Author: Richie Kennedy

  • Manual Adjustment

    On my way home from Union Station (see yesterday’s blog entry), I jiggled around with the wire running between the swith and the cruise control on the PA. I set the cruise at 65, and lo and behold, the darn thing finally works (and I located the “Cruise” light that turns on with the cruise…

  • Weekend of trains

    I seem to be blogging once a week… Saturday (12/18), I went with my brother, grandmother, and my cousin Cyrus to see “The Polar Express.” As my cousin Cieara (Cyrus’s mommy) is in her third trimester on her second pregnancy and can’t really stand sitting for extended period of time, we decided to use this…

  • What they don’t want you to know

    George W. Bush, Sadaam, Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, et al. are all borne out of genetically enhanced embryos. They have a superiority complex and an enhanced thirst for blood. There are more embryos in refrigerated storage under the Hills of Holliday. The project that created these embryos was financed by a group of shape-shifting aliens…

  • The holy grail

    I would call this the Holy Grail of Roadmaps…. Sunday, I was going through the Kansas Map collection at the TR Smith map library and found what I would call the “holy grail” of Roadmaps…. A 1918 Hockaday roadmap of Kansas. In the days before numbered routed, F.W. Hockaday marked the major trails with direction…

  • First fall

    Last night brought us quite a bit of wet snow…. 5-6 inches. The PA had to have half an hour of work just to get it out from under the snow (enough time, of course, to warm the cockpit.) Anyway, the first snowfall to me means a trip to the railroad tracks. I went out…

  • I’ve got to change that about me page

    Besides the fact that I’ve changed the formatting, the “about me” page is out of date. I finished my KU classes 3 years ago. For the last three years, I’ve been attached to the Golf Course Superindendants Association of America as an intern in the Information Technology department. In reality, I’ve assisted in keeping track…

  • working out the new PA’s bugs

    As of Monday, I have officially held title to a 94 Buick Park Avenue. Howeve, that doesn’t mean I’ve ran into little problems First off (and this isn’t too bad), the previous owners were smokers. I literally washed the seatbelts and the front seats, and applied generous amounts of a Febreze knock-off to the upholstery.…

  • New Ride

    I put this under “highways” cause it does have a periphrial over-the-road theme…. it’s also partially why I haven’t updated the highways site recently….. My current car, a 91 Buick Regal, has had enough problems with it that it has not been deemed worthy of long range travel (my last major road trip was to…

  • It’s Model Railroad month

    Got an email from a model railroad list saying that November is Model Railroad month. For the first time in several years, I actually have a model railroad layout to run 🙂 I currently own a small 4×6 layout consisting of a double-track single loop. I’ve got plenty of locomotives, now concentrating on frieght and…

  • Time to get out of Politics

    Today Was Alyssa Hill’s birthday. Now, if I could just find where to send her a card or e-card….