Off Limits: Making Gold & More Pictures

Don travels across the US to explore the world of parade floats, making gold, the East Side Access project, bourbon barrels and the most famous prison, Alcatraz.

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Don Wildman on the Natural Pet Food Float
Don Wildman on the Natural Pet Food Float

Don Wildman on the Natural Pet Food Float

"Me on the Natural Pet Food Float. Feeling sheepish about surfing dogs." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Rose Bowl Parade

Rose Bowl Parade

"Hey! That's Dick Van Patten in a straw hat!" -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don on the world's largest parade float

Don on the world's largest parade float

"Now there's some fun and frolic! The world’s longest, heaviest parade float ever. To carry water and dogs past their limits." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Million Dollars of Gold

Million Dollars of Gold

"Nothing less than a million bucks worth of gold. Actually more. Cripple Creek and Victor Goldmine." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Off Limits Crew

Off Limits Crew

"Behind our scenes, filming gold-smelt. It’s never just me, just looks that way." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman at Alcatraz

Don Wildman at Alcatraz

"Alcatraz -- 50th anniversary of the famed jailbreak. Me, in my best crook costume." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman at Alcatraz

Don Wildman at Alcatraz

"Notorious cellblock, Alcatraz. There’s a utility space behind the cells out of which our men climbed to the roof. I climbed it, too. The ranger, he took the stairs ... spoil-sport!" -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman at Alcatraz

Don Wildman at Alcatraz

"Where you’re not supposed to be on Alcatraz. But the ranger was kind." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Bourbon Barrels

Bourbon Barrels

"Brown-Forman Cooperage, Louisville, KY. If you want to make a bourbon you gotta have a barrel made of white-oak that has been blasted with flame and charred ... so that it’s no longer white. Hm." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Ladder to a muddy bottom in Grand Central Terminal

Ladder to a muddy bottom in Grand Central Terminal

"The way down into Eastside Access, Grand Central Terminal, NYC … a ladder to the muddy bottom." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Construction at Grand Central Terminal

Construction at Grand Central Terminal

"Now that’s construction. The apparatus you see before you creates the concrete ceiling, 50’ at a time. I think." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman in front of the Kennedy Space Center
Don Wildman in front of the Kennedy Space Center

Don Wildman in front of the Kennedy Space Center

"One seriously proud American!" -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

"Like most, I hope for a new Space Age to come. Please let’s not see this become just a dinosaur." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Stage for Le Reve

Stage for Le Reve

"The stage is set for something special just a few hours away …" -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Tim from the Off Limits crew

Tim from the Off Limits crew

"Tim, a plane ham." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Baggage at Denver Airport

Baggage at Denver Airport

"Cool thing is watching the lasers read the tags as the bags fly by on the belt." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Baggage at Denver International Airport

Baggage at Denver International Airport

"What’s supposed to happen -- and, amazingly, most times it does." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Wolf Creek Dam and Army of Engineers

Wolf Creek Dam and Army of Engineers

"Wolf Creek Dam, one of those great examples of Federal design, when the US government and the US Army Corps reshaped rural America. Now, there’s work to be done to make sure she keeps working." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Off Limits crew filming

Off Limits crew filming

"What I see everyday -- a television crew staring me down. I should be so fortunate." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

Danger Sign

Danger Sign

"Very common sign in this place." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

  

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