Index Contents Slideshow First Prev Next Last Printable (page 11 of 109) ContentsPage 2Page 4Page 6Page 8Page 10Page 11Page 12Page 14Page 16Page 18Page 20Page 22Page 24Page 26Page 28Page 30Page 32Page 34Page 36Page 38Page 40Page 42Page 44Page 46Page 48Page 50Page 52Page 54Page 56Page 58Page 60Page 62Page 64Page 66Page 68Page 70Page 72Page 74Page 76Page 78Page 80Page 82Page 84Page 86Page 88Page 90Page 92Page 94Page 96Page 98Page 100Page 102Page 104Page 106Page 108

Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Detroit to Yorktown: Long Car Trip

I departed for Yorktown with my Dad and Grandpa early in the morning. We drove to around Washington D.C. the first day and then complete the drive to Yorktown the next day. I drove the last leg, and being anxious to get out of car I almost got a ticket speeding into town. We arrived in Yorktown and checked into the Duke of York motel, right along the water.

Rating: (0)
Click here for a larger version of the picture

Grandpa at the Duke of York.

Newpaper patrol already?

Once we checked in I quickly assembled my bike and gear just to make sure everything was ready to roll for the morning. I got the bike ready and all my gear was there so good to go.

Rating: (0)
Click here for a larger version of the picture

Grandpa and I, checking out the history in Yorktown

We walked around the small town seeing all the sights, including some girl walking a ferret on a leash. We ended up in a little local pub and sat down to an empty bar and shared a pitcher of Budweiser Beer. The beer glasses were sweating and mine kept sticking to the bar napkin. My Grandpa reached over, picked up my glass and sprinkled salt on my napkin. "Keeps the glass from sticking to the napkin" he said in his deep voice. Grandpa was always a man of few words as far as I can remember. Soon as the clock struck 4pm the bar filled up to capacity in about 30 seconds. Must have been a tough working day and everyone needed a drink?

Rating: (0)
Click here for a larger version of the picture

Dad and Grandpa defacing the Victory Monument.. Okay, not really

We ate dinner at the local restaurant, Dad and Grandpa had a huge seafood platter, and I had a big fat steak. (My dad still talks about that seafood platter to this day) We did a little more walking around and took some pictures at the Victory Monument and of the sunset. I'm starting to get nervous, kinda like I do before basketball games. I guess it's excitement nervous... at least I hope it is.....

Tomorrow is May 17, my scheduled departure date and the weather could not have been better for the beginning of the trip. The weather forecast looks pretty good for next couple of days. It is really warm and muggy, not much problem for me, I'm used to it.

Rating: (0)
Click here for a larger version of the picture

Ka-BOOOOOM !!!!!!!!!!!

Grandpa takes care of the Cornwallis with one shot!

~


Index Contents Slideshow First Prev Next Last Printable (page 11 of 109) ContentsPage 2Page 4Page 6Page 8Page 10Page 11Page 12Page 14Page 16Page 18Page 20Page 22Page 24Page 26Page 28Page 30Page 32Page 34Page 36Page 38Page 40Page 42Page 44Page 46Page 48Page 50Page 52Page 54Page 56Page 58Page 60Page 62Page 64Page 66Page 68Page 70Page 72Page 74Page 76Page 78Page 80Page 82Page 84Page 86Page 88Page 90Page 92Page 94Page 96Page 98Page 100Page 102Page 104Page 106Page 108