Archive for September 16th, 2012

well.12.1Well, I am back at home in New Hampshire following my late-summer vacation to Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod. It was a great week with perfect weather and many good times. 

Alas, upon my return to New Hampshire the seasons have definitely changed – with temperatures expected to dip into the 30s tonight.

In the coming days I will share some of my experiences and “finds” from my vacation.  In the meantime, it is only fitting to show a couple of pictures of sunsets from Wellfleet – a visual example of my vacation – and indeed summer itself – coming to an end…

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PINBALL2It may or may not come as a surprise to my readers that I am a huge fan of pinball machines. I spent many hours mastering PinBot in the late 80’s when all my little friends had moved on to video games.  I love the look, the feel, and mostly the sounds of the good old-school pinball machine as the balls careen from bumper to bumper.

I still pop into arcades every now and then to seek out a vintage machine – which thankfully can still be found – and within a few seconds of testing the paddles, I am a kid all over again.

I have never been to heaven, but were I to picture it, I would think it would look a little like the Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda, CA.

About the Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda, CA:  “The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of one of America’s great pastimes. We do this by: Operating the Pacific Pinball Museum a beautiful selection of 90 fully playable, historic pinball machines; Hosting the world’s largest pinball show, the annual Pacific Pinball Expo; Creating traveling pinball art exhibits; and, Creating traveling science exhibits communicating the basics of physics and electricity using pinball.”

I am definitely putting this museum on my list should I ever be nearby Alameda – and I hope it will be someday soon.

Read more about the Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda, CA here.