Saturday, June 6, 2009

Photohunt: Theme - Advertisement

My last post was about the NASCAR race my husband and I were going to...we had Skybox tickets to the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Raceway in Dover, Delaware. So, I thought what a great theme to show my photos under but Advertisments!?! Nascar is nothing but advertising!

Dover is known as The Monster Mile, and this is the Monster!

This is me standing next to Speed McQueen - the car from the Cars movie! I LOVED that movie!

Talk about advertising! These are the team trailers where you can buy tons of souveniers - I got a Tony Stewart visor and Tony Stewart window sticker for my car. Can you figure out who my favorite driver is???

Uh, Oh! Michael Waltrip blew an engine! That was the end of his day!

Tony comes into the pit for fuel and was so cool to be sitting right where we could watch everything that went on in his pit!

I sure hope we are offered these tickets again!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday at Dover International Raceway!

I am so excited! I was given 2 tickets to the Skybox at Dover Raceway for the Nascar Sprint race on Sunday - we are going to have a great time! We've been to this race before, but not in the Skybox! Should be interesting!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday!

blue sky and cottony clouds over the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge National Historic Park on Mother's Day 2009

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Theme Thursday - "(Wh)oops!"

Whoops! Camera flashes do CRAZY things to cow's eyes!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Cabin Run Covered Bridge

What better subject for Ruby Tuesday than a red covered bridge!

Today's bridge is Cabin Run Covered Bridge in Plumstead Township. It is built over the Cabin Run Creek, not far from the Loux Bridge (see my 5/11/09 post). It was built in 1871, and is 82 feet long. The person napping in the 3rd photo is my son Sean...

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Covered Bridges and Lancaster, Pennsylvania

It's been such a long time since I've blogged! You may remember that I went back to work after surgery on March 30. Well, while I was out someone in corporate decided that it was a good idea to block our access to all online storage sites, including Flickr! So, I no longer have access to my photos at work unless I email them to myself from home. I finally remembered to do that last night. So I'm Back!!

These first two are of the Loux Bridge, located on the border of Bedminster and Plumstead Townships in Bucks County. It runs over Cabin Run Stream. It was built on 1874 of hemlock, and at 89 feet is one of the shortest in Bucks County.

The second group of photos was taken at Red Run Campground in New Holland, PA, which is in Lancaster County. This is where we will be spending our Memorial Day weekend in out new camper - I can't wait! Hopefully, if all goes well this weekend, we will be taking some exciting camping trips next year! The second photo is my favorite...

I'm going to try to post more often, I promise! I've missed everyone!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday - N is for Nineteenth Century Covered Bridges...

OK, so I had to reach for the "N" word this week! But I so wanted to post my pics of covered bridges!
This past Saturday (the weather was INCREDIBLE!) my husband, younger son and I went on a quest - to find all 12 covered bridges in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. According to the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society's home page, there were approximately 1500 covered bridges in Pennsylvania at the height of the "covered bridge era" in the mid 1800's. The first covered bridge in the United States was in Philadelphia, and ran over the Schuylkill (pronounced skoo-kill) River. As recent as 1972 there were still 271 bridges throughout Pennsylvania, although they have been disappearing quickly. Today only 12 of Bucks County's original 54 covered bridges still stand, and we found them all! I'll post pics of the first one we found today, and then post the rest over the next week or so. Hope you enjoy it, and find it as interesting as I have!

The fist bridge we visited was Van Sant Bridge, which crosses the Pidcock Creek in Solebury Township. It is just outside Washington's Crossing State Park, and near Bowman's Tower. It was built in 1875, and is still open to traffic, although the weight limit is 7 tons.





Tomorrow, we'll move north to the Loux Bridge....and if you are interested in The Bridges of Bucks County (sounds MUCH better than the Bridges of Madison County, I think!), visit the Let's Get Aquainted site for the tour that we used...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ABC Wednesday - M is for MOM

my mother Dorothy

My Nana, Esther, and her mother Lena (my mothers mother and grandmother)

My grandmother Mary, and her mother Beryl (my fathers mother and grandmother)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

R.I.P. Harry Kalas - You will certainly be missed...

(I did not take this photo, I found it on the internet. It is from the CHAMPIONS parade last October 31, 2008 - I wanted so bad to go to the parade, but so did the rest of Philadelphia. It was incredible how many people were there, and how crowded the trains and roads were. Shows how much you appreciate something like a World Series win when you haven't had one in 28 years!! Hoping for 2 in a row!!)

So sad - Harry has been the announcer for the "World F'ing Champion" Philadelphia Phillies for as long as I can remember. When Harry and Whitey (Richie Ashburn) were in the booth, there was no one better. Hopefully they will have some pull in Heaven and the Phils can get Championship #3!!!

God Bless You, Harry!