Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Episode 9 Nantucket

One of the nice things about getting to work in different parts of the country is when my family comes to visit and we do some exploring togethor. My mom recently spent two weeks with me and we got to spend some time out on Cape Cod. On this trip we spent the day exploring the beautiful island of Nantucket.

Friday, August 04, 2006


I have always heard great things about Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, so I was excited to have a weekend off to go explore. It turned out that not only was it a great weekend, weather-wise, but the it was pretty windy coming back on the ferry and made for a great sailing day for lots of people.


In June, I made the move from Washington DC to Rhode Island. They call Rhode Island the "Ocean State" and once you spend some time here it's obvious why. There are a lot of great beaches and many small islands that are close by and accesible by boat or car. This trip was to the southern end of RI and a neat tourist destination called Block Island.


This is the last of my videos from Washington DC. It took me awhile to find this memorial that is sort of hidden away on the banks of the Tidal Basin, opposite from the Jefferson Memorial. It's a beautiful tribute to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and what their service to our country meant. The soundtrack is taken from a CD that I found that has many of FDR's famous speeches and fireside chats.


Sorry to be away so long. I have had some technical problems with the server that was hosting my videos. I finally discovered YOUTUBE.COM that makes things much easier for me. Now you can come to this site and seee what's new, or you can just go directly to youtube and look for my new videos.
Just a word of caution about youtube. It's a great website that allows anyone to post their own videos to the net. It works perfectly for what I want to do. It also is supposed to be able to monitor the content that is posted and reject anything objectionable. Unfortunately it has become very popular very quickly and it seems as if the filters have not always able to keep up with the contenet.
I will always post links here first to my new videos, so the easiest way to find my new stuff is to come here first. If you want to search for me on the youtube site you can just type in "hit the bricks" under the search site and you can find my videos there. While you may get a lot of different hits under this search, you will know my videos because they will start with "Hit The Bricks" .
Enjoy! and thanks for watching!