Archive for June 2010
Greenwich Connecticut is exac-tickely 1160.6 miles from Sorrento Florida. First day was a twelve hour excursion through the southern coastal states with a side step over to Savannah, GA – really nice city, but it was sooo hot yesterday – so Friday was 653 miles of hard road.
I must say that North Carolina has the most beautiful section of I-95 with beautiful yellow lillies and red/coral crepe myrtels throughout the state. I’m sorry to report, but Maryland ranks tops with the suckiest roads.
As my wife was navigator from FL to CT, I’m afraid to say she lost the will to live somewhere on the New Jersey Turnpike as our trip (B) odometer hit 940 miles – NJ by the way has the rudest drives bar-none!
I took a look around town of Greenwich this evening as I used to work in here back in the early 80s. My fav bar at the time was Mickey’s on Greenwich Ave. but is now a place called Sundown. I did find solace in a small Polish pub/club on Arch St… .The Pilsudski Society. Hmmm.
I signed the guest book… and put down a pint of their standard bar brew.
Traveling up I-95 we couldn’t resist taking a look at Savannah – we’ve never been there before… and of course – I had to scope out probably the most famous restaurant in that neck of the woods.
We drove 653 miles today… Made it to Roanoke Rapids, NC — tired, very tired!
This is the Thursby house along the Saint John’s River in Central Florida – In 1872, the Thursby family built a large frame home atop the Indians’ shell mound, safe from the floodwaters of the St. Johns. The pilings of the steamboat dock remain, relics of a bygone era.
I love these old theater marquees – again, we built beautiful things when we cared about how things were built. Look at the detail. This is the Metro Theatre in San Francisco.
This shot was taken in San Francisco near the site of the Pan Pacific Exposition of 1915.
The Panama Pacific International Exposition was the 1915 worlds fair held in San Francisco, California. Taking over three years to construct, the fair had great economic implications for the city that had been almost destroyed by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The exposition was a tremendous success, and did much to boost the morale of the entire Bay Area and to help get San Francisco back up on its feet.
Officially, the exposition was a celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal, and also commemorated the 400th anniversary of the discovering of the Pacific Ocean by the explorer, Balboa. San Francisco was only one of many cities hoping to host the PPIE. New Orleans was its primary rival, but in 1911 after a long competition of advertising and campaigning, President Taft proclaimed San Francisco to be the official host city.