After several hours in the Trail Blazer we made it to Virginia Beach for a short vacation. We pull on the strip, the main drag and noticed some new hotels and found some of the old ones still around. We pulled into the parking lot of the Newcastle Hotel, nothing fancy, just your basic hotel with an ocean view on the beach. It is great, off season rates, fewer people and a great view from the 9th floor. I came fully loaded with my gear, laptop, camera's, audio recorder, treo to check my email while out and about, two pairs of camo shorts, several t-shirts, two pair of crocks shoes and my wife Michelle. I am trying to scale down with my gear but I have not gotten there yet!
Here are some cool panorama's of the beach that were shot over the course of a couple days during our vacation.
This morning I was driving down the road to Walgreen’s to pick up some heat patches for Michelle. There was not any traffic on the road, which seems weird. On the radio, the host was talking about 9/11 and being in NY a week before the attacks with his family.
As I walked into the store and all I could see was all this Halloween stuff.
It is September 11th today and it seems like it is going to slip by. I remember when you could go into a store after 9/11 and everyone had American Flags for sale, front and center, red, white and blue everywhere.
I was heading down town to meet Michelle for lunch, I noticed that people had their American Flags half-staff; it was glooming outside, like it was going to rain. It seems like a normal day, people moving about on the street, cars, and work trucks, life.
I had packed my gear in the truck, my camera and digital audio recorder. I knew that on Church Street, there would be a program remembering that day. I drove around, nothing,
Weird! A group of us walked down the street to a small cafe where we could look outside the window as we ate, it was quiet!
I drive up to the local Jiffy Lube to get an oil change, we are going to the beach tomorrow. They wave me in, just an oil change and nothing else I said, as I exit my truck. The waiting room is small, windows on both sides that share the view. It's cold, real cold, the AC is blasting on the highest level, besides the sound of the ac unit, the TV flashes video of the planes crashing into the building. The 9/11 Commission Report is on. I sit watching and waiting for my total.
Here is a small multimedia slideshow I put together last year. This was part of a larger multimedia documentary project that I produced right after 9/11.
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