Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Australia

To say that my visits to the southern coast of Australia on the Great Ocean Road was one of the most incredible places I have ever been is an understatement.  The entire road is about 150 miles long and starts near Torquay Beach (near where I golfed with the kangaroos) and goes west towards Warnambool.  The landscape changes from lush rain forests with mountains gently meeting the ocean to limestone cliffs meeting rough seas.

These photos, of the limestone cliffs near Port Campbell, are unfortunately not the best quality as my negatives were damaged.

There are many named formations such as The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse
London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse

I was fortunate enough to see London bridge in 1989 before it collapsed in January of 1990. … Continue reading

Playing With Dolphins

I was looking for a photo today and came across something I had totally forgotten about.  I was in the Bahamas in the mid-eighties and the US Navy was training dolphins.  Part of the training involved interacting with people and they allowed a small number of us to sit on a dock and play with the dolphins.  It was amazing how friendly they were and how much they loved our attention!!

Playing with Dolphins
Playing with Dolphins

Paul Revere and the Raiders

Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders passed away yesterday (10/4/14).  I took these pictures at a show in Dallas, Texas in 1984.

Paul Revere and the Raiders were famous for songs like “Kicks,” “Hungry,” and “Indian Reservation” … and even appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

They put on a great show and I remember thinking that Paul Revere was having entirely too much fun.

Andersonville Movie Set

Andersonville Prison
Andersonville Prison

The original Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison was located near Andersonville, Georgia, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp for Union Soldiers during the American Civil War. It was 25 acres and held almost 45,000 prisoners, 4 times the amount it was designed for and over 13,000 prisoners died there.  It has quite the history and the movie Andersonville centers around a group of prisoners, calling themselves the Andersonville Raiders, attacked their fellow inmates to steal food, jewelry, money and clothing.

Me as a Union Prisoner
Me as a Union Prisoner

In 1996, I was doing Civil War Reenacting on a regular basis and we were contacted by TNT to work on a movie about the infamous Andersonville Prison.  Being reenactors and having all the gear and uniforms we were offered more money than extras were and treated a little better.  I signed up thinking this could be a great deal of fun. … Continue reading

Grand Ole Opry

I had almost forgotten that I actually went to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in the middle 80’s.  This was after they moved out of the old Ryman Auditorium and into the new Opry House.  It was an awesome place to see concerts also and had tremendous acoustics.  As you can see, I was… Continue reading Grand Ole Opry

Hanging with the Beach Boys

Anybody who knew me growing up knew I loved The Beach Boys.  I still love their music, but I really got into their great harmonies of the late sixties and into the seventies.  Many of my friends through my teenage years suffered through the music and going to their concerts with me.  I would guess I have seen the Beach Boys live no less than 20 times.  I had all their albums and along with the great harmonies there was some very bizarre stuff mixed in.

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