Highlights of April 2015
See what we were
reading in April 2015
At the beginning of March, Jon went to visit Fedex in
Memphis. We stayed at the historic
Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis where Jon witnessed the famous
Peabody Ducks leaving
the fountain, walking down the red carpet, and getting into the elevator for
their trip up to their penthouse roost.
After dinner the first night, we stopped by the Lorainne Motel, where Martin
Luther King was shot on April 4, 1968. It is now the
National Civil Rights Museum.
At Fedex, Jon got to fly an Airbus full-motion simulator. He logged .3 hours of
simulator time as well as a takeoff and landing.
After flying the simulator, we took a tour of "the
sort" - when Fedex planes come in, unload, packages are sorted, and put on
We got to look around inside a 777 freighter before it was loaded. Basically, it
is a big cargo tube.
Later in the week, we went out to Beale Street for dinner and blues.
En route to Cuba, we stopped in Miami
Delano hotel - a Phillipe Starck designed art deco hotel in the heart of
Through National Geographic Expeditions, we traveled from
April 12 -1 20, 2015 to Cuba, under a people-to-people license, to learn about
the country, the people and culture. Below are breakouts of major areas of
After returning from Cuba, we went to the Dry Creek Valley for the annual
Passport wine tour.
On to May 2015