I saw this gentlemen at the Port of Galveston. I don’t know where he had been or where he was headed, but Galveston Island and the whole coastal plain of Texas are flat, so his travel should not have been too onerous. And it looks as though he has everything he needs with him.
There are few things as quintessentially Texan as longhorn steers. This good ol’ boy belongs to a friend of mine who keeps about 6 or 8 of these beauties as a hobby. I was standing at the fence looking at him while he was just relaxing in the grass and looking back at me.
The Burlington Zephyr changed passenger rail travel forever. Built in 1934, it is both the first diesel-powered train and the first stainless-steel train. It set speed records and new standards for style and comfort. Streamlined, very fast, and stainless-steel, it became known as the Silver Streak. This is Number 9900, the first Zephyr built. It was built by the Budd Company where my dad was the electrical foreman for its construction. The complete train is in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry where this photo was taken. The kind folks at the museum allowed me to come in early to photograph it.
The skyline seen reflected in the Cloud Gate sculpture (better known as the Chicago Bean). Millennium Park In The Loop, Chicago, Illinois.
Picnic area closed during COVID pandemic. Galveston Island State Park, Texas
Galveston Island Wetlands, Texas
Along the Gulf of Mexico, Rockport, Texas