Sunday, July 27, 2014



     Probably one of my favorite on-going projects I have on my website at would have to be my collection of photos of vintage cars. It's always fun hitting the old car shows around the area and seeing what is out there.
     It's fun seeing how people spruce up those old vehicles, making them vibrant and keeping them on the road -- even some from the early 1900s!
     I'm not into the kind of engine that is in it or anything like that, what I like are the different colors, the metal the cars are made of (not the cheap plastic they are made of today) and seeing the changes throughout history.
     On Saturday, July 26 my daughters and I took a drive to Crandon to check out the Kentuck Day Festival and the classic car show there. It was quite impressive.
     Two vehicles really caught my eye ... an awesome looking orange truck and a yellow car with a theme of Tweety Bird.
     If you happen to check out my website, just click on the "PROJECTS" link at the top and go to the project called History on Wheels where you will see some of my favorite photos from the past couple years at car shows.
     Where is your favorite car show? What do you tent to look at more at the car shows -- Ford, Chevy, Dodge, colors, engine?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Hodag


 I have to get more consistent with writing these blogs, don't I? Sorry about taking so long on getting this one and the time between them.
     Well, this past weekend was the biggest concert weekend in the Wisconsin northwoods as the Hodag Country Festival was held in Rhinelander bringing stars like Neal McCoy, Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish), Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers and more to this small northwoods city.
     More than 20,000 fans attended the show this year thanks to some pretty decent weather (except for a brief thunderstorm that moved through Saturday afternoon).
     I was covering the Hodag for the Northwoods River News in Rhinelander, helping with some preview stories by interviewing Pickler, Rucker, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence and Jerrod Niemann.
     During the actual fest, it was my job to get the photos for the newspapers daily special sections ... which isn't that hard to do at the Hodag. Pretty much anywhere you turn there is a photo opportunity there waiting for you.
     It's fun seeing the fans jumping and screaming for their favorite artists, seeing the singers rocking the stage and, of course, having some good food while out there.
     Here are some of my favorite photos from this past weekend.
     You can see more of my photos from the Hodag Country Festival on my website at and by clicking on "Projects" and then the "Hodag Country Fest" tab.