Happy B’Day, Lins!

Our beautiful daughter is 30! A very Happy Birthday, Lindsay!

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A University of Florida (UF), College of Fine Arts graduate – May 2012 – Gator Girl!!!

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Self-portrait – 2009

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Youth soccer – 2003

LOVE her!

Mom and Dad

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Not your typical Tahoe – 1983 U.S. Navy SEABEE Utility Vehicle

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On display at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport courtesy of the American Military Historical Society.

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And then there’s this –

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And this –

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For more from this event check out my post here.

Pretty cool stuff! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Chris

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1984 AM General M35 Troop Carrier

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One of the more recognizable trucks in the US Army, this 2 1/2-ton “medium duty” truck has 10 wheels and is a 6×6 – the A2 version is powered by a 7.8 liter 6-cylinder turbocharged multifuel engine.

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This truck was part of a large display of vintage military vehicles that were at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport during the 24th Annual Concours d’Elegance weekend which was held separately at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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1968 Kaiser Jeep US Army Ambulance

This weekend the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance came to a conclusion. There are so many events going on during our “March Motor Madness” it’s hard to keep up with all of the activity. One event, in particular, was held at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport and consisted of a display of about ten vintage US military vehicles all in operating condition and plated for use on the road.

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From Ft. Benning, Georgia

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Very nicely restored in period trim from the Vietnam era.

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The truck is in great mechanical condition an operates on the roads here in Florida.

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What looks to be an accurate set-up for a field ambulance.

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If you’re interested in anything to do with classic cars then Amelia Island is the place to be during that 2nd week in March. Be sure to check out the 25th Concours for next year!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some classic and hard to find vintage cameras and photo gear! – Chris

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Florida Army National Guard Unit Deploys to Amelia Island for the Concours d’Elegance

The title may sound a bit ominous but as part of a training exercise and to provide support due to the increased air traffic at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport during the 24th Annual Concours d’Elegance this weekend, members of the 2-111th Aviation Operations Battalion (Mobile Tower System) from nearby Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida were on hand to lend their assistance in ATC (Air Traffic Control).

The local airport typically fills-up with a wide variety of airplanes from small single-engine aircraft all the way up to the largest business-class and private jets.

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The unit, made-up of Florida Army National Guard Soldiers from Camp Blanding, operate from an ultra-modern mobile ATC vehicle that can deploy rapidly to anywhere they’re needed on short notice. Totally self-contained and self-supporting, the Soldiers set up their communications antennas and mobile generator and assist local air traffic control operators in the safe ground operations at the airport they’re supporting.

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I met with the three Soldiers and came away impressed with their professionalism and dedication to the mission at hand (as I knew I would).

 

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From left to right, Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Charles Smith, Sergeant (Sgt) Sara Newby, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) Holly Denny.

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Also at the airport today, members of the American Military Historical Society had some of their vintage (and still driveable) military vehicles from the early 1900s all the way to the late 1980s.

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World War II USMC Willys Jeep

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1968 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance

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1984 AM General Cargo/Troop Carrier

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1983 Chevrolet Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV) in US Navy SEABEES trim

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

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F4U Corsair Model at the Fernandina Beach Airport Terminal

I finally got the chance to check out the Corsair reproduction that hangs in the airport terminal building here on Amelia Island. The terminal was completed late in 2018 and represents a significant upgrade to the facilities that it replaced. Well done to all involved!

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The Corsair was flown by the US Navy and Marines in the Pacific theater of operations during the latter stages of WWII and enjoyed a reputation that was second to none.

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The Corsair was powered by a super powerful Pratt & Whitney engine.

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The main lobby before the addition of the Corsair.

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The terminal building is designed to evoke a WWII F4U Corsair fighter-bomber.

Thanks for stopping by and if you find yourself anywhere near northeast Florida make time to stop and visit our unique airport terminal.

My camera shop is always open and always filled with some classic cameras and gear. You can find my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris

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summer dreaming

Wishing for my Florida sun, warm water, and waves.

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Have a beautiful day! – Chris

Camera Fujifilm FinePix XP70

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The View from our Garden Window

A look through our garden window on this wet and cool North Florida day. Traditional autumn colors mixed with the pink of an Encore azalea and the wonderful colors of a poinsettia – oh, and our strange little “cactus” from somewhere in the galaxy (last pic).

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Our tribute garden just outside of our dining room window. The cypress fence becomes alive with lichen and moss through the years – lots of sun and tropical rains provide the perfect environment. Papa Sol has been looking over the garden for nearly 20 years now – keeping it safe and providing a home for lizards.

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The Home Depot “cactus from outer space” that keeps changing into new and bizarre shapes almost daily. I don’t think it was meant to live this long.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

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