Hotel@nyware*

“And,when you want to truely see the world, all the world conspires in helping you achieve it.”

Archive for May 2014

- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

2014 -Today with Bob Reif at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Great day today at the speedway.
Bob Reif

With the DRR Racing Crew

Some other notable races-

Crash Course back in 2001

 2012-


You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.
The 96th Indianapolis 500- the best way to convert money into noise---was fast paced with lots of lead changes and drivers dabbling  in and out of  the boundaries  of disaster. There’s no secret to ovals. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left. The drivers  who think the brakes are for stopping usually don't win. As Mario Andretti said, "“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”

These open wheel drivers are like fighter pilots, flying in a gymnasium. The crashes fans  remember, but drivers remember the near misses, but nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. For the record, New Zealand's Scott Dixon was runner-up this time.

The weather was hot in America's Midwest after an emotional tribute to last year's winner  Dan Wheldon, the popular Englishman whose  thrill of speed overcame the fear of death  and in fact, actually died horrific crash in Las Vegas in October.






2009-2008 Same Shirt_Different Day

May 2009

May 2008



- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

2014 -Today with Bob Reif at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Great day today at the speedway.
Bob Reif

Glamping With the DRR Racing Crew
Some other notable races-

Crash Course back in 2001

 2012-


You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.
The 96th Indianapolis 500- the best way to convert money into noise---was fast paced with lots of lead changes and drivers dabbling  in and out of  the boundaries  of disaster. There’s no secret to ovals. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left. The drivers  who think the brakes are for stopping usually don't win. As Mario Andretti said, "“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”

These open wheel drivers are like fighter pilots, flying in a gymnasium. The crashes fans  remember, but drivers remember the near misses, but nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. For the record, New Zealand's Scott Dixon was runner-up this time.

The weather was hot in America's Midwest after an emotional tribute to last year's winner  Dan Wheldon, the popular Englishman whose  thrill of speed overcame the fear of death  and in fact, actually died horrific crash in Las Vegas in October.






2009-2008 Same Shirt_Different Day

May 2009

May 2008



- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image


Belle Meade PlantationThis Antebellum home in Nashville, on a property formerly used as a thoroughbred horse farm,still gives a glimpse of a  beautiful home and of the privileged life enjoyed by a handful of Americans in the 19th century.



- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image


Belle Meade PlantationThis Antebellum home in Nashville, on a property formerly used as a thoroughbred horse farm,still gives a glimpse of a  beautiful home and of the privileged life enjoyed by a handful of Americans in the 19th century.



- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image



 “We Americans have never lost a war.” is  rather amazing statement   I always believed  growing up as a Yankee East Coaster. Yet, Southerners have a sense of defeat which none of the rest of the country has. It is evident in the battlefields throughout Tennessee, especially here at Shiloh. A very somber place with mass burial sites and gravestone markers.

Drove down aways to see the final resting place of Lewis from the Fmaous Lewis and Clark Expedition,  who explored and mapped out the great expansion towards the West  through a number of rivers. They include the Ohio River,  Tennessee River, Missouri River  and Columbia River.




- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image



 “We Americans have never lost a war.” is  rather amazing statement   I always believed  growing up as a Yankee East Coaster. Yet, Southerners have a sense of defeat which none of the rest of the country has. It is evident in the battlefields throughout Tennessee, especially here at Shiloh. A very somber place with mass burial sites and gravestone markers.

Drove down aways to see the final resting place of Lewis from the Fmaous Lewis and Clark Expedition,  who explored and mapped out the great expansion towards the West  through a number of rivers. They include the Ohio River,  Tennessee River, Missouri River  and Columbia River.




- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

"“When our memories outweigh our dreams,
it is then that we become old.” Bill Clinton
 
I am holding up a copy of  the president's  memoir, My Life, and thinking-Don't judge a book by its cover. He was a great leader. His  assertion that the best social program is a good job rings true. After all, government doesn't solve problems, they subsidize them.

In The background
I visited the Clinton Library and it was a nice reminder of all the prosperity and good that he accomplished for our country in the two terms he was in office.
The View From The Bridge

- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

"“When our memories outweigh our dreams,
it is then that we become old.” Bill Clinton
 
I am holding up a copy of  the president's  memoir, My Life, and thinking-Don't judge a book by its cover. He was a great leader. His  assertion that the best social program is a good job rings true. After all, government doesn't solve problems, they subsidize them.

In The background
I visited the Clinton Library and it was a nice reminder of all the prosperity and good that he accomplished for our country in the two terms he was in office.
The View From The Bridge

- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image


Bikes on Beale Street, or Bike Night, is quite the spectacle
and a good time on Wednesdays 
Mud Island

BBQ-- meet your meat--Ok it's like alligator, had to try it once,
 but it doesn't taste like chicken. Eating this was no mis-steak. — at Rendevous BBQ.
The Menu IS the meal



The Bluesmobile has been located in Tunica, MS

- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image


Bikes on Beale Street, or Bike Night, is quite the spectacle
and a good time on Wednesdays 
Mud Island

BBQ-- meet your meat--Ok it's like alligator, had to try it once,
 but it doesn't taste like chicken. Eating this was no mis-steak. — at Rendevous BBQ.
The Menu IS the meal



The Bluesmobile has been located in Tunica, MS

- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

BB, MLK and Elvis

 The Lyrics talk about this cafe where
"Muriel plays piano, every night at The Hollywood, located actually in
Tunica, MS off Highway 61.
  
At The Lorraine Hotel, Room 306, where Dr King got shot,
And The Greatest speech ever given by RFK delivering the bad  news
of his death.
Video
Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until, in our own despair,
against our will,
comes wisdom
through the awful grace of God.


Dr Kings Last Speech-"I've been to the mountaintop" 
is moving with the eerie prediction, "I may not get there with you".


BB King-Ouch With me messing around with Lucille, a black Gibson, I first
got to know his music through Eric Clapton

@The Gibson Guitar Factory

@ Graceland With Sarah Kennedy. Elvis's home is one
of the most visited private homes in the USA and most recognizable.
The most famous icon of the estate is the front gate, shaped like a book of sheet music/