August is a hodgepodge of pictures.. Wally and I left our favorite beach and drove up to Virginia, where we visited my brother and sister-in-law in Lexington, as well as my daughter and son-in-law in Manassas.
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1. I recently came to the realization that pay phones are getting hard to find. This one was at the downtown Post Office. 2. The Boardwalk at night. 3. Live music on the Boardwalk. 4. Ocean Front Grill.
1. Bling in Myrtle Beach! 2. River City in Murrells Inlet. 3 and 4. Ann and Curt enjoying lunch!
1, Wally and I. 2. Wally with a Rickshaw. Myrtle Beach is awaiting approval for them to become commercial. 4. Curt, Ann and Wally. 5. Female Cardinal and woodpecker at our feeder.
1. Historic Natural Bridge Hotel, Lexington, VA 2. Wally at the entrance of the steps to Natural Bridge. 3. Natural Bridge 4. Ancient tree viewed on the way to Natural Bridge. 5. Bus to return us to the hotel area.
1. Surf fishing 2. Alone 3. and 4. Zaxby's on the beach. (Our friends, Gail and Gary, along with Wally and I, have been working our way through the alphabet, A to Z, through Myrtle Beach restaurants. Today, August 31, we reached the letter Z. We celebrated by getting carry out from Zaxby's. It turned out to be a beautiful evening for "Zaxby's on the Beach."
Stonehenge - a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire. Stonehenge took 1500 years to complete using stones weighing as much as 50 tons. An estimated 600 to 1000 men dragged the stones from Marlborough Downs, 20 minutes north. Perhaps it was used as a temple, observatory or tomb.
Above: Foamhenge, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, was completed in six weeks, using bedded styrofoam blocks weighing up to 420 pounds. The blocks were delivered on 4 tractor trailers from Winchester, VA, 100 miles north.
Foamhenge is a full-size replica of the mystical Stonehenge of England, and it is free to visit. It was created by Mark Cline and built with donated materials. The signs request that you enjoy yourself at the site, but please remember to be gentle. It is FOAM not STONE. It took 4-5 Mexicans and one crazy white man to construct it. Its purpose is to educate and entertain.
1 - 4 House Mountain Inn, Lexington, VA. It was a little overcast, but it affords a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and and offers an excellent restaurant and lodge.
The picture on the far left links to a gallery of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located a few miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport .
1. Links to photos of old Brentsville, VA. 2. and 3. From the Museum of Old Toys 4. Little wax boy swings above the entrance to the Lexington Wax Museum. 5. Me, Wally, Dale.