|Tony at the races with Claire and monica|
|Three San Francisco icons: The Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, close to the America's Cup festivities; Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill; and towering over the Bay on the Marin County side, Mt. Tamalpais|
|Three fine folks at the races: Troy heidesch, daughter Claire, and Monica Mindling Heidesch ...|
As far as the races went, we could not see much of it from our vantage point other than via the many huge screens. But the most telling scene played out in the morning right in front of me as the crew exited the stage after the introductions, marching right past me. The smiling and waving Kiwis were in telling contrast to the grim and determined visages of the USA Oracle team. And no wonder - entering the day already down by several races, Team USA would loose another two by days end. More photos from my day at the races here.
|The grim and determined visage of Team USA was in contrast to ...|
|... the confidently smiling Kiwi team|
|Kermit, the green Royalite|
Kermit is a cute little travel typewriter in excellent shape. He even comes with a zipper travel case, that has also been well cared for. A great find by Mike, and I am grateful to him for making it available to me. Chances are it will go to one of my 13 or so grandchildren, several of whom have been clamoring for typewriters since I began my letter-writing program to them. Unless, that is, I decide to keep Kermit for my own use on our RV trips.
And then another stop. This one in downtown Sacramento, where it turned out that forging through the rush hour traffic was well worth it, as I picked up a lovely Remington Deluxe Model 5 from an eBay seller.
And then at home, awaiting me in a huge carton; A 1911 Harrris Visible. The first standard machine I've collected since pulling my cherished Royal no. 10 from a neighbor's trash can back in 1967. Who needs more than one standard? But I couldn't resist the opportunity to acquire a lovely vintage relic, a 3-bank double shifter at that, that seemed to possibly be in usable shape.
|Lots of levers and keys whose mysterious functions have yet to be revealed to me|