A bit of whimsy from seven years ago this month. I was wandering around Space Center Houston (not to be confused with the Johnson Space Center) when this particular display caught my eye. I titled this photo “My Riding Buddy” and used it to illustrate an edition of The Trailer Trash Report, an e-newsletter I put together and mailed to friends and family when I first hit the road. Blogs, as such, didn’t exist back in 2000. And neither did ubiquitous network connectivity. It was hard enough finding a network connection to get my e-mail and upload my newsletters; maintaining a blog on the road would have been next to impossible. Ain’t progress grand?