze as needed. They have advertising on them of
course to be given away at these shows. The exhibits were open for three
days starting on Wednesday. I worked the first two days as the last day is
usually a slow day with less customers.
June 15, 2017: On this date in 2011, I
survived a cardiac arrest with the help of Barbarajean Garcia seen here with me
again in these pages. Her name has been corrected from my first
posting. There is no space after Barbara as seen earlier. She showed
me her driver's license and her new name tag on her uniform. She was born
and raised in Brooklyn.
She also introduced me to medic Nick Sirny who was a key member of the
rescue team that worked on me six years ago on this date. I also learned
some additional details of the event from that day. I told them of my
memories that began in the ambulance outside the convention center and the
highlights of that afternoon and the surgery on June 18.
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