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Archive for August 2008

Stroll down the Avenue at Lunch

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After lunch at Pannullo’s (AWESOME BURGER), took a stroll past the shops on Park Avenue – Winter Park.

Pannullo's Italian Restaurant Winter Park FL

Pannullo

Rolex

Rolex

Tag

Tag

Park Promenade Jewlers

Park Promenade Jewlers

Breitling

Breitling

John Craig

John Craig

Then driving back to the office, I was following this truck for  a few miles.  i thought it was interesting the the only thing is English was the bottom – To order call ….

La Tradicional

La Tradicional

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August 31, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Buick Eight

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This 1950 Sedanette isa great looking car.  In the 1950 model year, Buick sold approximately 600,000 cars +/-  that year!  Their rival at the time was Plymouth.  Plymouth won out, but the stately Buick was much grander.

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August 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Welcome Poppy Bea

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She made a grand entrance into the world.  Welcome, welcome – we love you so much already!!!

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August 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse – Florida

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida and the second tallest in the United States.  203 steps take you to the top for a great view of the Florida coastline and the Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is on the National Historic Landmark list and is one f the few light stations in the country with all the original keepers’ dwellings and outbuilding still intact.

Waiting, waiting, waiting – – –

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12:34 PM EDT- My daughter is having a baby – TODAY, I HOPE!.  She’s out in San Francisco – and as good as communications are these days – it ain’t good enough for me right now.

My princess has had contractions since very early Saturday morning and she’s wrung out.  Here it is Tuesday!  I can’t imagine the pain and discomfort she’s gone through.  I just hope the little bundle from heaven comes real soon.

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August 19, 2008 at 11:39 am

Ouch!

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How we spent the morning.  Mom is alright – nothing to worry about – other driver got the ticket – car is at the car hospital.

A big boo boo!

A big boo boo!

 

Off to the Honda hospital

Off to the Honda hospital

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August 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Early Morning Beach

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6:30 AM – Ponce Inlet, FL

 

Sunrise

Sunrise

 

Waiting for action

Waiting for action

 

No one to watch over

No one to watch over

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August 13, 2008 at 11:34 am

North Turn, South Turn

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Friday I took a day off and went to the beach.  I wanted to take some photos of the lighthouse at Ponce Inlet at the extreme south end of Daytona Beach.

At another time I’ll post some of the lighthouse photos that I took as well as some of the beach scene.

The beach opens to vehicle traffic at 8 AM.  I actually got there at 6:30 AM as I was trying to get some photos of the sunrise with the lighthouse.  But the logistics didn’t work.  I couldn’t be on the beach photoing the lighthouse, and I could be at the lighthouse photoing the sunrise.

The sunrise — This photo is untouched.  As soon as I uploaded it to my computer – I just loved it.  I’m going to have this one printed – I may even have it arranged as a greeting card.  Anyway, I think its awesome.

While I was waiting for the beach gate to open, I noticed a sign at the entrance to the beach called “North Turn”.  I’d been there at least fifty time before, but I never knew what the term “north turn” meant.  Later I drove a little south to the last entrance to the beach, and anther sign told me about “South Turn”.

NORTH TURN – Click on the photo to read more about it.  This is NASCAR history.  Back in the day waaaay before there was a Daytona Speedway racetrack, the cars raced on the beach, banked by the sand dunes.  (Way before ecological grumblings ever surfaced).

The race car drivers would race “up” the beach to North Turn and turn onto what is Atlantic Ave (US A1A), race south to the “south turn” and back to complete one full lap.

This area of the beach in the Ponce Inlet area is now home to 10 MPH speed limits, sunbathers, surfers, and condos.  The history is there, and sports car enthusiasts, and NASCAR fans can find the roots of the sport on this part of the beach.

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August 10, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Beach Day

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August 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm

I’m lookin’ at ya

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Cal and the horses.  My super-arm-farter grandson loves to feed the horses.  Ah… wish I were a kid again.

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August 7, 2008 at 6:46 pm