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2017 Winterville Watermelon Festival

Winterville Watermelon Festival

The legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival is a multi-day event featuring activities the whole family can enjoy. You can hear local and nationally known music acts throughout the event. One of the biggest events of the festival is the Watermelon Parade through town.

The watermelon-eating contest is always a favorite. Festival-goers young and old can enjoy carnival rides and midway games all weekend. In addition, visitors can checkout the flea market and commercial vendors setup through the festival grounds.

Food vendors serve both watermelon treats and classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs. The Winterville Watermelon Festival has so much to offer. You don’t want to miss it!

For more information visit Watermelonfest.com

Excercise Bright Star 1985 in Egypt

Excercise Bright Star 1985

These photos were taken in 1985 during Excercise Bright Star 1985. The pictures are not of good quality but back then I was just an E-3 and couldn’t afford a good camera. The picture above is of our group coming from Offutt Air Force Base where I was stationed at.

The second picture is of me visiting the pyramids and had the privilege to ride a camel for the first time. Trust me when I tell you that camels are mean animals.

The third picture was taken from my balcony at the hotel we stayed in at the end of the exercise. Nice view Huh?

Solar Eclipse of the Heart

Solar Eclipse of the Heart

Watch this video which is a parody of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, rightfully named Solar Eclipse of the Heart. On August 21 the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. For more information on the Solar Eclipse click HERE

San Juanico Bridge Philippines

San Juanico Bridge

These photos of San Juanico Bridge which is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway and stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. The bridge is in the shape of the letter “L” on the part near Leyte and “S” on the part going to Samar Province.

The Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

The $3 million dollars, 1500-hp, 261mph, Bugatti Chiron is worth every penny. It is the most powerful, the fastest, the most luxurious and the most exclusive production super sports car.

MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park

MacArthur Landing

These photos were taken at the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park in Palo, Leyte, Philippines. To get there you can take a bus from Manila which takes about 24 hours or you can take a flight from Manila into Tacloban which takes about 1 hour.

The statues are of General Douglas MacArthur, President-in-exile Sergio Osmeña, Lieutenant General Richard Sutherland, Brigadier General Carlos P. Romulo, Major General Courtney Whitney, Sergeant Francisco Salveron and CBS Radio correspondent William J. Dunn. The statues mark the spot where MacArthur fulfilled his promise of “I shall return”.

Corregidor Island in Cavite City, Philippines


These pictures of Corregidor Island, located in Manila Bay in the southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. It was the last stronghold during the Japanese occupation. It also was the last headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur before his departure to Australia.

If you look closely at the pictures you can see where Japanese planes left their battle scars. The ruins are exactly as they were at the end of the war.

Corregidor Island

Subic Bay Philippines

Subic Bay, Philippines

These pictures of Subic Bay, Philippines which is located about 1 1/2 hours from Clark Air Base in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines. I took these pictures on one my many trips to the Philippines.

There are so many activities that you will never get bored, such as Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure, Parasailing, Jet Ski and so much more.

Mount Pinatubo Philippines

Mount Pinatubo Philippines

These pictures of Mount Pinatubo, I took on one of my trips to the Philippines. Mount Pinatubo is near Clark Air Base, Angeles City in the city called Botolan. These pictures are obviously taken after Mount Pinatubo erupted. Getting there is not for the out of shape individual, it will take about 1-hour jeep ride, then it’s about a 2-hour hike to the top both ways.

The guides will take you out on a boat in the crater and if you are so inclined, you can swim, but be warned the water can be very hot in some spots. The guides bring you lunch, but I suggest bringing your own food and bring plenty of water.

2017 Greensboro Folk Festival

2017 Greensboro Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival, one of America’s longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage comes to Greensboro, North Carolina on September 8, 2017 and runs through September 10, 2017.

This three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople. There will be plenty to eat and drink such as Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews. There will be over 50 groups performing on seven stages for your music enjoyment.

Watch the video below which was filmed at the last Folk Festival.

For more information visit Nationalfolkfestival.com


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