Vacation pictures

1997 Road Trip - June 24 to July 7

Well, once again I packed too much stuff, but as I soon found out, my trusty VX didn't mind.

Many thanks to my friend Tim for lending me his saddlebags.

First it was off to Mt. Washington, NH - a 4 hour ride, where I camped for the evening. I had forgotten how small my tent was.

That white stuff you see is snow.

This picture was actually taken on June 25th, the second day of my trip. There was, as usual, so much fog, that you can't see the summit.

On the second day, I got some rain in North Conway, NH, but that only lasted about 10 minutes. I was heading for Old Orchard Beach in Maine, and I arrived there at 2 PM. Since my final destination was Virginia Beach, I decided to keep driving so I could get a little closer. To save time I turned inland and bypassed Boston. That night I stayed in a Motel in New Haven, Connecticut.

I decided I would stop in Wildwood NJ to check it out. I had never been there, but friends of mine had gone and told me great things about it.

I arrived in Wildwood at about 7 PM, just as it started raining (this was to be the last rain I experienced on my trip!). I found out that there were no campgrounds in Wildwood itself, so I headed for the nearest one, which turned out to be the Wildwood Canadian Campground. Well, I was having so much fun in Wildwood, largely due to the people I met at the campground, that I never made it to Virginia Beach. The people were really friendly, and I liked it so much, that I decided to create the unoffical home page of the Wildwood Canadian Campground. Check it out! Visit it to see a couple of more pictures.

June 26th - Off to upstate NJ to meet up with my friend Lisa. Here's a couple of pictures from the USS Intrepid, a retired aircraft carrier turned museum. Worth checking out!
Here's a picture of me with a Harrier jet. What a cool plane (drool). Gee, if I had one, then I'd never have to worry about traffic again.

Hmmm, maybe if I collect enough Pepsi points...

No, that's not a Stealth, even though it kind of looks like one. It's an SR-71 Blackbird. Built in the 60's, even today it is considered one of the fastest planes ever built!
A moment of silence, please...

No, I didn't park in the wrong part of town, and it's not a motorcycle graveyard. This bike was parked and locked near Battery Park, New York City. I guess it was left overnight on the wrong night, poor owner.

I don't know how long it had been there, but I saw it there three days in a row.

What better way to top off an amazing vacation, than hanging around with a baby Boa Constrictor - or having a baby Boa Constrictor hanging around me!

I'd never seen a Boa Constrictor "up close and personal" like that before. It was amazing!

It seemed to like me, too - it mistook me for it's owner and started crawling up my arm! Apparently I was wearing the same cologne as him (the owner, not the snake).

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