Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Castle Highlights





Dr House is on vacation.

So I'll do the work

for both of us

today.






It's only fair.

He gave me 50 days off

to bike across America.












So I stay in New Castle

and spend my day

with slides.









and the rest

of my day

on bike...















Biking past

Jack's donuts...








Wait!

Jack's has moved?

They've been in this same corner

since I was growing up here

50 years ago!







Green walls...

Coffee machine...

Evening hours...


Quite a change

for our little

donut shop.





Jack's is the only reason

I bike a century

every weekend.

I only get a Jacks donut if I bike 100 miles.

It's worth it!





I bike past

the downtown.


I love watching

the worker men

fix up

my old downtown.




Quite a facelift

the old town

is getting!



I bike

to Baker Park...



...to the F.U.N. Playground

I helped build

ten years ago...



...with the help

of 2,000 volunteers!





So good to see

kids still enjoying

this playground

we worked so hard

to build.






And there are the trees

I helped plant 5 years ago

with Mrs. Reece's

3rd grade class!



People are still

helping fix up

this 50 year old park.



Look

at the beautiful mums

planted by

Shelia,

Sonny,

Jeff and Brad!



And we have

a Bark Park now!





I'll have to bring over

my puppies

to give it a try!




I enjoy my days

in New Castle...






biking

the early afternoon...





...dogging

after dinner...






...and ending the day

with chasing down

the sunset...





































6 comments:

  1. awww i miss New Castle =( mostly miss Jacks Donuts tho =P

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  2. Cool thing about the first photo - the reflection of my red blouse in the microscope optics.

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  3. That is neat... ill have to come by nc this weekend to take the puppies to the dog park looks fun :)

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  4. OMG... I soo miss going to Baker Park but not before going to Rays Drive Inn to get a cherry coke. I also miss Top Hat Pizza, Jacks Donuts was a must in the mornings before school! I haven't been i years~ I most likely would not even recognize the place up since i been there!

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  5. Denise Bachelor BurtonOctober 2, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    OMG... I soo miss going to Baker Park but not before going to Rays Drive Inn to get a cherry coke. I also miss Top Hat Pizza, Jacks Donuts was a must in the mornings before school! I haven't been i years~ I most likely would not even recognize the place up since i been there!

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  6. I enjoyed your photo blogging tremendously, Dr. Steussy! Thank you for including the F.U.N. Park... My son and I visit at least once a week.

    I appreciate your 'perspective' of New Castle.

    Keshia Atwood (new Exec. Director of Healthy Communities)

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