The many travels of readers’ D&O Diary Tenth Anniversary Frisbees have continued, with stops in places both familiar and remote. The results are a variety of Frisbee photos taken on location in places both far and wide and accompanied by everything from beer to champagne. Readers will recall that in connection with The D&O Diary’s recent tenth anniversary, I offered to send out a D&O Diary Tenth Anniversary Frisbee to anyone who requested one – for free — but only if the Frisbee recipient agreed to send me back a picture of the Frisbee and a description of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. I have already published three rounds of Frisbee Photos (here, here, and here), and now it is time for the next round.
The first picture in this round of Frisbee photos was sent in by Rob Wessel of Central Insurance Services in Louisville, KY. Rob send in several pictures of his recent fishing trip on the St. Croix River in Maine along the Canadian border, including the one below. Rob reports that he caught the snapping turtle bare-handed (and the Frisbee as well, apparently). I will say that a river named St. Croix seems to me like a particularly appropriate place to memorialize the Tenth Anniversary Frisbee.
The next picture was sent in by Bill Lutz of Starr Adjustment Services in Los Angeles. His Frisbee picture was taken on a family vacation to Meeks Bay, at Lake Tahoe.
Jeff Gauthier of Great American took his Frisbee to the Callaway Golf headquarters in Carlsbad, California, where, he reports, that he was “hoping for a quick session of Frisbee golf at their Performance Center (driving range to you and I) but I couldn’t quite pull it off! I even mentioned The D&O Diary which didn’t seem to have the pull I had counted on.” That’s pretty good, Jeff. Frisbee golf. Nice.
We always seem to have a number of Frisbee pictures taken outside the U.S., and this time around is no exception.
Our first overseas Frisbee picture was sent in by Andrew Solyntjes of Allied World Insurance Company in Bermuda. Andrew reports that the picture was taken at “a CLM networking event earlier in the summer. It involved a boat cruise through Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound in Bermuda. In the background is the City of Hamilton. Some of those buildings house D&O insurers who get a fantastic view as a perk of the job.”
The next Frisbee picture comes to us from Kurt Rothmann of JLT Specialty Limited in London. He took his Frisbee to Champagne, France, to the annual Escapade Pétillante et Gourmande en Champagne. He reports that by the end of the day, the Frisbee was no longer sober. (On the other hand, for a Frisbee, the room is always spinning.)
We also received several interesting pictures from our good friend Ina Ebert of Munich Re. Ina sent in several pictures from her hometown of Berlin. Ina reports that she took her pictures on August 13, 55 years to the day after the Berlin Wall went up. The first picture was taken at Checkpoint Charlie, which, Ina reports is known from all spy movies involving Berlin as the place where diplomats and US military persons could cross the border between the Soviet and the US zone. The second picture was taken in front of the Luftbrückendenkmal, the monument for the Berlin Airlift in 1948/49 during the blockade by the Soviets. The third picture was taken at Eagle Square in front of Flughafen Tempelhof (which is not in operation as an airport any longer and currently is home to thousands of refugees).
Our final Frisbee pictures in this round, sent in by Jackie Waters of AON, actually involve two stories. The first story is how Jackie obtained the Frisbee. It turns out that the Frisbee in the picture is actually the one that I sent to Doug Greene of the Lane Powell law firm. Doug loaned his Frisbee to Jackie, who in turn took it, first, to Munich, where the first picture below was taken, at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese tower) beer garden, in the city’s famous Englischer Garten. She reports that the beer and pretzel were great. Long time readers know that the Chinese Tower has previously appeared on this blog, in two different travel posts about Munich (here and here). And yes, the beer is excellent. Jackie and the Frisbee next traveled together to Venice, as shown in the second picture below.
My thanks to everyone who has sent in Frisbee Photos. I think it is absolutely great that people are taking their Frisbees (or borrowed Frisbees) with them as they travel to far flung locations around the world. We still have a few Frisbees left, so if there is anyone else out there who still wants one, please let me know, we will send them out on a first-come, first-served basis. Just remember, if you get a Frisbee, you have to send in a picture! I hope to be able to publish many more Frisbee photos. If you send in a Frisbee request, please be patient as it may take us a few days to mail out the next round.
My thanks to all of this blog’s readers for their loyal support. Cheers.