Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.
Looks like a great spot to fish!!
Or be murdered...
It looks like Camp Crystal Lake!
I took a week's vacation and made a bit of a road trip in my new car. While out on the road, I decided to take the opportunity to go and get pictures of a couple of buildings that i had seen on TV as a kid and check out a nearby museum.
I'm uploading pics from my camera and phone tonight.
Here are just a few:
Los Angeles County Fire Station 127.
From the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower:
And a photo of yours truly standing with the star of the show...
Apologies for the glare, but the markings are all reflective.
One last photo that I took while having lunch at a nearby bar...
I just can't decide if someone removed the front off of an actual Ward LaFrance or if someone just made a really good copy...
Love those pictures. Every time I see a fire truck, my inner child comes to life.
Hi everybody. I got back from my summer holiday yesterday, and thought I would share some crappy photos. I only had an iphone 3, and most of the night time shots got totally blown out by the stage lights, many are taken while dancing...
I saw a lot more bands than shown here, but I had to charge my phone each day, so often left it in a locker for half the day.
First up: Motorbike, loaded with backpack, tent is in the top box, ready for leg one, 250 mile ride to Knebworth.
First night at Sonisphere, no bands on, so got drunk and went shopping, and on fairground rides.
Best named shop:
Most honest advertising award:
Best ride, basically a big 100 metre high pole with seats on the end that goes round and upside down and stuff. Great fun:
I also say Anthrax play all of a classic album in the tent, but had my phone recharging for that.
Day three in next post.
Babymetal, the most WTF moment of the holiday. 3 Japanese teenage girls who dance and sing to Death Metal:
Winery Dogs, that bassist is the legendary Billy Sheehan:
Anthrax main stage performance:
Iron Maiden, taken while dancing:
On this day I also saw Alestorm, Chas & Dave, Ghost, Carcass and Slayer.
On this day I also saw Airbourne, Therapy?, Kerbdog, Mastodon & Alice in Chains.
125 mile ride to Birmingham, to see Extreme.
This is Gary Cherone after leaping off the stage onto the lighting rig over the audience:
Day Six continues in the next post.
125 mile ride to Leeds to meet up with friends and see Pearl Jam:
This was amazing, they played for 3 and a half hours, and I was 2 people from the front.
Afterwards we all went out and partied til 5am at a bar playing Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Jurassic Five and all the greats from the 90s, which was packed with Pearl Jam fans all drinking and dancing and singing.
I then rode the 125 miles back to Birmingham the next day, stayed with my parents for a few days, then another 250 miles back to Cornwall on Friday where I am now sitting I my living room typing this.
In the Latest Purchase thread a few weeks back, I posted about buying a teak outdoor table and chair set. Well it was finally delivered yesterday. It was suppose to be delivered on June 27th but their truck broke down. Then they couldn't deliver the week of fourth of July, they only come up to the Syracuse area on Fridays.
Awesome table set.
That deck looks very weathered tho.
Yes, the previous owners didn't take very good condition of it. We have only been in the house little over a year. We are going to get the house painted and deck redone this summer.
Great deck and great furniture. I'm a fan of the weathered, simple and rustic look when it comes to outdoor furniture and the less color and detailing the better. It just all looks so much more relaxing.
I'm 100% with you on that, feel exactly the same way.
Looks like you had an awesome time, Pingfah, and your photos look fine. Must say my favourite is the shop selling "weird shit". All advertising should be that truthful.
From last week's trip:
Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)
Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds)
Great pics of all of the concerts!
It has been years since they torn down Riverfront. I'm still not that used to Great American Ballpark
Tho I do like it better.
MLB have you now completed this years ballpark tour extravaganza?
Well, I have one more week of vacation left, but I've saved it for my customary yearly trip to New York City. I try to see a few Yankees and Mets games (they're my favorite teams) every year.
As of now, though, I have indeed seen every ballpark in the major leagues. Every one that exists today, anyway. There are a lot of ballparks that I never got the chance to see - Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Comiskey Park in Chicago, etc. - because they were torn down before I ever got there.
Please don't take this as bragging, though. I would never mean it like that. I know I talk about baseball a lot - maybe too much. It's just that...well, baseball is pretty much all I have, so I can't help but talk about it.
It's not bragging, it's a hobby. Glad you have now seen 'em all! Enjoy NYC, which IMO it is impossible not to do! What are your plans when you go there?
It's been awhile since I've been up in the Empire State Building (I have developed a fear of heights) so maybe I'll suck it up and go back up there too. Plus I like to take riverboat cruises, like on the Circle Line (they have a great tour that goes all the way around Manhattan Island). And I wouldn't mind a good Broadway show if I could find one that I liked!
Mostly, though, my trips are centered around baseball. It's really all that I know anything about.
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