I decided to go and purchase a Macro lens since I haven't had much luck taking Peg's jewelry pictures with my standard lenses. I bought a less expensive Tamron SP AF 60 mm F/2 Di II Macro 1:1. While I have only snapped a couple of hand held shots it does seem to be a good decision. The shallow depth of field looks like it is going to take some practice getting used to.
Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.