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The crowd was 300,000+ More than the total number of inhabitants of the 24th largest city in America,  Chincanati

Go Big Or Go Bigger



With Brother Bob




Salute to the troops on this Memoral Day


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With The Captain, Roger Penske, whose Team won with driver Will Power Today


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Every Memorial Day Weekend, there is The Biggest Spectacle in Motorsports-The Indy 500.

Its more than just kissing bricks and drinking milk. (That's what the winner does). It's a little early to do the end zone dance as the race starts tomorrow. Here are some photos of races past:




2014

2012


2008

2009

2008



You win some, you lose some, you wreck some...




Here a 2012 trip report: The 96th Indianapolis 500- the best way to convert money into noise---was fast paced with lots of lead changes and drivers dabbling in and out of the boundaries of disaster. There’s no secret to ovals. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left. The drivers who think the brakes are for stopping usually don't win. As Mario Andretti said, "“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” These open wheel drivers are like fighter pilots, flying in a gymnasium. The crashes fans remember, but drivers remember the near misses, but nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. For the record, New Zealand's Scott Dixon was runner-up this time. The weather was hot in America's Midwest after an emotional tribute to last year's winner Dan Wheldon, the popular Englishman whose thrill of speed overcame the fear of death and in fact, actually died horrific crash in Las Vegas in October.

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I Love Ewe
Today, in England, our house is surrounded by the familiar green pastures and yellow fields we have come to adore.

 Mother Nature has truly put the awe in awesome. Watching the west wind moving over the fields is like seeing waves on an ocean of emerlds and gold--- a sea of thoughts leads back to Stings lyrics.

 Father Time makes promises to us and bonds strengthened by the cycles of the seasons. This perfect symmetry is summed up by Albert Camus-“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” and so the invisible has becomes visible today.

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Cádiz  the  ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain is still new.




...I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question unless I am in Spain because Spain is like a hundred countries in one. 

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Civitavecchia is a coastal town northwest of Rome, in Italy. Built in the 2nd century, the Port of Civitavecchia still retains some of its original features, like the Roman Dock. The port is the quickest route to Rome, which we opted out this time due to a Cinderella liberty of 5pm.

We instead headed out to Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, a castle in Bracciano, in the Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defence structure and a civilian residence






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Declared one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its undisputed beauty and the uniqueness of its natural landscape, it lived up to its repuation