Vacation stories/pictures thread

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by TexasRaceLady, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    I don't think I have mentioned that already but I'll be on the other side of the atlantic for the next 3 weeks. We'll head to Berlin this evening, flight will leave Tegel tomorrow at 10 am and hopefully arrive at Miami at around 2.30 pm.
     
  2. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Drove the Skyline Drive this morning --
    overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. Absolutely beautiful.
    Landed at the Wyndham National Harbor about 2 PM. Family is beginning to gather. Early start in the morning --- service is at
    9 AM.
     
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  3. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Got to Arlington for ceremony. Honor guard, flags(U.S. and Navy), band, caisson, Naval officer(with sword on horseback)-- all in Navy whites. I joined my brother and other family members walking behind the caisson to the site. The Navy hymn, 21 gun salute, and the folding of the flag --- all very moving.
    The weather was bright and sunny, but not a breath of a breeze and humidity thick enough to cut with a knife.
     
  4. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner


    We drove that today. Didn't see any "TexasRaceLady was here" signs along the way, but a rattlesnake.
     
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  5. Bowtie3

    Bowtie3 Team Owner

    IMG_0753.JPG Nothing like walking on the beach at sunrise.
     
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  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

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    The honor escort at my dad's service at Arlington on July18th.
     
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  7. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

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    Full military honors were rendered.
    A totally awesome ceremony. I've seen it on TV, but in real life it's just mind-blowing.
     
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  8. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    That's Arlington --- the Lee house in the background.
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    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

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    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

  11. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Team Owner

    Awesome pictures, TRL.
     
  12. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    I can't take credit, utvol. The pics are taken by a professional. Family is told very
    plainly to leave our cameras in our pockets or in the car.

    We just got the CD with these pics --- some 200+. Can't wait for the video.
     
  13. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's great TRL. It's all we expected it to be.
     
  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    When the band played the Navy hymn --- that's when I really lost it.
     
  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I can imagine. They interred my uncle that was a well decorated USMC Sgt. Major there. It was a very touching service for sure.
     
  17. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Thanks for sharing your proud and emotional day with us TRL. From the pictures we tell tell that it was a very moving experience.
     
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  18. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    A picture we took while on vacation a couple of years ago. What does it look like to you?

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  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I'm guessing Mangrove Buckeyes, never seen those before.. beautiful. I've been trying to figure out if I have any milk weed cause the Monarchs come thru here following the river. Letting the weeds grow isn't hard for me to do.
     
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  20. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

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  21. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I couldn't find out what they were either but I think you're right. They were in a huge private butterfly garden outside of Buffalo NY.
     
  22. Sorry @Clutch as you may never speak to me again but I thought of you when I saw this beautiful HQ Sandman smashed to bits. One of my cousins on the gold coast in Queensland posted these pics on FB and I just about went in a corner and cried. It had spent most of its life in NZ and was recently brought back to Australia and restored before getting caught in a death wobble on the back of a trailer. 20622346_1402147133205932_1716391447463266214_n.jpg 20664857_1402147136539265_471450604076530080_n.jpg 20708101_1402147126539266_4189384425084556962_n.jpg 20638814_1402147123205933_5835842640606139161_n.jpg
     
  23. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    That....is a tragedy. Love those Holdens. They are rare indeed today.
     
  24. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Damn. thinking that won't buff out...
     
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  25. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    We had a thunderstorm come through our city around 6pm tonight and the online edition of our newspaper posted a great shot of lightning hitting the Skytower downtown.

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  27. Wonderful pictures....... I know you are very proud....


    I am glad you got to see General Robert E. Lee's house...... it won't be long before it will be on the list of Confederate memorials to be torn down.... :(
     
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  28. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Up in Rarotonga for a few days with the wife. She just came home from Canada 3 days but my turn for a break now. (With her)
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  29. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    No idea how that came out upside down

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  30. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    It looks natural. You are down under after all. That's how ya'll look to us. :D
     
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  31. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Currently at a Sandals resort in St. Lucia. I've been drunk 75% of the stay thus far

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  32. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Watching a cruise ship leave the island a short while ago. Notice the random cat, who decided to come hang out for a while...

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  33. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Love this pic. All our city boat ramps have this sign to remind us to be a responsible skipper.....and avoid excessive alcohol whilst driving your boat. Lol.
    Good old NZ.
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  34. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Morning at Assateague.[​IMG]

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  35. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Had the day off and went for a road trip .... just over 2 hour drive for me down to Mt. Maunganui, next to Tauranga.
    I climbed the Mount to the top...about an hour but spectacular views from up there.

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  36. Brentford

    Brentford Crew Chief

    Got back from a five day vacation to Branson, Missouri. We've been there countless times so I didn't take many pictures, but we've never stayed at this resort. It's on the Western edge of Table Rock Lake. The scenery was top notch and really makes me miss living in the Ozarks, even though I am only a four hour drive away.

    [​IMG]SAM_0404 by Brent, on Flickr

    [​IMG]SAM_0407 by Brent, on Flickr

    [​IMG]SAM_0389 by Brent, on Flickr
     
  37. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    First fish of the season

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  38. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

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  39. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    What the hell kind of fish is that?!?
     
  40. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    A Gurnard. Great eating!
     
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