Capitol Hill stood strong yesterday as sentiments were shaken by armed gunmen. We arrived in the city about two hours after the event. Security levels were increased. Civilians staying perceptive. Aside from the chaos, a short visit to some of the museums and a walk to the Capitol building highlighted our trip. An evening beer quelled emotions.
A couple different perspectives of the City. As you can see I am enthralled by man-made structures. They consume me.
Thanks to Ryan Struck for the visual aids. He took us on an entertaining journey from Monmouth, NJ to North Bergen. A city that overlooks the skyline of all New York. Such an amazing view. Seeing this part of Jersey has changed my perception of the Garden State. Its quite appealing.
After spending the weekend on the Outerbanks, competing, reuniting with old comrades, sipping on Pacifico, we are off to New Jersey. An unsuccessful competitive run at the Outerbanks Pro had each of us feeling dejected, however, a redeeming surf session before our departure lifted spirits. Michael bowed out in the quarter finals, so not an absolute failure of a performance. After hightailing northward to Virginia Beach, spending the night with the Dunphy family, we are off to Monmouth, New Jersey. Spending an extended period of time in the confinement of the car, we opened discourse on a multitude of topics. One of striking interest: poultry farming.
Becoming increasingly curious and, more so, increasingly perplexed on how our current state of mass food production is taken out in our country, the two of us decided to take a stop at one of the passing Tyson Food Co. facilities in Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula…
Mike and I stopped by the
mill in the hinterland of NorthCarolina for a tour of the facility. Lake Phelps Grain Co. moves some serious quantities of staple crop everyday. Heres a semi unloading corn into the hopper which will then be stored in a massive silo. Next stop: Outer Banks.