Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunday, May 3, 2009
1. Looks full size? Just really far off? Well its not.
2. Eva is so strong
3. Ah Europe. Look closely, I bet you wish you were on that boat guys.
4. The Brandenburg gate (Berlin), complete with moving tractor knocking down slab of the Wall. 20 years this year by the way.
5. The Atomium in the background
I've been traveling Europe for years, trying to see it all. Who knew all I had to do was make a trip to the Bruparck in Brussels to see many of the countries most famous building......in miniature. Who doesn't like miniature? Incidentally this is the second miniature display I have attended in as many months. My friend Joe, my brother Jeff and I went to Victoria, Canada for one night (from WA state) on St Patrick's day. There they have a great mini museum that my brother and I visited. It was cool to see all the details in the dioramas with a variety of themes, until we got to the end and I said to my brother "you realize now we're just looking at doll houses," as the battle scenes had waned a bit. Anyway, mini Europe...enjoy.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The first three are in Interlaken and the next two are in Berlin.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Eva and I just got back to Belgium this morning after two weeks in California visting my family. When we first arrived we spent a few nights in Death Valley with my mother's side. To see some good pictures, and of my nieces and new nephew, go to the other blog. www.erniebert08.blogspot.com
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Eva and I are here in Belgium for three weeks. We planned to be here to spend Christmas with her family. Then the day after Christmas we fly to California to spend time with my family which will include a few days camping in Death Valley. Then back to Belgium for a few weeks to sort out my papers, then off to South East Asia for three months or so. Eva has posted some more photos and a few 360 videos on the other blog, you have to search for them in the Novemeber and Decemeber posts. The other blog again is www.erniebert08.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Because beef is such a big part of the Argentinian diet, so of course are cows a big part of the Argentinian economy. With all those cows, of course there needs to be Cowboys, but they call them Gauchos. The Gaucho has a big roll to play in Argentinian national idenity. Before arriving we found out that Nov 10th is Dia De La Tradicion a day to celebrate these horseback heros. Also we found out that the biggest festival of them all was in San Antonio Del Areco, a town about 2 1/2 hours away from. We were going to be in the area during the festival, so we had to go. We had a great time, even though we didn't stay the whole festival. It was a bit too expensive. All hotel prices were jacked up during the festival, so we couldonly aford two nights there, but it was well worth it. We got to see racing, roping, dancing, singing and eating (we partook as well) as the Gaucho does. San Antonio itself is a nice town although possibly a little sleepy for most peoples tastes, outside of festival time.