Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Musings.

Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my bride, then she was off to the truck company and then the restaurant.

Got an e-mail from my son Sam Jr with a picture of the space shuttle Enterprise being barged up the Hudson River that he took from his office this morning, he sent me one of it being flown around Manhattan last week on top of it’s transporter plane. It will be placed on display on board the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is on the Hudson River at a pier just a few blocks from his Condo. The fly by photo is a news file photo. The barge photo is taken by my Son.


                           Fly By last week.

Shuttle Enterprisetaken from SamJr'soffice

          Today from Sam Jr’s Office window.

Looks like a ton of river traffic giving it an escort. What an exciting day at work.Another thing I noticed it how the New Jersey side has grown up, when I was young and made New York City trips, the New Jersey side with nothing but railroad yards and ship piers. Looks like a lot of office space and a Hyatt Hotel on the riverfront.

We are still waiting for news on Donna’s test. I hope no news is good news.

Not much going on here today, went to the O’Fallon post office to mail a dvd with some of my Navy pictures to another fellow flyer who I located in New Hampshire. He was on the USS Independence with me. He says he travels so maybe we will meet up one of these days before we both get the chop.

Another sunny day with a temp right around 80, Life is good here in Dardenne Prairie, but those pesky thunder storms have a way of popping up when you least expect it, Just like in Florida.

Hope everyone is having a fine time, summer is upon us, be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..


  1. I am so sorry...I didn't read blogs much for a couple weeks..didn't know about Donna...Hoping for the best...

  2. Hope you have the results soon. Thinking of you and hoping for a good report.

  3. How cool that your son got to see the space shuttle being taken up the river in New York.

    Hoping Donna's test is good news. We are thinking of you two.

    Kevin and Ruth

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  5. Hey Sam, here's a Gal out west who likes trains:))


  6. It's unfortunate those great machiens will no longer be flying. No real replacement either, sounds like Government planning to me! :)~

    Have a great weekend, it's going to be around 90 here.