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Showing posts from December, 2010

Walking On Water

No, not really walking on water, just walking on the ice around an 8' opening on this pond.

Radio Tower

The radio tower that is about 1.6 miles away from me. I loaded this one mainly to see how well I could load a video into my blog. 

The Neighborhood Theatre

The Gem Theatre located in Kannapolis NC

Food And More Food

Yes, we do have food. We have Hooters, Bojangles, and just beyond these two we have Quaker State, Waffle House, Five Guys, Cook-Out, Sonic, Jack In The Box, Foster's Grille, and a host of others.


Hey, just because we have dry roads doesn't mean you can speed...

Carolina Blue Sky & Michigan Snow

Cold but sunny...

The Ten Native American Commandments

Snow In Charlotte

30 degrees outside and we have 5 1/2" of snow on the ground at our house as of 8:40 AM. 


It's BO Time

Oh yeah, love that Bojangles' chicken.


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life. That is Honor, and there are way too manypeople in this country who no longer understand it.

By Saucy Jack

Charlotte Motor Speedway

What's going on at the Speedway? Are they building an overpass for fans? New camping grounds? 

Charlotte Motor Speedway

What in the world are they building on the camping sites now?

Homes From The Days Of The Textile Mills

So many of these homes built the same identical way. It's my understanding that these homes were built by the textile mills and the workers there then rented them from the company. They are all very nicely kept homes, it's just seeing so many of them and they are all the same that makes it somewhat funny.  It's worth taking a drive through Kannapolis to see them plus the many other interesting places there in town. Hey, a really nice town and a pleasure to visit.

Unique And Great Shopping

Now here a clean neat place to do some shopping. One really needs to check this out here in Kannapolis NC.

NC Research Campus

Home of the NC Research Campus located in Kannapolis NC. It was started by Mr. David H. Murdock owner of Dole Foods. Please click on the following link to read more about this campus and what they are doing and who all is involved. 
Click Here For More Info On The NC Research Campus

Snow In Charlotte

Yes, that is snow you see there in the picture. Big gigantic snowflakes. Yes it is pretty because I know that it won't last too long. I'm sure all the folks back up north are very happy for me. Just a rolling around and laughing. Well your day is coming folks.

Red Cross

Welcome to Red Cross NC, a town that got it's start back in the 1700's. 
Click Here For More Info On Red Cross NC

Lake Park Community

Wow, talk about one beautiful community, well this is it. All the beautiful homes, the Town Center, and the lake running through all this.

Christmas In Hemby Bridge

Welcome to Hemby Bridge NC. I usually pass through here on my way to Monroe since it takes me out through the countryside instead of down 74.
Click Here For More Info On Hemby Bridge

The Lost Pup

Was wandering around the neighborhood and started following my son, so guess where she is at now.

Lt. Gen. Kelly On The Two That Stood Their Ground

Lt. Gen. Kelly On The Two That Stood Their Ground: "
This post is the MUST READ of the day. It's worth your time.

RE: The Last Stand of Cpl Yale and LCpl Haerter RE: Twin Navy Crosses for Yale and Haerter for Those That Stood Their Ground And RE: Father and Son [Lieutenant General John Kelly and Lieutenant Rober Kelly]
On Nov 13, 2010 Lt General John Kelly, USMC, gave a speech to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis, MO. This was only 4 days after his son, Lt Robert Kelly, USMC was killed by an IED while on his 3rd Combat tour. During his speech, General Kelly spoke about the dedication and valor of the young men and women who step forward each and every day to protect us. During the speech, he never mentioned the loss of his own son. He closed the speech with the moving account of the last 6 seconds in the lives of 2 young Marines who died with rifles blazing to protect their brother Marines. If you've been reading Blackfive long enough, you know exactly who we&#…

Carolina Christmas At The Charlotte Motor Speedway

The entrance going into the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Carolina Christmas Lights. They say they have over 1 million lights and that I can believe. It was really a beautiful 2.5 mile drive and of course your headlights needed to be off. But that was not a problem because it was actually bright enough to see where to drive plus the turns and curves were well marked with rope lighting. A great show and well worth the $20 it cost to drive through it. Can only hope that they do it again next year.

Lake Park Christmas Lights

A great show to see, all the lighting is timed to music.
Click Here For More Info On The Lake Park Lights

Gone But Not Forgotten

I give you this
one thought to keep.
I am with you still,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken
in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars
That shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone—
I am with you still,
in each new dawn.
–Native American prayer


Now here is something I have always wanted to try, a powered parachute. I wonder what it feels like to fly like that. It looks simple enough. Just a very slow ride a few hundred feet up in the air. The freedom. The excitement. Click Here For More Info & To See Video

Going Back In Time

Welcome to Gold Hill NC. This is place worthwhile seeing and especially in the summer when the stores are open.

The Frog

Oh please kind sir... don't turn the fan on.
Current pic of backyard.
Out and about to run some errands this am. Still too cold for me. Right now it's still only 32 out. Brrrrrr

My Other Car

Oh sure... Only in my dream is this my other car.

Oh Fudge

One of these days I need to get back up to the EpiCentre to get some fudge.
Click Here For More Info On The Fudgery

Gold Mine

Inside the old Reed Gold Mine located just east of Charlotte.
Click Here For More Info On The Reed Gold Mine