Sunset on the way to Orlando...
Hotel lobby in Murfreesboro, TN...
Florida welcome center...
Florida welcome center...
Jean taking a photo at the welcome center...
Sign at the fairgrounds
Thursday 2/8 (day before hamfest opens)
John and Chick's motor coaches
Lou and Skip's 5th wheels
Lou saying "Hello"
John, Sandi (who didn't want her picture taken) and Lou in
Jan and John's welcoming mat
Jean, Jan and John in their rig
John, Bob and Chick in the rig
Jan, Jean and Jan Pratt on the way to potluck
View of the lake at the fairgrounds
The potluck in progress
Sandi, Lou, Skip and Jan enjoying the food
Bob, Debby and Chick chowing down
Debby, Chick, John and Jan pausing for a photo
Sandi, Lou, Skip, Jan and Jean eating
Sandi feeding "pigeon"
Birds circling their nest
Since the hamfest isn't open, the guys go to an electronic
Jan, Debby and Jean enjoying good conversation
Everyone was playing with their smartphones when I started
to take this photo, but Debby knew what I was doing
The following are from Saturday, 2/10. No photos from the first day of the hamfest were taken since Jean and I spent the day at Epcot.
Epcot photos will be at the end of this web page.
Debby, Jan, Jean and John starting out for the hamfest
Lou joins the group
Jan Debby and Jean see what they came for
Jan and Jean getting a closer look
They were good - touching but no buying
Max (who flew in from Memphis), Jean, Miriam, Jan, Dan and
John having a midday rest
Dan, John, Bob and Lew
Lew, Joe (Lew's son) and Lou
Lew, Sandi, Chick, Debby, Lou and Joe
Chick, Debby, Lou and Joe
Time for a Jan and Jean picture
Jean models the $3.00 hat she got at a nearby flea market
John at the real flea market
Lou tried to figure out Joe's electronic puzzle
We are headed to the Waterfront for dinner
The line-up in front of the Waterfront: Max, Lew, Miriam,
Bob, Jean, Jan, John, Debby and Chick
(Lou and Sandi are already inside - guess they couldn't wait)
Here is the waterfront
John, Jan, Sandi, Lou and Jean at our end of the table
Debby, Chick, Lew, Miriam, Max and Joe at their end
of the table
Another view of the last
John, Jan, Sandi and Lou
Max, Joe, John, Jan and Sandi
Jan, Sandi, Lou, Jean, Bob and Debby
Sunday, 2/11 - last day of the hamfest
Lou, John and Bob on their way to the hamfest
Bob actually bought something
Chick getting ready for tomorrow's departure
Lou, John, Bob and Chick hanging out
Time for a John and Jan photo
Another one of John and Jan (Looks to me like John is
Chick, Lou John and Skip with Skip reporting that his Jan
won't be joining us for dinner as she is down with the flu
Skip, John and Lou getting ready for dinner
Lou, tonight's griller
Our last meal together - Skip, Bob, Chick, Debby, Lou,
Sandi, Jean, John and Jan
John and Jan - Now what was so funny?
Bob and Jean start their trip back north with a side trip
to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse just south of St. Augustine
Jean and sign
Bob and sign
Tallest lighthouse in Florida
Bob ready to go up
The Fresnel lens reflected in a mirror
A view to the northeast
The view to the east
Looking south (Editor's note - that is a Goodyear Blimp)
Down to the west
Down to the southwest
Bob realizing it was harder going up than down
Some older Fresnel lenses that were used
Jean at the Mexican restaurant we ate at our last night out
Bob and Jean really enjoyed their trip
Road sign for Valentine's Day
Bob and Jean spent Friday, 2/9, the first day of the hamfest, at Epcot since that was forecast to be the best weather day
Entering Disney World
A distant view of Spaceship Earth
Outside the Seas with Nemo and Friends exhibit
Entrance to The Land building - we saw Soarin' which was
Inside The Land dome
Bob getting up high to take the next photo
The monorail at Epcot
Bob was warned that he would not be allowed to return to
our group of friends without a photo of him in Mickey ears
Interesting flowers at Epcot
Jean taking a picture of a flower butterfly
Colorful begonias at Epcot
Bob at one of many fountains at Epcot
Another fountain - is an upside-down waterfall a waterrise?
A view across the lake at "Italy" on the left and
"America" on the right
Another view, this one showing "Italy" and
And here is "St. Mark's Square"
Looking up at a "German" village
Armored figures on display
A fireworks barge entering the lake
A visit to "China"
A more encompassing view of "China"
Looking back to Spaceship Earth from "China"
Now a visit to "Norway"
"Norway" where grass grows on roofs
An interaction closeup
A very nice view across the lake with "Mexico" on
A mariachi band outside the Mexican restaurant where we ate
Jean had to get a selfie inside the restaurant
Many thanks to Bob - N0BIX for sharing his collection of photos and providing the comments for each one!
It looks like the gang had a good time.
It would have been nice to have had a few more photos of the hamfest.
Photo contributors: Bob, Jean, Chick, John and Jan