First in Flight: Wright Brothers Memorial

by Varune (with Kula), July 2016. Man got the idea to fly from birds.  They made gliders and flew from top of hills. The wind glided them down.  Sometimes the gliders crashed.  The aviators got injured, or even died.  It is safer to glide over sand.  To learn gliding, climb up a hill, in a windy place, over…

Denver to Sacramento on the California Zephyr

The Zephyr California Zephyr is the Amtrak’s train that runs from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California, with bus connections across the bay to San Francisco.  Zephyrus means the  Greek god of the west wind. True to the reputation of its name, California Zephyr traverses one of the most scenic railroad routes in North America.   While taking nothing…