The Carlisle Chrysler Nationals are held each year during the second weekend in July. The 2017 show was held over the weekend of July 14-17, 2017, and we were there!
Barry’s a certified (certifiable?) car nut. I’m not. Barry would happily go to any Carlisle car show — from Spring Carlisle through Fall Carlisle, and everything in between — checking out the tool booths and looking over the old car parts. Not me. I have a special affinity for one, and only one, car show — the Chrysler Nationals.
I’ve never had a Chrysler in my life, but there’s something about those muscle cars from the ’60s and ’70s that really speak to me. I love the crazy colors, from Sublime Green to Plum Crazy Purple. I love the time and care people lavish into making them look like new. I guess those old Chryslers bring back memories of simpler days for me.
Here’s a gallery of images that shows you some of the many sights we saw at the show.
And here’s a video that can give you a sense of how BIG the show field is:
Was it fun? Would I go again? Yeah to both!
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is about 110 miles north of Washington, DC. Here’s a map:
Looking for something fun to do over the weekend of Oct. 16-17, 2015? Cat (and dog) lovers in the mid-Atlantic region might want to check out the Fur Family Arts Festival in Fredericksburg, Va. The event will feature screenings from the Internet Cat Video Festival!
I’ve been to Savage Mill in Savage, Md., several times before, but never as a hiking destination. I will definitely go back there again!
Savage Mill has a funky, old-timey vibe. It has lots of places for an after-hike lunch, including the Ram’s Head Tavern. According to Wikipedia:
“The Savage Mill is a historic cotton mill complex in Savage, Maryland, which has been turned into a complex of shops and restaurants. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is located in the Savage Mill Historic District. Buildings in the complex date from 1822 to 1916.”
The Savage Mill is close to Savage Park, which features a number of hiking trails. We hiked on some of those trails today. Here are some pictures from the day.
I participated in a 4.5 mile hike today at Lake Audubon in Reston, Va., with the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group. Even though it’s officially spring, it still looked a lot like winter today, and the air was chilly and damp.
It was a wonderful hike, and as a first sign of spring, we saw lots of skunk cabbages poking up in some of the swampy spots.
Spring will get here, it’s just taking its own sweet time!
Around here, “big” is a relative term. In today’s photo, we have a big (actually, giant) Costco-sized package of paper towels, a cat (a medium-sized feline model named Gabby), and a small (actually, tiny) toy bird.
Today’s Photography 101 theme is “connect.” Today, I connected with a group of people who love to hike!
I’m a member of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, and this evening’s hike was the first of many weekly hikes at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, Md.. for the 2015 hiking season. The evening was warm, even though there’s still snow on the ground. The snow didn’t deter these intrepid hikers, who were all excited about getting outdoors and connecting with other hikers after a long, cold winter slog!
Barry and I saw the Amazing Acro-Cats at the Port Tobacco Players Theatre in La Plata, Md., on Sunday, May 5, 2013. I had a really good time, and I thought you might like to see some of the photos.
The Amazing Acro-Cats are a traveling troupe of kitty performers who hail from Chicago. The shows in La Plata helped to benefit the Humane Society of Charles County. The society brought some adoptable cats to the theater.
The multi-talented cats demonstrated spectacular feats of feline agility and style, with assistance from their “chief human,” Samantha Martin. The show culminated with a performance from The Rock Cats, an all-kitty band. Joining the cats onstage were bowling champ, Garfield the Groundhog, and noted percussionist, Gregory Peck the chicken.
If you’re a cat lover — and I mean, who isn’t — you owe it to yourself to see the Amazing Acro-Cats when they visit your town!