Those were the words of a WWII veteran in regards to the government shutdown. I think the observation is dead on – it is absolutely nuts. How in the world can the Republican party allow a small fraction of the party to wield such influence in trying to undo what elections and supreme court has already made and confirmed into law? It just defeats common sense how anyone could attempt to deny healthcare to the people of the country and feel good about it.
The newly built South Concourse at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) opened for service today, with Mayor Eric Garcetti and previous Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa among others present. The Architecture looks interesting from the outside and the roofline is meant to invoke breaking waves against the shores of the Pacific Ocean, that lies just west of the airport, in our minds. The new concourse is also ready to handle “Group 6” aircraft which includes the Airbus A380 double decked aircraft which is currently the biggest passenger jet as measured both by number of passengers and in size.
Sweden is said to have the most restored 50’s U.S. made cars in the world. For example, although only 2 1958 Cadillac convertibles were originally sold in Sweden today there are over 200 of them registered in Sweden. Every year there are thousands of U.S. made classic cars imported into Sweden. In the town of Rättvik by lake Siljan in the landscape of Dalarna (Dalecarlia) there is an annual event called “Classic Car Week” , where thousands of proud owners show off their (mostly) restored classic cars. TheLosAngeleno was there and brought some pictures for your enjoyment!
We will add more pictures shortly, stay tuned!
I can highly recommend for any U.S. citizen that want to broaden their views to travel to Europe, spend some time in Spain, Italy, France and of course don’t forget Scandinavia. I just arrived in Sweden form southern Europe last night, and this morning I boarded a flight that essentially replicated my first flight (see earlier post). It was a different plane and a different airport in Stockholm, the old Bromma airport was the airport then, today Arlanda is the big commercial airport in Stockholm. As it happened, I found myself on the flight on the small Saab 2000 (50-58 passenger 2 engine turbo-prop)
with the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and his Queen Silvia. They were on their way to their summer castle on the island of Öland off the coast of Småland (birthplace of Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA) to spend some time there. I even had the chance of wishing them a relaxing time off at the castle. They are both very nice people and Queen Silvia has a most engaging smile – she is a beautiful Queen!
Here is the Queen in the passenger seat and the King driving for their trip over the bridge to the island and their summer castle.
The security detail followed in the standard issue black Volvo sedan.