Ok. It’s not pretty, this video. It’s poorly lip synched, but I think you’ll get the idea. The band is Steam, and they did the original version back in 1969. Which would be the year after I graduated high school.
Yunz (that’s Pittsburgh talk) can sing it Tuesday night as we wave “bye bye” to the Republicans and that joker of a President they call “Boosh.”
And no, I don’t think I’m getting ahead of myself here.
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I haven’t done this for awhile. And it’s great fun shuffling through all the amazing quotations out there, picking a few here and there that peak my interest.
“To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.”
— Albert Einstein
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
— Ellen Goodman (Journalist)
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
— Albert Einstein
“You’re never too old to become younger.”
— Mae West
“I have not lost my mind – it’s backed up on disk somewhere.”
“Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.”
— The Bible
The trip home from Cape Hatteras to Cincinnati took me through Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville, Virginia. Travelling Interstate 64, I stopped overnight in the beautiful town of Lewisburg, West Virginia. The next morning found me on US Route 60, the Midland Trail, a beautiful two lane highway winding through the mountains and down into the Kanawha River Valley and Charleston, WV.
Roadside Scenery along Route 60
There are places along the Midland Trail where I swore I could see my tail lights in my mirror as I wound through one of those mountaineous curves. But getting off the Interstate (I-64), is the only way to really enjoy the beauty of The Mountain State.
Glen Ferris, West Virginia
Many of you already know that I spent the first ten years of my life growing up in the great state of West Virginia and am proud to be an alumnus of West Virginia University (Let’s Gooooo Mountaineers). I’ve sung John Denver’s Country Roads about a million times. When I stopped at the New River Gorge, I once again became a believer that West Virginia truly is “almost heaven.” I highly recommend a stop at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center for a view similar to the one below.
New River Gorge from near the bridge
Amazing Span of the New River Bridge (US 19)
Since I’m showing my vacation pictures, especially those from Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you might as well take a look at two sets from 2003 and before. The first set shot in the summer of 1999, was my initial experiment with a digital camera and putting up a web site.
The site is entitled Cape Hatteras Vacation. I can’t believe it still lives on AOL, as I’ve not been a member of that service for many a year. Enjoy!
Here’s a sample. That’s my daughter, Sarah.
Ocracoke at Sunset
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Tagged beach, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, ocracoke, Outer Banks, Photos, pictures, Travel, vacation
Here’s a few more photos from my Road Trip to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina.
Along the National Seashore
The Outer Banks are a series of barrier islands, a very fragile environment. Note the proximity of the two beachfront houses to the surf. Beach erosion has moved more than 40 feet of beach.
Seaside at Buxton, NC
Colorful end to another wonderful day
Cape Hatteras Light protects "The Graveyard of the Atlantic"