Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sturgis Rally - Glencoe Campground - Kenny Chesney Concert

These pictures were taken the night we went to the Glencoe Campground to see the Kenny Chesney concert.  The previous night Larry the Gable Guy was on stage and because someone was struck by lighting during a severe storm his show ended early and his tickets were to be honored at the Kenny Chesney concert the following night.  That made for an even larger crowd at the Chesney concert. There was such a line of traffic waiting to get into the concert, that when Kenny came on stage he was nearly two hours late. Kenny didn't want to start his concert without everyone being there. The opening act Pat Green kept everyone entertained while we waited for the Chesney show to start. When Kenny finally did come on stage he did not disappoint. WOW what a show it was. There really aren't any rules in Sturgis for concerts apparently so Kenny pulled out all the stops playing into the wee hours of the morning. I'm not sure what was in those red cups Kenny kept drinking from and then smiling, but what you could tell was Kenny himself was having a great time. There was a Bra pole on stage that filled up quickly from women in the crowd throwing their bras on stage. Kenny and his band were havening as much fun on stage as the crowd was having watching from below. Kenny played all of his country favorites and even got into playing his rock&roll favorites as well. fun fun fun.. Inside the concert area  there are plenty of stations for food, drinks, and vendors of all sorts that are selling a little of everything. It was truly a fantastic evening that I will never forget. Glencoe is located just down the road from the Buffalo Chip and across from the Full Throttle Saloon, which is just outside of downtown Sturgis. Check it out it is well worth it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Patio Gardens at the Biltmore Mansion

This is a view from the outside covered patio adjacent to the Biltmore Mansion.  It is covered with natural foliage and is surrounded by all types of plants.  This is a unique tree on the edge overlooking the immense flower beds. The Blue Ridge Mountains are in the distant.  It is an example of the breathtaking natural beauty across the 8,000 acres of the estate.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dancing Girls at the Art & History Museum Key West Florida

We took this picture of the Art & History museum while visiting Key West Florida. It is a magnificent red brick building with a unique design and style for Key West. This now landmark served as the city’s first Federal Building until it was transformed into the Museum of Art & History. All around the building you will find artist inspirations and interpretations of stories told through their sculptures.
When I had visions of naked girls dancing all around me this is not what I had in mind. 

Customs House Key West

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ride bare back at the Buffalo Chip

We took this picture of the very popular "Miss Chippie" concrete sculpture which is located directly in front of the general store inside the Buffalo Chip. Miss Chippie has been featured on the History and National Geographic channels. It is one of the first things you see as you enter the plaza area.  Around the sculpture you can find all kinds of vendors selling beer, mixed drinks, a variety of foods, as well as all kinds of merchandise for the biker crowd. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway Grandfather Mountain North Carolina

 Riding the Blue Ride Parkway we decided to take the auto-road to the peak of Grandfather Mountain. 
Once safely at the top of the mountain we took a walk across the Mile High swinging foot bridge. The bridge itself is at an elevation of over 5000 feet while the gorge immediately below is probably a few hundred feet. Never the less when on the bridge dealing with the wind and the bridges swaying, it is a harrowing experience. A must do for an adrenaline rush.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Harley-Davidson Troopers

I collected these Harley-Davidson Teddy Bears for my daughter when she was just a little girl... Now she is all grown up and eyeing my Harley-Davidson Motorcycle for herself.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hot Girl Sandwich

Notice the licensed Harley-Davidson Bar&Shield Logo on
the young girl's lower back. This is an example of the beautiful women who attend rallies and/or ride.  Motorcycling is not only about beauty but it is about being an individual and having a sense of confidence and freedom.  That is a great logo that stands for more than the brand of motorcycle; it's a lifestyle. 

Texas Tavern - Roanoke Virginia

While on our trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, we passed through Roanoke, Virginia.  We stopped at the Roanoke Harley Davidson and chewed the fat with some of the local people working and shopping in the store.  We asked if there were any local interesting places that we could have lunch. They told us that we shouldn't leave Roanoke without a stop at the historic Texas Tavern.  This tavern opened in 1930 and is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day except for Christmas.  This is a friendly little establishment and we do mean little.  There are 10 seats lined up at the counter and that's it.  There is a sign that says "We seat 1000 people-10 seats at a time".  The tavern is known for its chili and burgers.  Famous customers have included the "3 Stooges" and the old band leader Glenn Miller.  The tavern is also reported to be the most photographed building in Roanoke.