Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The closest pier to our hotel in North Myrle Beach, South Carolina, was the Cherry Grove Pier. I knew I wanted to get some pictures of the pier and knew that sunrise pictures would be great. (You'll see them later) So late Saturday morning I drove up to the pier to check it out. I didn't go out on the pier, at this time of day, as you can see, it was full of fisherman. But I did get to look it over and planned for the next mornings walk. Cherry Grove Pier was built in the 1950's and sticks out into the ocean 985 feet. The worlds record tiger shark was caught off this pier in 1964 and weighed in at 1780 pounds the next day.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
This was my first opportunity to get any pelican pictures. I had seen some in Chincoteague over the summer but didn't have the camera with me. These were taken Monday morning at North Myrtle north of the Cherry Grove pier. It was funny watching them fishing. Slowly circling then just a bee line into the water with a big splash.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Grizz took a trip down to West, by God, Virginia and sent me this picture. This isn't what I picture as a bear-proof hog pen, but I'm guessing some sort of farm critter lives here. I think those might be turkey feet nailed to the front there. You too can check out this barn if you happen to find yourself on Route 20 about 20 miles south of Buckhannon, West Virginia. Let me know if you do.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Shortly after checking into our North Myrtle Beach hotel I heard a commotion from the beach and dolphins were in close to shore appearing to be surfing with the other body surfers. I went to grab my camera but realized that the big lens was in the camera bag and it was across the street in the truck. So I just watched. Saturday afternoon the swam by but not as close to the shore as Friday. I stood on my balcony and shot these pictures. I would guess there to be 15 to 20 dolphins in 4 different groups.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
South of the Border, in Dillon, South Carolina, sits conveniently off of Interstate 95 and just south of the North Carolina Border. When you get off of the southbound ramp you are in SC. Loop around the exit and cross the bridge over the interstate and you are back in NC. Turn down the road towards SOB and you're back in SC. Good thing you don't need passports to go from state to state. The owner went to Mexico to work on a business deal and brought two Mexicans back to work at the Motel he had here by then. The guest just started referring to them as Pedro and Pancho. Pedro has since been immortalized in fiberglass and cloned repeatedly. (Notice the header says, "part 1")
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
See? I'm not the only one who looks for these. This blog has altered the way some people look at the world. And I don't know if that's a good thing or not. My old friend E4Lt sent these to me. He found them along Route 9 in Hedgesville, West Virginia and the other in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. E4Lt is a Lieutenant on Engine 4 (figure that one out for yourself) with the Washington DC Fire Department. Thanks, Lieu.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Correct me if I'm wrong. Please. At first when I saw these on the beach at North Myrtle, I thought it was a Brown-Headed Cowbird. But after looking through the book I now think it may be a Boat-Tailed Grackle. They was hanging out with other Common Grackles (the iridescent black ones). And the apparently like eating those little tiny clams you see all over the beach. They weren't too shy either.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Yes, I take soccer pictures. Post them on another site just like this one. Mom's can scrapbook them and the boys can FB them. Typically they are just soccer action shots. But Thursday between the overcast JV game and the windy-misty varsity game the sun shone through.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Along Interstate 95 just as you cross into South Carolina is the roadside legend known as South of the Border. It is the ultimate tourist trap. It is way cool. Pedro is the mascot of the place. (More on the many faces of Pedro next week) As we were leaving to continue on our way I saw back between the buildings and there it was. Pedro's Fire Department. I can only assume they actually use these old engines. The red Ford/American LaFrance didn't have any lettering on it, but I assume that it is Engine 1. Just the two engines, no ladder trucks. Sorry all you truckies out there, Pedro's just ain't feelin' your love.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This past weekend I drove more than nine hours to celebrate the wedding of a friend on the beach in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This was my first time in Myrtle so I didn't know what to expect. The weather could not have been any better for early October. Low to mid 80's and not a cloud in the sky for the four days we were there. This is the view from pool side at our hotel. Awesome, nothing could be finer.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Unlike yesterday (I really am sorry) today I give you something a little more positive. The people somehow won some contest or something and the players came out after the game and gave them the shirts off their backs. They even signed them. Some even threw their hats into the crowd as they went back into the dugout.