Yet Another Trip To The UK

A while back, I was transferred to a new team at my $JOB.  This team is more aligned with what I normally do, so this is a good thing.  Plus, I know all other folks on the team, and I like them, including the manager.  The only drawback is that I am the only US-based person on the team, as the rest of them are in London.  Upside, I got to go over for some training and planning.

I had a bit more down-time in the evenings this trip which I knew about in advance, so I brought over my big camera and my travel camera, a Panazonic DCM-ZS40, and a Gorilla-pod and had some fun walking around.

4th Of July 2018 Trip Photos

This past week, the family and I headed to San Antonio for the 4th of July holiday.  I naturally wanted to take some photos, and we wanted to see some fireworks.  In addition, the eldest wanted to start looking at college campuses.

The trip was a lot of fun, and I did get some good photos (see below), but the weather did not cooperate for the fireworks.  There was some serious rain in the afternoon, and the Powers That Be(TM) decided to cancel the displays.

We did end up spending a lot of time wandering around the River Walk which was nice and relaxing.  Our favorite places were still there, so we enjoyed some good food and ice cream.

As you can see, the light was good, and the River Walk was nice and lush.

We did get to SA a few years back for the 4th, and we enjoyed it then, as well.

 

Another Trip to the UK

As I teased before, I was back in the UK for some meetings.  The original plan got all sideways when my main person I was meeting with left for paternity leave just before I got over there.  No worries, as I was able to use the time to meet with others and get some good work done.

This time, I brought my main camera over with me, and spent some of the downtime taking pictures, mainly in Bournemouth, as I was only in London for the Monday, and was in meetings all day.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took.  Enjoy!

#NeverAgain

March For Our Lives

 

The numbers are unbelievable.  As I write this, we are 12 weeks into 2018, and there have been 17 school shootings in the US where someone was injured or killed.  1.4 per week.  And, if you look outside of schools, there have been to date 50 mass shootings where 4 or more people were injured or killed, not counting the shooter.  50 since January 1, 2018.

Never Again.

I plan to talk to my US and Texas Representatives and Senators about the issue.  Yesterday, I went with my two oldest to the March For Our Lives protest in Houston.  I am proud to say, it was my kids who wanted to go.

Naturally, I took my camera and tried to capture the spirit of the event with photos of the signs and a couple of videos.  They are posted in the photos section.