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My name is Tony Phillips. I was unanimously voted...
- historian for our Model Railroad Club here in Fort Bragg. Which really means I was the sucker the members thought would take the job! I have been extremely lucky to team up with Roger Thornburn who is the genius behind the scenes doing all the code and mirrors and flim flam stuff on this website - and he's English too so he knows what I'm talking about when I complain about my aching "plates of meat." I see my job as assembling for the club members/world at large the material I and the Club have collected and I and the Club have been given into some semblance of order. The focus is not to create a history of the Mendocino Coast but to provide historical background to all the dioramas we are trying to include in our layout. To all those who have helped me - a HUGE thank you. t
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My introduction to the tulips of Amsterdam was in 1958 when I was 15 and this song was “Top of the Pops”. I warn you before you listen to it that it’s one of those songs that sticks in your … Continue reading
We purchased tickets the night before for a trip to see the Dutch countryside. After an exhausting trek from our flat to where we boarded the coach (bus) we finally got on our way. It turned out that the “country” … Continue reading
If you have been following these blogs you’ll understand that I have keen interest in calories and their effect on me. One of wife Sarah’s friends from church sent me this: No further comment.
Before I left for our trip to Amsterdam I asked people who’d been there which food did they recommend. Dutch apple pie. Dutch apple pie and dutch apple pie was the response. When we got to Amsterdam I found out … Continue reading
The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was first opened in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building … Continue reading
We started off Sunday morning slowly which allowed me to do a bit of work on the (literally) hundreds of photos I/we had taken. We were late getting to the VERY popular pancake house where we were to meet Sarah’s … Continue reading
Holly and Annalise were a bit slow Saturday morning following their flight from Iceland/JFK flight.Whilst the girls were sleeping in after their flight from JFK the day before I tried to do something about the oodles of pics I had … Continue reading