An island in the fog -- 06/01/11
I mentioned earlier this year that the company for which I work is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. (That is, the 100th anniversary of its formal incorporation paperwork being filed; it did not take its current name until several years later.)
Rhode Island employees (well, probably about a hundred of us) are going to be marking the actual birthday (June 16th) with a birthday lunch at the Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park. I am on the company's leadership council for Rhode Island (that may sound impressive but it's not really a big deal, there are only two hundred or so of us who work in Rhode Island, not the many thousands that you may find in some areas) and some of us on the centennial committee decided that instead of having our usual telephone meeting today, we would meet at Eisenhower House and take a look around and discuss final details with someone from the staff there.
It was very foggy coming across Narragansett Bay, crossing the bridge from the mainland to Jamestown (Cononicut Island) and then the Pell Bridge from there to Newport (Aquidneck Island). The first bridge was foggy, the second was so foggy that I put my lights on. (My car has day-running-lights, so the headlights are always on, but I wanted to have my tail lights on as well, to avoid being struck from behind.)
The picture below was taken from the grounds of Eisenhower House (which is level ground on top of a hill). That shadowy shape on the bay to the left is part of Cononicut Island; the small blob just to the right of the middle of the picture is Rose Island.
And back across the foggy bay to home and my waiting computers.