I woke up at 4am and decided to do something useful, so I headed into downtown Richmond to try and catch the sunrise. Unfortunately the weather was a little uncooperative, but that didn’t stop me. After stopping in briefly at the large war memorial, I decided to take my first trip to Belle Island via the footbridge, and what a marvel of engineering it is. I was fascinated by it. Got the drone up despite the wind and rain for a few decent shots. Good morning Richmond!
Just down the road from our house is the historic Sycamore Tavern. I have been fascinated with this great location since our move to Virginia, and the huge sycamore tree just outside it’s doors. The building itself is over 200 years old and was the fourth stagecoach stop on the Richmond-Charlottesville Road. The tavern hosted travelers throughout the 19th century. It is presently being run as the historic Paige Library for Hanover County, a great place to look up your genealogy if your family roots are to be found in the area.
I found this event through the Richmond Geek Out and Drink Up Meetup group, and I’m glad I did! It being our first few months in Virginia, we love to find great events like this to make a part of our new tradition. Me and the boys headed out on opening day to catch the Highland Games and the Opening ceremony.
I have been fascinated with the idea of home 3D printing ever since it became a reality, but who wouldn’t be? It has taken me a couple of years to take the plunge, but I finally got my first 3D printer, a Flashforge Creator Pro.
It didn’t take me long to get it up and running and create my first print, Darth Buddha!
WARNING: PHOTOS DEPICT REAL WWII WAR SCENES, SOME INCLUDING DEAD BODIES.
My grandfather was a WWII veteran, POW, and an avid camera enthusiast. He took a lot of photographs during his service in the US Army during the war. According to stories I heard as a kid, some of his photos were used for the Nuremberg Trials.
I will add images to this page as I scan them.
Family dedicates themselves to collecting and restoring small air-cooled engines manufactured by Briggs & Stratton.
Out for a walk one day, I stumbled upon an “Antique Engine Show”. When I walked up, there was a group of people standing around an small engine that was being run wide open to see how long it would take before it seized, or blew. An MC was on the mic calling out the time. After the performance, the Burmeister family gave me a tour of their collection. Their operation is dubbed Air Cooled Obsession.
All I had with me to record this documentary was my GoPro and an old iPhone I use to control the GoPro.