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Thursday, April 17, 2008


Originally uploaded by dino0477.

Well i am out and about again. I was on site in Richmond all day and just got into Charlottesville. I ended up changing my room as only the top floor of this NEW Hilton has cell reception. Kinda stupid now i need to make sure i am always on the top floor. But I do have a nice view from up here.


I had a rather interesting evening. I had told one of the nurses on my study I'd meet her for a drink - she was getting bugged by lots of people this week and I was trying to cheer her up. Well she called me late in the afternoon and said she and some friends were going to the Dogwood festival and didn't I want to go along. I tried to talk my way out of it but unsuccessful. Fast forward 2 hours here are some pics - I did have a bite of yummy funnel cake

the night ended with me hanging upside down in the skymaster with the seat being loose and fearing for my life. I was never afraid of rides but the harnes never clicked in and all that was holding me was the itty bitty seatbelt. granted there was a metal cage around the whole thing but still not very comforting.

This car was in the parking lot of the hotel when I got back - not sure if it is a real "pace car" but it looked cool.


Bubs said...

Mmmmm. funnel cakes.

So, are you traveling a lot more now with the new job?

jin said...

I have no idea what a 'pace car' is!

angel said...

what is a funnel cake pray tell...?
i would SO also have photographed that car!!! very cool!!!

ooh, i tagged you... when you get a chance...

The Phosgene Kid said...

Carnival rides, put together, maintained, and run by drifters and high school dropouts. Yep, sounds like fun to me!! Save me some of that funnel cake though!

Dino aka Katy said...

Bubs - yeah kind of but its pretty local - I could drive back and forth to Charlottesville (3h one way) in a day but It would mean me getting up really early and then I wouldn't be much use at the site.

Jin - neither do I

Angel - I email you the recipe for the funnel cake they are awesome. I'll take a look at the tag

Phos - yeah so much fun

The Phosgene Kid said...

Great pictures BTW!! Have Fun!!

Beth said...

ahhhh, funnel cakes....nothing like fair food to get ya goin!!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - thanks

Beth - yeah they taste so much better there

Coaster Punchman said...

Ugh, I am SO with you on the rides thing. I went on them all the time when I was a kid without a care in the world. Now, the littlest thought sends me into a panic, e.g. thinking of every possible thing that could go wrong and send me crashing to my death. I can't even enjoy them any more. I wonder if they have meds for that?

Dino aka Katy said...

CP - yeah I never worried about that stuff when I was younger