Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Love Park" in Philadelphia

Went to Philly this past weekend to visit with some good friends of mine. Golfed 13 holes on Sunday, before the monsoons (heavy rain) came in. On Saturday, I went to the famous "LOVE Park" which is downtown across from city hall. It's famous for the LOVE statue (above) and the skaters who try to impress the crowds of people who hang out around the fountain and statue. Also saw two just married couples getting photographed in front of the LOVE statue.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Farewell Party to the Turf

Yes that's right, there was a farewell party for a Green Astro Turf in Silver Spring tonight. There is a long story about it, but the short version is, it was put in a few years ago on a site that is going to be a Plaza, Ice Rink, and Pavilion. Residents in the area (especially the kids) have enjoyed the turf (although I have read some think it's an eyesore) and now the work is to start on the new Plaza, Rink and Pavilion and the large open air Turf must go. So Silver Spring gave it a send off party.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Monday night watching take offs and landing at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. The pictures were taken from Gravelly Point Park, a cool place where locals hang out and watch planes come and go (many come right over your head). The second picture from the top show how busy the airport was shortly before 8 p.m.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer

It's been quiet on the blog front... I'm still alive, just haven't done many "blog worthy" events to post about. But trips are planned, and in the weeks ahead I will have new posts about trips to Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In the meantime, enjoy the dog days of summer!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dropkick Murphys & Mighty Might Bosstones Concert

Saw a great concert last night @ Merriwether Post Pavilion (same place I saw Sheryl Crow and Ray Lamontagne in May.) The bands Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dropkick Murphys put on a high spirited concert. I saw the Bosstones in concert years go. Dropkick Murphys I wasn't familiar with, but after last night's show I am a fan. Think Irish Punk Band. The mosh pit was alive and kicking (however I went nowhere near that), and the energy from both bands were amazing. The first band of the evening Cowboy Mouths were good too. they featured the lead singer also playing the drums.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Remember June 14th's Posting?

So for you blog regulars... Do you remember on the June 14th posting, among my pictures from my trip to Raleigh/Chapel Hill was this grave of what I then said "the future home of Jesse Helms" the former and controversial Senator from North Carolina. The grave is in historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. Helms died early Friday morning, July 4th. and this is where he will be buried on Tuesday.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!! This year in the town of Vienna, VA they will not be having a fireworks display but they will have a laser show instead. This after last year fireworks where 11 people (including children) were injured after a misdirected firework accidentally went into the crowd. Some say no fireworks is "Un-American" I think laser show could be cool?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sunset Parade @ Iwo Jima

So I work less than a 5 minute walk from Iwo Jima in Arlington. On Tuesday Night I decided to take a walk up there after work to shoot some pictures of the famous Marine Memorial. I ended up spending two and half hours hours there, waiting and then watching the "Sunset Parade." The parade which happens on Tuesday during the summer months features the music of The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Tonight the Director of Veteran Affairs was in attendance too. It was an impressive show and I think made some better pictures than just an empty statue.