737 Flight Deck

Today, I took an excellent flight from Miami to Aruba via American Airlines. Absolutely fantastic crew from the Captain, to the co-pilot, to the cabin staff. Truly good people doing a great job. The meal was darn good as well; more on that in another post. I had the opportunity to chat with the pilot a few minutes. Here’s a look at the flight deck:

Flight deck of a Boeing 737.

Flight deck of a Boeing 737.

I noticed the llama on the console there and the pilot explained he got in Lima, Peru during a trip there. Here’s a close up:

Llama on the console of 737.

Llama on the console of 737.

I thought that was a nice touch. The pilot explained it was the turbulence indicator. “If it falls over, we have to slow down.” So, another great flight in the books. Thanks again to American Airlines for delivering me safely to my destination.

GoPro2, video review

The GoPro2 is a nice improvement from the regular old GoPro. Better resolution, nicer display, and many other features. Here’s my short video review, complete with footage from a Piper Cub and a dip in the pool.

A great camera at a decent price, I recommend the GoPro2 to get those great shots that would ruin a regular unit. Enjoy it!

Published in: on January 24, 2013 at 2:53 am  Leave a Comment  
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Balashi Chill in Island Gourmet

Here’s a little piece you’ll find in Aruba Nights Magazine, which provides lots of helpful info about Aruba. Pick it up when you arrive on-island. You’ll find it most everywhere: airport, hotels, etc. Just click on the link for the review.

Balashi Chill Review

Normally, I like whiskey, but every now and then it’s good to change things up and enjoy an cold beer. Bon dia!

Published in: on January 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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La Fleur Morange (taste #1)

As mentioned in previous posts, I cut back on the big red wines that are so good, but leave me with some reflux. However, I’ve found a temporary reflux patch that needed a test and I decided on this bottle, La Fleur Morange to give it a go.

2000 vintage La Fleur Morange

2000 vintage La Fleur Morange

The old saying goes like this: Buy on bread, sell on cheese. Looking for an honest palate, I cleared it with a piece of bread and gave the La Fleur Morange a swill. Very, very tasty indeed. Now, others have a different opinion of this wine and don’t we all. For me, it was slow to open, but contained all the great flavors I would expect from a crafted Bordeaux. And this producer is relatively new and working hard. The Grand Cru classification is well-deserved. This wine pairs with the usual suspects for me: veal, red sauce, and so on. Enjoy it or leave in the cellar for a few more years will it will surely get just a little bit better. Cheers!

Published in: on January 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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