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... incorporated carved pieces of walnut into the work. They were really beautiful. Some of the glass reminded us of the super high quality work done by our friend, Al Garber, in New Haven, whose lamps, sun catchers and other decorative pieces still adorn our house.
(we'll add pictures tomorrow.I hope.)
And, p.s., the truck's complaints had vanished this morning... so no hour-plus trip to uncertain expense and delay to get it fixed.
... derelict but is probably NOT beyond hope, as the Cass has thriving restoration/rebuilding shops. -- The D&G also supposedly hope to add some 4-6-0 Baldwins for use on much of the (hypothetically) restored-loop, though the grade and the switchbacks on the Cass between Durbin and Cass would probably rule out use of any much-heavier locomotives there.
As you can undoubtedly tell, ww thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all this and learning more than he knew before about a ...
... it's the largest one on Earth. You can look it up on the internet. It's the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. 485 feet tall and 110 meters in diameter. And the exhibits in their exhibit hall inside were also really interesting.
Back in Durbin, we noticed a door open at the firehouse, so Walt went in and struck up a conversation with the firefighter/EMT who was there. We chatted and ...
... was the degree of sensitivity of the telescope to radio interference of any kind. Because of that, there is a ban on the use of all sorts of things -- including digital cameras, anywhere near the telescopes AND a complete ban on cell phone use -- and towers -- in the whole valley! Thus no cell phone service! I don't feel so bad now that I know it's for a good reason!
Walt would have to fill in the details, because I didn't take notes, but this ...
... Then Thursday we'll come back and see what the Durbin RR has to offer.
for now, I've gotten onto FB and managed to tell several people that we have very little communication, so I'm feeling a little less cut off than I was an hour ago. As I write this, though, I remember that when my parents traveled after they retired, they had no internet and no cell phones. They went to the pay phone at the campground once a week and called home.
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