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June 1, 2021

Memorial Day

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I took the Memorial Day weekend off from blogging. In addition to the usual holiday weekend activities, I hope everyone took time to reflect on why we have the freedom to do what we did this weekend.

September 3, 2019

Labor day weekend

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Apologies for the lack of posting over the last 3 days.  It was the Labor Day weekend and I was occupied with various and sundry holiday activities.  I did actually get some modeling done, as well as modeling related stuff.  All  of it is fodder for posts as soon as I get the time.  Check back later today.

November 1, 2010


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The fairy princess were out in force last night.


May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

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Modelmoppet and the modelnephew at the pool on Memorial day.  A good time was had by all.

Memorial day at the pool

December 29, 2009

Random notes from the holidays

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Northen Virginia ought to sue the Federal government for what the presence of DC and all the government workers has done to Northern Virginia.  The interstate system looks like someone threw a handfull of cooked spaghetti at a map of Northern Virginia and said, “We’ll put the interstates there!”

Compliments to the Country Inn and Suites in Beckley WV.   Good hotel. Decent price. Friendly staff.

The Shennandoah Valley is the prettiest place on earth.  I got to drive thru it at night in a fog so thick, pea soup would have been envious.

Thank God the we are starting to get more daylight hours in each day.

Despite illness, got to reread Terry Pratchett’s  book Making Money. He is one of the few authors whose books I’ll reread.  That book ought to be required reading for Ron Paul and all the gold bugs out there.

December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

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Well, time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Here are a few scenes from the latest Knights family Christmas.

The modeldaughter in her Christmas finest.



The modeldaughter and modelwife having some wintertime fun.  18″ of snow in Indian Head, MD.

Snow bunnies

Snow bunnies

This is the closest I got to modelbuilding.

Modeling in winter

Modeling in winter

The non-snow people are, modelsister-in-law, modelwife, and modeldaughter.

Below is the closest I came to modeling.  Does anyone make a kit of this.

Rescue boat

Rescue boat

December 22, 2009

Happy Festivus

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Happy Festivus

Happy Festivus

As I did last year, I’ll wish everyone a Happy Fesitivus.

June 23, 2009

The Weekend

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Did the weekend thing.  The modelchild has been wanting to go to Holiday World for some time now.  Well, Saturday was the day and we got up and got out early and arrived at the park  just as it opened.  In this we were aided by the fact that Santa Claus, IN is on CDT and thus is an hour behind us.

I did not realize it, but Holdiay World, which started life as Santa Claus Land in August 1946, claims to be the world’s oldest theme park.  The park, which is now Holiday Wold, has a regualr theme park, based on the holdiays throughout the year, and a water park.  The park was clean and neat and the staff were very friendly.  The park offers free unlimited soft drinks and its various food offerings, while not cheap, were not expensive by theme park standards.

Admission to the park for the myself, the modelwife and the modelchild wasn’t cheap at $97.00.  However, even in a very crowded park we were able to ride all the rides we wanted to without too much standing in line.  They had plenty of rides that were age appropriate for the modelchild (age 5+)  The water park was also very nice and given how hot is was, it was a welcome relief.

I have come to three conclusions:

1. I am the only man between 15 and 50 without a visible tattoo.

2. The modelwife is the only woman in the same age range without a ho tag.

3. We were very lucky to avoid getting ill.  See this news story.  We were on the ride in question about 45 minutes before this happened.

All in all, we had a good time and will probably go back again next year.

December 9, 2008

How I wish I could celebrate the holidays

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Holiday wishes

Holiday wishes

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