Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24th....

Burn, Outer Banks, Burn!
I smell a riot goin' on!....
Okay.....I woke up in OBX to nice conditions.
Around noonish, I went to the Kill Devil Hills
store and by the time I left the store, the
'smoke' had rolled in. Apparantly, some
swamp or something is on fire west of the
Outer Banks and the wind is pushing the
smoke onto the island. Below are some pictures
I took...
Approaching Roanoke Island...
The picture below is somewhat editted.
You can see where the smoke is rising from
the distance..the source of all the bad
conditions......
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I am at home now. Good to be home, if only
for about 12 hours......
Back to Chucktown tomorrow.....
Until next time......

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23rd

Day 2.....went to Virginia Beach to Norfolk and
then onto the Outer Banks. Below are the pictures
I took......
This sign is about 3 blocks from the
Virginia Beach Oceanfront....
Leaving Virginia, I took the old 'historic
Albemarle Highway'.....$2.99 Watermelons!
Off the Albemarle Highway, lies a beast
known as...GRAAAAAVE DIGGER!
...more monster trucks....
...then, onto the Outer Banks. This is the bridge
that takes you directly into Kitty Hawk...
.....tomorrow, I'm coming home.
Until next time.....

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22nd

I'm on a swing thru Virginia and the Outer
Banks. There's really not a lot to see on 95
North....virtually nothing. I started to see
a few things of interest when I was looking
for gas in Williamsburg. The pics are not
that good but, again, they were done while
driving. Up first:
This is a tunnel on the Colonial Parkway..
...and yes, my windshield is cracked.
It happened about the time I sent the last
payment off. Next, is the sign at the
entrance to the Parkway....
Tomorrow, it's Virginia Beach area and then, hopefully, onto Kitty Hawk....I made reservations tonite, so with a bit of luck, I'll make it by 6 pm... Until next time.....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 13th

Just got back from another road trip.
This time, I hit Florence, SC, Amelia Island,
Florida, St. Simon Island, Georgia, Hilton Head,
SC and back home (Wilmington, NC) all in about
39 hours. Below are a few pictures I took
when I could.....click to enlarge...
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At an intersection near the Florida/Georgia border
South of the Border, SC (day break)
Approaching the bridge to St Simons Island
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Two reasons South Carolina rocks harder
than your state.....
1. Hot Dog Buffets.....
2. Big Al's Lawn Service....Old Skool prices...
_____________________________ The prior mentioned deck in our backyard...
with roof completed.....
Ol' dirty butt Thomas.....
....until next time.....

Thursday, May 05, 2011

May 5th

This past weekend, I actually had Saturday
off. The building bug bit me and I decided
to put a roof on our free standing deck in
the backyard. Below are some pictures of
the progress.......
On Sunday, I worked a half day and came
home to finish the project. I did finish it but
I failed to take pictures.....I get 'em up soon
enough.......
Next are pictures I've taken while I've
been driving in Virginia. I've been in Wlliamsburg
down to Norfolk and only a few pictures were worth
putting up.....maybe even these aren't that good
BUT it's something....click to enlarge ANOTHER traffic jam in Norfolk (Downtown tunnel) Getting ready to enter aniother tunnel....
....until next time....