Sunday, May 24, 2009

2009 Indy 500

Helio Castroneves did it again. His third Indy 500 win. Starting from the pole he drove a conservative race until the end when it really mattered. He opened a 4 or 5 second lead on the final laps.

There were 19 cars on the lead lap at the end of the race, an Indy record. Danacia Patrick can drive a race car, if there was any doubt!

All in all a good race.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Charleston, SC

After the Inauguration we decided to spend four days in charming and historic Charleston, SC. The Historic District and Bay Front area are pedestrian friendly. Patriots Point also deserves a visit. The WWII Aircraft Carrier Yorktown is the highlight. They also have a Destroyer, Submarine and Coast Guard Cutter on display. It is a must see if you are a WWII history buff like me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Our Experiences at the Inauguration

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20th. 2009 was our 47th. wedding anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to attend the Presidential Inauguration. We planned our trip and requested tickets to the swearing in ceremony from both our Congressman and Senator. Neither gave us much hope of obtaining tickets due to the high demand (ie. we don't have any pull). We decided to attend anyway. Two days before we left for Washington, our Congressman called and said he was able to get us tickets and we could pick them up in his office in Washington. We were thrilled!