Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Thought I would post some of the pictures I took during our trip to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Gustav. If you watched any of the coverage you saw the water topping over the levees on the Industrial Canal. We went out there at night and then the next morning, and that one picture is from the drawbridge over the canal. We also went down to the Lower Ninth Ward, which is where the worst flooding took place during Katrina. During Katrina, the same levees on the Industrial Canal failed, but this time they held.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
In case you were wondering, yes, I am a redneck. A Nascar-loving, Jeff Gordon-hating, Talladega-bound redneck. And oh, how I love it. My Dad got tickets to the Aaron's 499 and we loaded up Forrest and my nephew Damian and headed out. Supposed to rain, you say? Thunderstorms during the race, you say? Doesn't scare us. (BTW, poured at home, not a drop at the track.) My Lord, how the fans do love them some Dale, Jr. Except for one Matt Kenseth fan one row behind us, I think everyone else in our section was a Junior fan. Unfortunately, we you are rooting for the Bobby Labonte #43 car, you spend your day wondering when he will get caught up in a wreck. But it was a great day, Junior was near the front most of the day so everyone else was happy. Kids had fun, so I guess that is all that really matters. But next time, I want to work the race again so I can be in the pits, close to the action.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Just got back from a quick trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It had been 10 years since the wife and I had been, and our kids had never been. So, we decided to load up the family, including the cat, and make our way north to the mountains of Tennessee.
One place we visited was the Movie and Television Show Car Museum, as you can see from the first two pictures. Lots of famous cars there, everything from the Beverly Hillbillies truck, to the Trans Am from "Smokey and The Bandit". George Barris created all these cars and he has this museum in Gatlinburg. Pretty cool place, but then I am a car freak.
Stayed in a nice little cabin up in the hills, went to Dixie Stampede, and just had a great ole time.