Traveling with Andy

 

Robert is the state director to the Idaho grain producer’s association for Nez Perce county, which means he represents Nez Perce county on the state board. He is also president of the Nez Perce county farm bureau federation and he represents Nez Perce county at the Idaho farm bureau federation meeting. He also started a business involving unmanned air systems (UAS) which takes him around the United States to different trade shows and to speaking engagements.

Robert is the first person in the United States to file a petition on rulemaking with the federal aviation administration. He is trying to help commercialize UAS use for the United States and agriculture. This work has taken him to Washington, D.C. to work with Idaho’s senators and congressmen to get the job done.

Andy has been everywhere with Robert from California to Washington, D.C., and Illinois to Nebraska. In the travels, much time is spent in different airports waiting for planes. So join Andy and the Blair family as they show you different towns and sights around the United States.

Dillon & Andy at the Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C.
This is the house in Springfield, Illinois where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived while he was governor of Illinois.
This is a memorial to Albert Einstein who was one of the greatest scientists in the world in Washington D.C. – Dillon and Andy had to get up at 3:30am to catch their plane home to Idaho.
This is a statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States – his nickname was old hickory – the statue is located in Lafayette park in front of the Whitehouse in Washington, D.C.
This is the Blair house and is located across from the old executive building and diagonal from the Whitehouse – the Blair house is where heads of state from different countries stay and is also where the president stays if the Whitehouse can’t be used – it is rumored that the farmer Blairs are related to the Blairs that this house is named after.
The Cumberland River running through Nashville, Tennessee.
This is a statue of Jack Swigert, Jr. At the Denver, Colorado airport – jack was an astronaut on the Apollo XIII mission and almost died – a move was made about that mission titled “Apollo XIII” – can you find another Andy?
The Eisenhower or old executive building was originally built as the state, war, and navy building – it is located next to the Whitehouse.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) building is behind Dillon and Andy – the FBI was celebrating 100 years of existence and is located in Washington, D.C.
Ford’s Theater is where president Lincoln was assassinated and is open for people to tour.
The Grand Ole Opry House is located in Nashville, Tennessee and is the home of country music.
Idaho Grain Producer’s Association president, Matt Gellings is horsing around in the Opryland hotel between meetings of the National Association of Wheat Growers annual convention at the commodity classic.
Robert rode with Alan Kluis from the Minneapolis airport to Nashville – Alan writes agriculture market articles for successful farming magazine.
The soybean mascot at the commodity classic in Nashville.
Andy is not at the beach, the American soybean association has a sand sculpture done every year at the commodity classic.
Andy helped Robert with his presentation at the InfoAg conference in Springfield, Illinois.
The national association of wheat growers annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Multonomah Falls near Portland, Oregon.
Dillon and Andy on the steps of the national archives in Washington, D.C. – this is where the most important documents in american history are kept like the decleration of independence – Dillon’s words summed things up: “Kinda makes you feel insignificant next to the pillars.”
The Washington monument and the reflecting pool in Washington, D.C. – Dillon and Andy are facing the Lincoln memorial.
Andy is in the rotunda of the nations capital which is the round part – many people from the United States and all around the world go through the Capitol each year.
Dillon and Andy are at the world war ii memorial in Washington, D.C. – they are standing next to the tribute to those who served from Idaho.
Andy standing on the landing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building where law cases are heard from all over the United States.
Robert, Dillon, and Andy had their picture taken by a person from Great Britain in front of the Whitehouse where the president of the United States lives and works.
Dillon and Andy in front of a replica of the liberty bell outside of union station in Washington, D.C.
IGPA president Matt Gellings, Robert Blair, and past national barley president Evan Hays stand with Andy with the capitol building’s rotunda in the background.
   

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