Topless Tuesday Vacation

Happy Topless Tuesday!

 

Topless Tuesday 23 May 2017

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A few days vacation in (so called) Real Life means I have time to just relax in Second Life for a bit. Having received a boat as a gift, I’ve been cruising the Blake Sea and parked at Siren’s Isle for today’s picture. Yes, the region does allow topless women but not all the places I visited were Mature rated so I broke the law a few times.

One of my plans while off work is to visit the real life USS Albacore, a retired submarine in nearby Portsmouth, NH. Legally, I could be topless while visiting, subject to arrest only if a disturbance breaks out or if asked to leave by the group that runs the facility (it is privately owned, I believe). Men can visit sans shirt, too, though they aren’t likely to be escorted off. But I’ll likely go with a sweatshirt as I’ll be alone and I’m still not confident enough to be bold around people in the flesh, so to speak. When some of the area’s various topless protests happen this Summer, though, I’m of a mind to go.

Zany Zen Railroad

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From the Zany Zen Railroad (ZZR) Events Board:

The ZZR is amazing to see in every season….if you have only seen it once than you aren’t getting the whole picture. On October 1st the warmth of Summer along with its blessings of sunshine and its curse of mosquitoes goes bye bye for a few months. Autumn comes on the 1st of October and a foliage tour will make you think of warm apple cider, crisp fall days, and cool nights.

The ZZR is always a friendly place, great for the whole family, but in October things get a bit ghoulish. October 18th to November 1st the spirits come alive and join in to make your time here a most enjoyable one. You never know who or even what you may end up seeing. Its a bloody good time for all and will leave you screaming for another ride.

Tracks to Trenches week is November 6 – 14th and will feature two World War 1 era trains as they haul goods to the troops. Young and old alike will want to see this special remembrance of World War 1. It is a solemn tribute to those that were touched by the grip of such a time and is not to be missed.

We bid a fond farewell to the slight chill in the air and welcome in Winter on December 6th. Wear your most comfy and warm clothes as you take a trip on the ZZR after Jack Frost pays a visit. The chill in the air is just the thing to inspire romance too. Bring your honey along with you for a trip and they will cuddle close to stay warm while travelling through the three sims.

December 15 through January 6 Santa makes his annual trip to the ZZR. Have you been a good boy or girl this year? Santa knows for sure so you better watch out. Come ride the train into a winter wonderland with Santa waiting at the end for those brave enough to sit on his lap. There is also hot cocoa to keep you warm so be sure not to miss this event.

Of course, the scenery is pleasant all year long and the ride is always a great way to spend time with friends, loved ones, or even by yourself. Crop in at the main station (SLurl) sometime!

Fly Trans Mainland Airways!

Trans Mainland Airways: “You Don’t Have To Be Nuts To Fly With Us!” reads the bag of peanuts I was given yesterday after I boarded Marianne McCann‘s Electra Model 10 twin-prop airliner for a flight from Bay City Municipal Aeroport to Abbotts Airport. Every passenger gets a great little bundle of custom made (mesh!) goodies when they fly.

TMA Electra 10 Passenger Goodies

Airsickness bag, peanuts, drink service mug, safety card, magazine, ticket folder, and Junior Pilot wings. Not pictured: Parachute and personal flotation device.

Several passengers experienced a lovely and safe flight with a perfect landing. None of my pictures posted to MySecondlife.com but check out some from Benjamin Wahl (here, here, and here) and Rachel Seelowe (here and here).

Flights are not regularly scheduled at this time though Marianne does sometimes announce them in the Bay City Alliance group chat. There is no cost, either, for the flight or the goodies pack, but I personally recommend stuffing some $Lindens in the pilot’s pocket when you exit the plane.

Variable Views

While driving a boat from Rizal to Abbotts it seemed that every time I crossed a region line, the water changed. The water was set to Default in the Environment Settings and the sky was set to [TOR] MIDDAY – Salmon without change at any time. Here’s what it looked like.

In Kapor nearly at the region line with Rosedale.

In Kapor nearly at the region line with Rosedale.

And across the line. This is Rosesdale. Perhaps that explains the rosier color.

And across the line. This is Rosesdale. Perhaps that explains the rosier color.

Again, this happened with every region crossing I remember. Dark, light, dark, light, etc., regardless of orientation on my travels south. I’ve seen it before but never really thought about it. I’ll have to investigate more. Maybe try other viewers and certainly other Windlight settings.