Thursday, September 01, 2011

First RV Cruise, August 2011

After spending a pile of money and making some shakedown cruises around the area we are now hooked up and ready to go.

We are on our way to Ocala North RV Park, in Reddick, FL. Where we will be spending the weekend with an old pal of mine from years back. Him and his wife belong to a rally group called "The Roaming Elks."

Here is the Blushing Bride with our dog, Sailor all setup at the park.

Sailor owns the couch, in the RV or at home.

Our rig is the Titanium in the middle.

This Titanium is not mine. It is for sale in the park.

This is the other side of the "For Sale."

The model number of the "For Sale."

And the back of the "For Sale." The tag on the trailer is a 2007, so I guess it has been sitting here for awhile.

Call this number if interested. It looks good from the outside.

A view in the RV Park.

One of their two club houses.

Some of the "Roaming Elks" on the left with our unit in the back.

A view from our unit towards the road passing the RV Park.

We had a great time with this group so by the end of the weekend, we tossed in our money and became "Roaming Elks" also. We are looking forward to doing it again down the road.

National Zoo, Washington, DC March 2011

Giant Panda, hid way in the back. It was telephoto lens time.

A different form of wildlife often found at the zoo.

Another Giant Panda shot.

A squirrel living off the dole.

Marine One perhaps.

Grandboys having a good time at the zoo.

An Irish gang!

Red Panda


Mallard eating off the bottom.

A small raptor with lunch.

On the Philadelphia Eagle.

There are overhead walkways where simians can walk from one exhibit to another without physically interacting with the public.

A waterfall alongside one of the walkways.

Nana, always checking on her peeps.

A spider made out of hardshell bug bodies.

Showing the effects of tidal waves around the globe.

As the day wears on, some wear out.

Steel plate art.

This piece of art appears to be a rattan elephant

Fort McHenry National Monument, March 2011

Fort McHenry National Monument

Gun mounts facing Baltimore Harbor. These guns appear to have been mounted after 1814, probably closer to the civil war or later.

The bulk of the walls are filled with earth. The earthworks to the left protect the entrance to the fort on the right.

Barracks and

Officer's Quarters are were located inside the walls of the fort.

Firearms inside an enlisted barracks

Enlisted clothing

Artifacts located on the walls of the buildings, an officers sword

A flintlock musket

An officer's flintlock pistol

A boarding axe

A 15 star/15 bar replica 1814 flag flies over Ft McHenry. It replicates the one that flew during the battle with the british.

Powder keg info circa 1814

Chamber for storing powder kegs

These cannon would be more similiar to the type used during the 1814 battle.

Cheez and his Blushing Bride at Ft McHenry National Monument.