I thought this was pretty cool! I remember my great grandpa having a neighbor who had a small train like this setup in his backyard that we got to walk over and check out one afternoon, but it was nowhere near this elaborate! Loved the bridge, and the cave … the track just seems to go on and on! (apparently the property is nearly 20 acres)
And to think that for a mere $3.5 million, this miniature railway could all be yours… 😉
Last link for the night!!!
86 year-old guy lives on his own private island that he bought in the Indian Ocean 50 years ago for £8,000 – not too shabby of a way to retire, if you ask me!
Just a man and his giant tortoises, in a veritable paradise…
I got a real kick out of this video – it kind of reminded me of the big road trip that Sara and I took a couple of years ago, minus the worldwide travel aspect, of course! Seriously, how cool would it be to just take like ten grand, a week, and a map, and just wander around seeing all of the wonders of the world?!
Just to name a few off the top of my head, my list would probably include Egypt, London, Paris, Germany, China, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Where would you go?
I find myself continuing to regularly be amazed by the quality of new web shows that I stumble onto on a regular basis. Considering that the “production crew” for these shows is typically a fraction of any regular television broadcast, if not simply the host and one guy behind the camera, if I worked on one of those regular, old school TV shows, I myself would be getting a little nervous!
Correction: *I* myself would probably say to hell with the big, overhead production and get a few of my friends together to do a show all by ourselves, but that’s just me… 😉
Nevertheless, I thought I’d take this otherwise drab Thursday evening to share a few of the newer online shows that I’ve been enjoying lately.
The Point – A political round table hosted by Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks – kind of like Real Time with Bill Maher, but slightly less cynical.
SciShow – A really fun and informative show about … SCIENCE!!! This guy reminds me a lot of Bill Nye, and the show is beautifully produced – I’m honestly not sure why it’s not on the Discovery channel already.
My Drunk Kitchen – So Hannah drinks, but at least she’s a funny drunk, and also sometimes food even happens along the way…
CheckPoint – Weekly commentary and gentle prodding on video game news – I like it because despite barely having time to play, I still get about 85% of their jokes!
And one more, just because I’m supposed to be packing and this video is pretty awesome…
I can only hope that I’m that fun of a Dad when I have kids! 😀
Be sure to watch it full screen in 1080p – the working airport looks really cool…
(ok, but seriously – this is pretty amazing…)