Saturday, August 30, 2014

Charles Town Car Show Photos

Labor Day weekend started off in grand fashion as Charles Town, WV closed the streets in order to have their 6th Annual Car Show. Every year this show gets bigger and better. The organizers do a fantastic job of getting everyone parked on the downtown streets and it is spread out enough that you don't feel too crowded.

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible owned by Bob Brown

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Photos from the Berryville, VA Steam Show

The annual Pageant of Steam, held by the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association in Berryville, VA during July, is a magical event. Seeing both vintage tractors and steam engines putting around the fairgrounds makes me very emotional. I don't know about you but I feel there simply isn't anything like a restored steam engine belching smoke and steam to get your heart pounding. The occasional toot of a steam whistle is just icing on the cake.

Berryville Steam Show

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - Part 2

If you haven't read part 1 of our trip report you can find it here: Have you been to Niagara Falls?

By this time we were very wet. We took a short (1/4 mile Horseshoe Falls) walk over to the Floral Showhouse to dry out. The conservatory was built in 1945 with the reception center coming in 1980. The entire Showhouse, while small, is stuffed with different wonderful plants. The tropical plant collection is amazing which includes a reported 400 orchids. Tropical bird species flutter throughout the display houses.

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Have you been to Niagara Falls? - Part 1

Niagara Falls is listed as one of "Seven Natural Wonders of North America." At peak flow over Six million cubic feet of water each minute cascades over the three falls that make up Niagara Falls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls (Rainbow Falls), and Bridal Veil Falls (Luna Falls). The highest drop is from the Horseshoe Falls at 173 feet. The American and Bridal Falls are actually a little taller at 182 feet but because of all the talus, or broken rock, the longest continuous drop is more like 70 feet.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Reliving History at WWII Weekend in Reading, PA

If you like history then do yourself a favor and attend the WWII Weekend held each year by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA. Each year hundreds of reenactors gather at the Reading Regional Airport - Spaatz Field in Berks County, Pennsylvania to teach and entertain you about the WWII era.

WWII Weekend - Reading, PA