Monday, September 10, 2012

Brick Fair

Location: Brick Fair, Chantilly, Virginia, USA
Visited: August 2011 and 2012

A few weeks ago I happened upon a little Ziplock baggie of clippings from the 2011 Brick Fair, a celebration of all things LEGO held every summer at the Dulles Expo Center not far from my house. It's great fun to look at all the amazing creations everyone puts together each year. Definitely recommended if you're a LEGO fan.

Yes, yes, I know the scan isn't very good. The book is getting full and it's getting harder to lie flat.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Midland and Culpeper, VA

Location: Midland and Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Visited: August, 2012

On the morning of the day I was supposed to meet a friend of mine for lunch in Culpeper (which is more or less midway between us), I woke up early and decided to leave early. On the way there I stopped at C.M. Crockett Park in Midland to do some geocaching. It was hot and sweaty but the park itself was quite nice.

Once I got to Culpeper I still had a fair amount of time to kill, so I stopped at Full Circle Thrift. I wasn't going to buy any books (really I wasn't) but when I learned that paperbacks were all of 10 cents, I went ahead. I mean, at that price it practically costs more not to buy them!

Anyway, while the food at Thai Culpeper was decent, the rest of the town was pretty boring. But I got to hang out with one of my favorite people in all the world, so it was still a pretty good day.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Manassas, VA

Location: Manassas, Virginia, USA
Visited: August, 2012

While filming some stuff for an upcoming Markeroni video, my friends and I decided we needed to get pictures of our mascots in canons (as you do), so we headed out to Manassas Battlefield Park, aka Bull Run. On the way we stopped by the Stone House, which I'd seen many times before but which had never been open. Sure, we didn't get to see the second floor or the basement, but it was nifty to be able to go in there and get the stamp. Plus, they had Stone House trading cards! Awesome!