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A Little Break is Good for the Soul

Development on Nantucket took a two-week hiatus this month, as my wife Dawn and I cavorted around Europe. She just finished her tenth year with Games Workshop (of Warhammer & WH40K fame), and to celebrate they flew us to the UK for a party, but not before a three-day stop in Dublin to visit friends. After the party, we moved on for a week-long honeymoon in Rome. Sucks to be us, yeah? 😉

One of the highlights of the trip for me as a plane freak was a visit to the amazing museum at RAF Cosford in the UK. Ian Pearson of SimFlight picked me up at the Birmingham train station, and along with his wife and little Pearson, proceeded to show me the countryside. It was a Saturday I won’t soon forget.

I’m back in the developer’s saddle now, so while I’m building KACK, here are some pics for you.

Powerscourt, Dublin Ireland

Powerscourt, Dublin Ireland

Cemetery at Glendolough, Ireland

Cemetery at Glendolough, Ireland

The ravishing Irish countryside...

The ravishing Irish countryside…

Enjoying a pint at the Guinness Brewery, Dublin

Enjoying a pint at the Guinness Brewery, Dublin

Dublin pub life

Dublin pub life

Nottingham, UK

Nottingham, UK

Dolled up for the 10-year vet party.

Dolled up for the 10-year vet party.

Dawn and her wicked cool 10-year Space Marine trophy!

Dawn and her wicked cool 10-year Space Marine trophy!

Chesterfield, UK

Chesterfield, UK

Vulcan! RAF Cosford

Vulcan! RAF Cosford

A Komet, one of the rare treats of Cosford.

A Komet, one of the rare treats of Cosford.

Ian Pearson and offspring, RAF Cosford Museum

Ian Pearson and offspring, RAF Cosford Museum

Drinks at Bugman's Bar, Games Workshop World HQ, Nottingham

Drinks at Bugman’s Bar, Games Workshop World HQ, Nottingham

Dawn with a Space Marine APC, GW World Headquarters, Nottingham

Dawn with a Space Marine APC, GW World Headquarters, Nottingham

The palatial Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire countryside, UK

The palatial Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire countryside, UK

Dawn and Terry Whetton outside the Chesterfield, UK GW store

Dawn and Terry Whetton outside the Chesterfield, UK GW store

Angel on the Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome

Angel on the Ponte Sant’Angelo, Rome

The Pantheon, Rome

The Pantheon, Rome

Enjoying a cold one at the Roman Imperial Forum, Rome

Enjoying a cold one at the Imperial Forum, Rome

Arch, Imperial Forum, Rome

Arch, Imperial Forum, Rome

The Imperial Forum, Rome

The Imperial Forum, Rome

Shop window, Rome

Shop window, Rome

The missus at the Rome GW store.

Self at the Trevi Fountain, Rome

Selfie at the Trevi Fountain, Rome

The typewriter, Rome

Such a gorgeous, busy city!

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Lunch! We ate so very well in Italy...

Lunch! OMG, we ate so well in Italy.

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  • Paul Laube

    October 21, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Great shots Bill, glad the two of you had a great honeymoon.

  • Ian Pearson

    October 22, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Ah yes. HP and the amazing flying ping-pong ball… 🙂

    It was great to get to see you again and glad you enjoyed your little tour. You didn’t grip the door handle *too* hard on the little Shropshire lanes, I hope?

    P.S. Shouldn’t Rome GW only sell Inquisitors?!

    • Bill Womack

      October 23, 2013, 4:10 pm

      Yes, the tour was great. I’ve been thinking about Halfpenny Green ever since! As for the lanes, if you check your door handle, I believe you’ll see my palm imprint. 😉

  • Dexter Thomas

    October 22, 2013, 2:17 pm

    Congrats Bill… Go back to work!

  • Mark Halliwell

    October 22, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Glad the holiday lived up to your expectations. Some great photos there. My wife and I also visited Hardwick Hall a few weeks back – an amazing place.

  • Dexter Thomas

    November 2, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Bill, Is KVOU, Vancouver, WA still on your to do list? I helped with the testing of the FS9 version. Shortly after, FSX was released and that was the end of it.

    • Bill Womack

      November 11, 2013, 4:09 pm

      Yes indeed! KVUO is very high on my list. It’s about 60% done at this point.

  • Mike Cameron

    November 5, 2013, 12:23 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Of all my travels I never did get to Ireland.

  • Stefan Hoffmann

    November 13, 2013, 3:41 am

    Hello Mr. Womack!

    Congrats on your adventure. I am normally doing FSX aircraft as a 3D artist (Aerosofts H-1, Catalina X, Bronco X, Airbus X/EXT, CRJ and the Twinotter Extended) but also want to try out some scenery work. I could nowhere find your email around here, so i thought i do try it this way and use the comments section.

    If you are interested on a guy that goes for quality too, please contact me…

    • Bill Womack

      November 16, 2013, 10:57 am

      Hi Stefan. I know your work well! My email is iblueyonder (at) gmail dot com.