Friday, March 30, 2007

There's something about a marching band in blue raincoats

At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Thursday, March 29, 2007

BNSF 8223 and 7841 southbound at Trempealeau, Wisconsin along the Mississippi

June 2006
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

8th Regiment Illinois Cavalry


8th Regiment Illinois Cavalry, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

She Cleans Up Pretty Good for an Old Broad

As you can see, my 1997 Grand Prix has got a few miles on her. But it's always fun to get her cleaned up because she looks almost as good as new (as long as you don't look too carefully at the nicks, creases, streaks, and the interior). I am hoping to coax her to 200,000 miles but only if something big and metal doesn't fall off. Frankly, I'd like to keep her until she qualifies for car shows. Which is still quite a few years away. The sunroof still works and she still goes fast (supercharged). Anyway, since she's passed a big milestone, I thought I'd share her with you.
Day 87
Batavia, Illinois
March 27, 2007 (And I'm fully up to date on my 365 Days Project!)
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For Sale by Owner I


For Sale by Owner I, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Between Rochelle and Ashton, Illinois on Illinois Route 28 - The Lincoln Highway
March 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007

Chrysler and Barn


Chrysler and Barn, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Between Rochelle and Ashton, Illinois on Illinois Route 28 - The Lincoln Highway
The depressing thing is that this is very similar to the Chrysler that was the family car when I grew up. Now I'm depressed.
March 2007
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Country Mansion Restaurant


The Country Mansion Restaurant, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Formerly "the Lodge" - part of the Keeley Co. On the National Register of Historic Places as John R Oughton House
www.dwightillinois.com/history.htm
Dwight, Illinois
May 2005
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Friday, March 23, 2007

Best thing about being on the road? Pop Tarts for Lunch!

Don't be deceived by the fruit and the Evian Water - it's usually Diet Coke with a Snickers Chaser. ;-)
Day 73
Wausau, Wisconsin
March 2007
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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Red Sash and Sword II


Red Sash and Sword II, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

8th Regiment Illinois Cavalry
At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Tuba Player


Tuba Player, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

US Army Reserve 85th Division Band
St. Charles, Illinois
At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
March 2007
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Friday, March 16, 2007

T-Bird


T-Bird, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Piper III


Piper III, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Tunes of Glory from Warrenville, Illinois
At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Piper


Piper I, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Tunes of Glory from Warrenville, Illinois
At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sir Chuckles


Sir Chuckles, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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I wonder if her hair is really red?

At the St. Charles St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 2007
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Sears Tower


Sears Tower, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Chicago, Illinois
August 2003
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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Vase


Vase, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
March 2007
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Cyclamen


Cyclamen, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
March 2007
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Monday, March 5, 2007

Kate thinks she got these flowers for her birthday...

Actually, I just needed a non-wintry prop for some tabletop photography. ;-)
Batavia, Illinois
March 2007
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Sunday, March 4, 2007

Park Bait Shop


Park Bait Shop, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Montrose Harbor
Chicago, Illinois
March 2007
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"Do you mind if I take your picture?"

I mean, sitting there in the middle of a cruise night with all these people walking around, they were askin' for it!
Anyone know what breed those black and white things are?
Cruise Night
Downers Grove, Illinois
August 2003
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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Black-headed Gull at Montrose Harbor

I noticed on the Illinois birding listserver (IBET) that this rarity was being seen at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, Illinois. So Kate and I decided to spend our Saturday afternoon chasing. When we got there, we saw some birders on the north side of the harbor along Montrose who were already on the bird. We chummed it in with some delicious Wonder Bread and it was very cooperative.
March 2007
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Friday, March 2, 2007

Union Pacific 5004 in Geneva, Illinois

This is an OK spot to watch trains. The parking lot is right by the tracks. I'll have to hang out there on a nicer day.
Sunset Park
March 2007
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Mercury


Mercury, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

from the archives
Cruise Night
Downers Grove, Illinois
August 2003
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