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Saturday, October 12, 2013

2013 Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble

The Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble is an annual Fredericksburg, Virginia event spotlighting pre-1972 vehicles and the lifestyle that goes with them; from hot rods to bikes to music to pin-up's, this event has it all!   We attended last year and the resulting photos were some of my most viewed photo blogs ever.   Last year the weather was great and I got a lot of pics.  This year it was rainy and kinda dreary but we still went and enjoyed an afternoon of nostalgia.

The photos below were shot in high resolution and look best blown-up.  The easiest way to do that is click on one and a new window will open allowing you to scroll through large shots with the mouse wheel.  There are links to last years pics at the end of the blog.  I hope you enjoy the shots......

I always enjoy a nice rat-mobile!

This may be in B&W, but I bet you know what color those flamingos are!!!!

Just didn't know what to make of this car!

I thought the broken rear windows made for some interesting shots.

Last year there were Boozefighters and this year there were Boozefighters.

Another interesting broken window.

Here are links to last years pics:

Check back next October for the 2014 Pics!!!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

An Afternoon at Washington DC's "Closed" WWII Memorial

I joined a group of bikers for a ride to the closed WWII Memorial this afternoon.  The goal of the group was not to disrupt anything, but to assist in ensuring none of the Honor Flights were turned away.   When we arrived, it was clear the memorial was still closed but that soon changed when the Park Police, who were thoroughly professional and polite, allowed us access.  We quickly met up with several older Veterans around the memorial and were honored to shake their hands and thank them for their service. 

Below is WWII Veteran "Bob" who turned 88 years old today.  He was the center of attention and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying it, as he rightly deserves!!!! 

This is indicative of the day.

Bob was kind enough to pose for a portrait for me. 

Shortly after we entered the Memorial, a lot of the tourists in the area followed suit.  There were more people here today than I see on most visits!!  

It was great to see so many of the older Vets visiting their memorial. 

This guy posed for a shot also.

The news took note of what was going on and several camera crews and reporters arrived to conduct interviews.

In the end, NO Vets were denied access to the Memorial........

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Furlough Day At the US Capitol (Part II of II)

Continued from Part I -- Photos from a day at the Capitol trying to capture the imagery of the shutdown.  Several furloughed Government employees gathered in front of and behind the Capitol with signs expressing their frustration at the shutdown.

This is the face of frustration.  

Hopefully they can put their signs away for good soon......