Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gummy Bears and Fingernails

We went out for ice cream tonight!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dale Jrs Shop

Inside Dale Earnhardts Shop

Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Penske Racing

We got to go in the Penske shop and see them working on the cars.

NC Racing Hall of Fame

Mom with her hunk.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Emily inside of bubble

Vortex room Mystery Hill Blowing Rock, NC

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ford Galaxie 500 w/Ranger backend and 390 flags this is why I love the south

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scott & Chris blowing things up

Southern heaven

Friday, September 11, 2009

The last meeting of Lee and Grant

This painting was HUGE.

Notice of auction... of people

Bill of sale of a slave

1290 dollars was a lot of money back then (Around 25,000 now?)


There is a small object on the upper left of the stand to the right of the pistols. It's a case of pistol cartridges from the Confederate Weapons Laboratory in Richmond. (It was destroyed during the war from an accident by one of the workers)

A confederate soldier's bible

The hole in this bible was made by a union bullet. Lets hope he was square with God when this happened.

Confederate Battle Flag: 3rd Florida Infantry Co. B

A painting

This is the first painting I have seen that actually sparked an emotion. (Other than the usual what the hell is that you get from all that crazy stuff that is just lines and dots and splatters)

The picture doesn't do it justice. There was no mention of who painted it. If anyone knows, let me know.

The Confederate national anthem

Confederate Nicknames

I've only heard a few of these. I will try them out on people when I get back to work on monday.

So the union soldiers busted on the rebels about their ratty clothes

A pardon

The union gave these to confederate soldiers to excuse them for shooting at them. This one comes from the wars end.

Paper article describing the capture of the Confederate President

Look for the post containing the artists rendition of him being captured in women's clothing.

Jefferson Davis captured

He was captured in a disguise trying to evade the union troops.

Confederate Battle Flag: (Sorry I forgot the unit)

The victory or death thing goes back to long before the civil war.

This was the best part of the museum

The picture is terrible because of reflections on the glass, but this flag was captured in battle. The guy that captured it then wrote his name and unit on it.

It's hard to tell, but he's a New Yorker. (Of course it was a New Yorker that had to commit what amounts to the ultimate sign of military disrespect. ) Maybe this is why southerners appear to hate New Yorkers more than all other forms of Yankees.

The only Native American general of the civil war

I never knew that indians had a civil war while we were having a civil war?

A letter from a confederate soldier to his dad

Total defeat was not that long after this letter was written. You would think he would welcome any help he could get to avoid losing the war.

J.H. Morgan's twin pistols

This is the guy that led his troops as far north as any Confederates ever made it during the war. (All the way to ohio)

Commander Anderson's gear

The double barreled revolver

I had no idea anything like this existed, maybe it will come up in trivial pursuit one day.

The double barreled revolver

See the post with the card describing this strange gun.

Early Confederate weaponry

Using pointy sticks may have contributed to their downfall

Civil war weaponry

One of the many cannons found around Richmond

Made right in Richmond at the Tredegar ironworks

We also visited the ironworks but photography was not allowed there. It was interesting standing right on the spot where at least half of the confederate heavy weaponry was made.

The confederate fish at the Confederate Museum

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mercedes C230 Sport

So your probably wondering about the car. It is a 2007 Mercedes C230
Sport, 22,600 miles, completely loaded with every option plus extras
added. It was previously owned by Nascar driver Rusty Wallaces crew
chief here in Mooresville, NC. He traded it in to get the one with the
bigger engine. Pricewise it was much less than my Jeep and comparable
in price to a 2005 used Toyota Tacoma we looked at. Beck will have fun
in it.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Beck's new car

I sold the Jeep and Beck got a new car.