This is about half way to where I want to be about now with the colder weather coming this way.
New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, West Virginia was for many years the longest arch bridge in the world.
(still just as long, someone just made a longer one)
Anyway, I'm just not ready for the snow yet
and I'm definitely not looking forward to driving around in the stuff
Ah . . . . . . . . . . .That's better.
Where ever there are palm trees, they probably don't sell snow shovels.
I'm not a biker but it's a cool place to go
Earl's Hideaway in Sebastian Florida, one of the best places around to just hang out with a "cold one" on their sand bar listening to the band, or there's Captain Hiram's just a couple of blocks up the river with a nice sand bar and beach on the river to enjoy a cold one and listen to their band.
Captain Hiram's incidentally is where Pete Harris played for years.
Friday the 13th is rolling by again, watch out for the bikers they will be heading to and from Port Dover Ontario by the thousands for the next few days.
Since 1981, there has been a tradition of bikers gathering in Port Dover for Friday the 13th. Chris Simons and a bunch of freinds, through word of mouth, got together at the old Commercial Hotel. It was Friday the 13th of November. They had such a good time they decided to do it every Friday the 13th. On Friday, June 13, 2008 an estimated 150,000 bikers and spectators converged on Port Dover.
It seems like just about everywhere in Brevard County and Indian River County (perhaps the rest of Florida too) old traffic lights are being replaced by a new breed of presumably hurricane resistant green monster poles reaching out over the road where lights were once hanging on cables to sway wildly in a good wind.
I am just guessing about the reason but I know that when strong hurricanes hit many traffic lights get blown away or just end up dangling where they aren't supposed to be.
Even the old style mounted on smaller poles are being replaced with the monster poles
I've actually been seeing them in Florida for a number of years with lights hanging perpendicular to the poles on the newer roadways
But the new poles have lights mounted parallel to the poles which will further prevent wind from affecting the lights.
I also noticed they all have cameras conveniently mounted on them as well, hmmm, wonder what they are for.
I also wonder what happens when a car hits one of the poles, are they break-away like the old ones, and if so what about the guy under the falling pole?
Looking at the size of the poles, I imagine it will be more like hitting a concrete abutment than a break-away pole.