I’ve posted a few photos from the trip here: http://www.bobbergey.com/p41009462. Although I don’t see the race itself (except on TV from my hotel room), I do shuttle the runners to the starting line in Hopkinton. That’s where many of these photos were taken, just before the race started. You’ll see the group of 30 runners I took this year (and in the photo above). The hotel we stay at is also very nice, photogenic even, and I have a couple of shots there that I took just for me — including my coach, of course.
The busy fall season is behind us now, and I can finally catch my breath. I’m fortunate that our company has been very busy, and I’ve had lots of work. Now it’s time to do some catching up here over the next few weeks.
A couple of days ago I updated the software that runs the forum here on EightWheels.com, as well as the blogging software itself (WordPress). The last couple of days I’ve added several new photo galleries from recent trips; I still have quite a few more to add, but I’m making progress and they’ll get posted shortly. And I’ve got several articles half written, including one on the challenges of driving and parking in New York City this month. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time to wish all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!
I’ve been working way too much recently, but you have to make hay while the sun shines, right? LOL … In between trips, I’ve made a few updates to the site and added a couple of photo galleries. The FAQ is back! Not many changes from the previous version a while back, but it’s been updated some. Also in the Links menu is a new page for State DOT Sites for each state in the USA. Plus I’ve added a few more links on the Parking & More links page.
Two new photo galleries have also been added — photos from two different, recent visits to the Arlington National Cemetery, and a few photos from a trip to FDR’s home in Hyde Park, NY. Check them out when you have a chance.
[note]Arlington National Cemetery
Prints from any of the galleries are available for purchase; just click “Add to Cart” while viewing the photo you want, and follow the directions to select quantity, size, finish, etc. Check them out today!
I’ve posted photos from two of my most recent Hagey Tours: a Mystery Tour April 23 that included a tour of the fascinating Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ, and the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, NJ; and a two-day tour, April 26-27, to Ligonier, PA, that included visits to two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, plus tours of the Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown, PA and Fort Ligonier in Ligonier, PA. Both were great trips, very interesting for the passengers and great photo opportunities.
[note]Mystery Tour Gallery
Fallingwater/Ligonier Tour Gallery[/note]
Photos taken of my trip to the Boston Marathon 2009 are posted in the Photo Gallery. Click Here to go directly to the new gallery.
Unfortunately there aren’t any photos of the race itself — I couldn’t get the coach within walking distance of the race, and with my shuttling responsibilities for both runners and passengers wasn’t able see the race, except portions on TV. But it was an exciting day! I took 23 runners from our hotel out to the start of the race in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on the morning of the race, and all 23 finished, five of them in less than 3 hours. The oldest of the runners was 59, running in his 97th marathon — now that’s impressive! He finished with a time fast enough to automatically qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon.
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I’ve been saving up for a longer telephoto lens to replace a shorter one I sold recently, and bought it today just in time for my trip to the Boston Marathon tomorrow. It’s the Nikon 70-300mm VR zoom lens, and it’s a beauty. It was a perfect afternoon to be outside doing some test shots this afternoon, so I spent some time in my local park. I just uploaded a small gallery of about a dozen shots — mostly signs of spring. Check it out here if you’re interested.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday walking around the waterfront area by South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY. I posted about two dozen photos; lots of photo opportunities here. Click here to go directly to the gallery.