Friday, May 30, 2008

Here's part of why I'm so late posting today ...

Portland's Rose Festival started last night, with the opening of the Waterfront Village, a sort of state fair/carnival. I got off the bus after work, intending to take a few photos and catch another bus home. When I saw Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s #88 and found out that admission was free, I decided to roam around, taking photos and waiting to get my photo taken beside the car.
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Here I stand with a young member of the National Guard, right beside the car, still able to smell the exhaust fumes. Yes, friends, another man from Hendrix Racing started that baby and gunned the motor several times. Mighty fine loud sound! I loved it!

After about five hours, I got home, too tired to blog. I hope that some of the photos I took will be neat enough to share.

6 comments:

WendyB said...

Oh, the cuteness!

Neva said...

What a great picture of you and the young man! Glad you had a good time.

Meg in Nelson said...

Rose Festival? Yeah, right.

GMG said...

Hi Lynette! Sorry for the speedy visit! I’ve been busy the whole last week and will be out in the next, so this is far less than your blog deserves… ;(( But I promise I’ll come back with more time after June 10th, at least…
Anyhow, loved to see you by the car...
To avoid leaving you empty hands, I published a last post on Marrakesh 2006 at Blogtrotter. ;))
Enjoy!

Jim said...

OK, you know the #88 isnt my fav, but awesome pic. If I was there I would be right in front of it also! I remember the National Guard had the Greg Biffle car the at State Fair of Texas when Greg was the driver. I wonder if they will have an 88 there this year? Its not until Sept/Oct.

babooshka said...

I know all about motorbike events, but this is new for me. The pic. got my attention, quite a coo. Love to see more.