My annual visit to the Chicago Auto Show occurred on February 10, 2014 with the American MGB Association. Here are some photos:
The American MGB Association’s annual car show, Meet 2013 was held in Natchez, Mississippi. This meant a another long drive by the officers to bring out the club items to the show. This includes the table, chairs, tent, membership items and club regalia.
There were frequent stops in getting to the show including St. Louis, Missouri where we stopped in St. Louis at the Crown Candy Kitchen, a stop in Memphis, Tennessee at Beale Street and Corkys Bar-B-Cue and a stop in Oxford, Mississippi for Ole Miss University.
The car show itself was held in Natchez, Mississippi and called Brits on the Bluff as it overlooks the Mississippi River as is the site of many antebellum homes.
After the car show we stopped in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the middle of an LSU game (Louisiana State University), the Tobasco Factory in New Iberia, Louisiana and in New Orleans at the Camellia Grill and the French Quarter. Others stops before heading back included Gulfport, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.
Heading back north we stopped in Montgomery, Alabama to visit the State Capitol Building, a stop in Birmingham, Alabama at Saw’s Soul Kitchen before heading to Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville we visited the world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge.
Getting closer home included stops in Kentucky at the Jim Beam Distillery and the Louisville Sluggers Factory and at St. Elmos in Indianapolis, Indiana for their world famous shrimp cocktail.
Looking forward to the next year’s adventure!
I went to Indianapolis this Labor Day weekend as it is a relatively short driver of about 175 miles. Went to one of my favorite restaurants, St. Elmos Steak House in downtown Indianapolis. I had the steak and of course their world famous shrimp cocktail while celebrating Kevin’s birthday. Also visited the Indy 500 Raceway going on the infield by way of the Museum parking lot. Chuck, my dog also went along for the trip.
The 4th of July fireworks are always great after the White Sox game!
I went to Florida in late April. Highlights of the trip included a baseball game at the new Miami Marlins ballpark and the annual bed race in Key West. Attached are some photos.
I had a great time at the White Sox opening day today despite the cold temperatures. The White Sox won 1-0 behind the pitching of Chris Sale. Thanks to Pete Sanchez and his group for organizing the annual event which also cons
ists of tailgating in the parking lot before and after the game.
I went to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 13, 2012 with Bruce Magers of the American MGB Association. The show itself seemed to be larger than ever as the car manufacturers seem to be emerging from the downturn in the economy as car sales seem to be picking up.
We annually celebrate his birthday by going to the show and then dinner afterwards. This year’s dinner was at Piccolo Sogno, a fine Italian restaurant
that has gotten great reviews.
The American MGB Association’s annual car show, Meet 2012 was held in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. This meant a long drive by the officers to bring out the club items to the show. This includes the table, chairs, tent, membership items and club regalia. There were frequent stops in getting to the show including Pittsburgh where we stopped at Mt. Washington overlooking Pittsburgh. We also dined in the famous “Strip” Area of Pittsburgh at Rolands. Another stop was in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to visit the oldest brewery in the United States, the Yuengling Brewing Company for a tour of the building and the gift shop. Another stop on the way to Jersey was the Wooden Match Pub in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The car show was in New Jersey so we had to stop at the Stone Pony Pub in Asbury Park which was one of the early venues for both Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Since we were on the Jersey Shore a trip to Seaside Heights, the home of MTV’s Jersey Shore was in order. We saw the shore house, walked the boardwalk but did not see Snookie.
On the way back home, we stopped in New York City at Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Other stops included Binghamton and Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo we stopped at the Anchor Bar, home of the original Buffalo wings. Closer to home, a stop a the famous Redcoat Tavern, outside Detroit in Royal Oak, Michigan was made.
Looking forward to the next year’s adventure!
I went to the University Motors Summer Party in August on behalf of the American MGB Association. Of course there were side trips to Gerald Ford Museum, South Haven, the Heartside area of Grand Rapids and more. Had a great time and here are some photos.
Photos from Montrose Dog Beach in Chicago with my dog, Chuck. He loves the water and it is hard to get him to leave.