Skew-T Meteorologist in Kansas City

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Atchison and St. Joseph

AT&SF locomotive in Atchison, Kansas
AT&SF locomotive in Atchison, Kansas

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was one of the larger railroads in the United States, chartered in 1859. Atchison fought hard to be the eastern terminus of the line constructed on a grant similar to the transcontinental railroad.

County courthouse in St. Joseph, Missorui
County courthouse in St. Joseph, Missorui
St. Joseph Riverfront
St. Joseph Riverfront

St. Joseph, Missouri, founded in 1843, is a former frontier town along the Missouri River and was the starting point of the Pony Express. An interstate freeway viaduct was built along the riverfront in the late 1970s and early 1980s after retailers migrated toward interstate 29 that bypasses downtown to the east. Today it stands as the least used interstate in the Missouri and nearly completely cuts off the city from the river.

Good Bye TDI

My 2015 Volkswagen Jetta
My 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Today I effected the buyback of my Volkswagen Jetta TDI. I was definitely disapointed that the "clean diesel" I had purchased was not what I thought it was, despite overall having a good ownership experience.

12th and Vine

Sign at the famous corner
Sign at the famous corner

The intersection referenced by Lieber and Stoller's classic 1952 song Kansas City is no longer even an intersection, the area having been razed in the 1960s to make way for public housing. An ornamental sign post and a faded informational display are all that are left. 18th and Vine, on the other side of interstate 70, remains.

AMS 2017

Seattle Convention Center
Seattle Convention Center
787 at the Museum of Flight
787 at the Museum of Flight

EV Parking

Electric Vehicles Only
Electric Vehicles Only