Monday, November 23, 2015

Hergert Numbers in NOLA!

The 2015 AMATYC Annual Conference was help in New Orleans this year giving a prime opportunity to spread the word! In addition to roughly 1500 mathematicians to expose to Hergert Numbers, there are some fabulous photo locations.

Jackson Square offers a classic photo op, especially on a spectacular fall day.

No visit to The Crescent City is complete without a stop on Bourbon Street.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hergert Numbers in the Wild West!

Rock Valley College adjunct math teacher Celeste Honaker and her boyfriend took their Hergert Numbers shirts on the Wild West adventure to Utah this summer. Here's a snippet of what they saw.

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa.

The site of the first train robbery in the United States committed in 1873 by the Jesse James gang just outside Adair, Iowa.

At nearly 12000 feet, they navigated Loveland Pass in Colorado.

This is Delicate Arch in the Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

No trail is too difficult for the Hergert Numbers!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hergert Numbers on The Rock!

While on vacation last week in San Francisco, I decided to take the Hergert Numbers to Alcatraz. Everybody knows about the prison, but there's a lot more to the island than that! There are beautiful gardens that are kept up very nicely by a large number of volunteers. Also, while the prison was still in operation, several of the guards and their families lived on the island. So, at any given time there were between 60 and 80 kids living on Alcatraz. And I was completely unaware of the Indian occupation of the island for 19 months in the early 1970's. This was a protest over government policies towards Native Americans.

So, there's lots to see on Alcatraz Island. Plus, there's already been a Golden Gate bridge HN picture (see the July 28, 2011 blog entry), so I had to go somewhere unique!

I did take a couple other shots during the trip. Here I am at Ghirardelli Square just after picking up some chocolate.

A couple days prior to that, we visited the tallest trees in the world at the Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco.

So, there you have it. A fabulous trip to San Francisco with a few Hergert Numbers photos sprinkled in.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hergert Numbers at MoMath!

Hergert Numbers may not be in the Museum of Math just yet, but we're knocking on the door! Here we have #1 Hergert Numbers fan Elizabeth Meena spending a few days in New York City and taking the time to stop by the Museum of Mathematics to show her HN pride. I can't think of a better place to "spread the word"!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hergert Numbers on LSD!

I participated in the Bike the Drive event in Chicago where 22,000 cyclists took to a 15-mile stretch of Lake Shore Drive (a.k.a. "LSD"). It was closed to car traffic from 5:30-10:00am and you could ride up and down the lake shore as many times as you wanted (or could) during that time. I managed one complete circuit of the route which calculated out to about 33 miles including riding between the event and the train station.

They had three rest stops fully stocked with complimentary snacks & drinks for the riders. They also had roving bike techs to help anyone with breakdowns along the way. The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which advocates for better biking, walking, and mass transit options in the Chicagoland area.

I had a great time and will definitely be back again next year!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hergert Numbers at the 40th IMACC Conference!

John Gaudio of Waubonsee Community College (retired) proudly wore his Hergert Numbers shirt on Friday of the 40th Annual IMACC Conference at the Allerton House in Monticello, IL. There were a couple t-shirts given away at the raffle, so I'm hoping to get some fresh pictures from some new folks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hergert Numbers on Ice!

This weekend, the Hergert Numbers made another visit to one of our favorite cities - Milwaukee!!

We were in town for a trip around the big oval at the Pettit National Ice Center. The Pettit Center offers public skating on their Olympic speedskating training oval at various times of year. It's pretty cool to skate on the same ice that's used to train Olympians, but it's also the smoothest, fastest ice the average person can find.

Since the oval is 400-meters long, it never feels crowded even when there are lots of people there on a busy Saturday afternoon. It's a little more expensive that your typical public rink, but it's well worth the couple extra bucks for the awesome ice, unique atmosphere, and better than average rental skates.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hergert Numbers Bib!

Thanks to Elizabeth Meena, we have a new Hergert Numbers logo item! This is the world's first Hergert Numbers bib. Now we just need a baby!!