Holy crap the greatness that is this movie! I was lukewarm about the original Thor movie. I felt that one really dragged when the action was set on Earth (Midgard) and that the strength of that movie was anything and everything to do with Asgard. Apparently the producers of The Dark World pretty much agreed with me because this flick is Asgard heavy and that is a total win.

I am bone tired of comic book movies but this flick works because it does not play as a comic book hero in a comic book plotline. This plays more as mythology on a very grand scale. The visuals are incredible. The soundtrack is incredible. The performances are outstanding. (Idris Elba I love you as Heimdall.) The only wee negative is the character of Darcy. Wow. Annoying. Please fix that in the upcoming sequels.

The absolute scene stealer is Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Oh my goodness. He was a big bright spot in the first Thor movie and  in The Avengers. He shines even more brilliantly in Dark World. I think this was the best movie I’ve seen all year.

The Verdict

10Perfect

The Good: The cast, the visuals, the soundtrack.

The Bad: The character of Darcy. Please get rid of her. Stat.

Eagle Watching at Conowingo

This past Saturday we wandered down to Conowingo Dam to watch some eagles. The first thing we saw was THIS:

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AND THIS:

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…holycrapwhat…..

But there were eagles. And vultures!

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photo by D. Klapholz

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photo by D. Klapholz

 

But the best thing, the very best thing, I saw all day was …. TRIXIE!

TRIXIE!

TRIXIE!

A Day in Dover, Delaware

Day trip down to Dover to see the Air Mobility Command Museum . Wow. What a great museum (except for the creepy dummies) and it is totally free. We brought a picnic lunch, walked the airfield and toured the hangar museum. Some of the planes are open so you can actually see the interiors. One of the stars of the airfield is Air Force Two, recently retired. Unfortunately it was not open the day we were there, but the place is so cool I’d go back just to see the inside of Air Force Two.


On the ride home we opted for Route 9. Slower but oh so scenic. It meanders along the coastal area of Delaware right along the various wildlife refuges and preserved areas. Bombay Hook being the largest. We stopped on occasion to just sit and watch the birds and enjoy the quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ROUTE NINE.

WENDY DAVIS!!!

You are FULL OF WIN. ALL OF THE WIN.

As are all the people of Austin, Texas who came out to support her and shout down the Texas legislature.