Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Cavaliers vs Clippers: Overtime Victory

Let's get it going. Cory Maggette was outstanding until he fouled out. Soon you realize this ain't your L.A. Clippers team of yore.

Elton Brand was a monster on both ends of the court. Drew Gooden looks for a way to bail out from Brand's smothering defense.

Even LeBron James wasn't sure what to do with the Clippers defense in the first half.

LeBron finally got it going in the second half.

Drew Gooden refills his tank but sat out the second half with an ankle sprain.

Eric Snow and Larry Hughes tries to make a point with the refs. The calls were pretty bad tonight.

At halftime we honored World B. Free who played for the Cavaliers in the mid-eighties. I loved this guy. He nearly single-handedly beat the Celtics in the first round of the '85 playoffs.

Z and LeBron talk it over in the second half.

LeBron tosses a nasty pass.

Now LeBron is ready to take it to the hole.

Now there's no looking back. We win in overtime. Thanks LeBron.

The Cavaliers Dance Team is back to showing more skin.

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Cavaliers reveal new jersey but lose to T-Wolves

The "Q" is getting to be a pretty fun place to go. The music is better, the Cavs girls no longer are doing "pole" dances, and the blue seats are slowly but surely being replaced by new burgundy ones. The Cavaliers also sported new threads last night. Take a look and enjoy.

LeBron lines up a free throw as Larry Hughes looks on.

Z makes his way to the hoop.

The Cavaliers Dance team has new tops.

No new uniforms for Coach Brown.

Nice traditional color side strip.

Even MoonDog has a new look.

Truly a hair-raising experience.

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

A day trip to Leeds and Dover

Leeds Castle was built in 12th century. It's in remarkable good shape and was occupied up until 1974. Now it is used for tourism and conferences. Sometimes officials meet here like President Bush and Prime Minister Blair.

Lots of bridges and moats.

Water flows around the castle through these arches.

A door knocker with a lion! They're everywhere.

There are many cozy rooms in this castle. Almost feels like a home.

The doors have these funny little windows or peepholes in them.

Let's take a walk through the gardens.

Here's the rose garden along the pond. Note swans sailing along the water.

Let's try to find our way through the hedge maze. Yikes, this is hard. But we made it (thanks to the guide).

It's on to the White Cliffs of Dover.

It's very windy here along the coast.

Time for tea and scones at the JackDaw Inn. This is where they filmed the Battle of Britain.

Mary and Jessie enjoy the repast and the photographer.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

London: Can a city be this wonderful?

London is a city of many wonders to foreign travelers (which is why there are so many). When I meet Londoners, I tell them their city is unique and then I ask if they have ever visited the many museums and attractions here. Most say they never have except as school children. That's an amazing admission especially considering most of the museums here are free!

Here are some more things we experienced. Enjoy!

You never know what will come along while sitting in Hyde Park.

Walking is the best way to see the city.

But to really get places you need to go on the London Underground.

A favorite stop for us.

Efficient, nice and comfy. Amazing to think that this past summer some idiots blew three of these up and then another group tried again two weeks later.

This is the gate to enter St. James' Park near Buckingham Palace. Not too shabby.

There wasn't any guard changing today but we saw a few activities. These guards bop around every once and while and stomp their footies loud.

Out of the blue came this parade of Horses from the Royal Brigade.

Many people hang out all day in front of Buckingham Palace in hopes of seeing a royal or two.

Sometimes they get lucky. Note car is $500k Bentley with reinforced, protective everything.

Queen Victoria sits on her throne and watches over the palace.

Common folk like to feed the pigeons in St. James' park.

Admiral Nelson, loved by all Britons, stands atop his column and watches over the country. He's a George Washington-type figure in England.

This is one of the few picts of St. Paul's. It's so big you can't shoot it right except from above.

There's always a lion lurking around every corner here.

Time to visit the Tower of London to check out the Crown Jewels. Fascinating place with torture rooms, cannons, garrisons, chopping blocks and the most incredible royal crowns in the world.

Lot's of guns here. Another lion poking its head out for fun.

The Tower Bridge spans the Thames River.

Time to head back to the hotel. The traffic never slows down here.

So why not another shot of Big Ben to end this pictorial? You gotta just love it.

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