Abandoned US 23 (Ashland, Ky.)

Today we decided to do a little exploring. For years, I wanted to know what became of the road between Ashland and Russell that ran parallel with Armco Rd. I remember as a kid, my mom would stop along the hillside on US 23 at a market (Artrips I think) on our way home from Ashland. Once the 4 lane was completed and long before the new Walmart was built, the viaduct out of Ashland was torn down and the road was abandoned. Not too long after this, the new apartments were built on top of the hill across US 23 from Walmart on what is now known as Providence Hill. You can see it in the center of the map below.

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If anybody remembers when the road was officially closed, please let me know! I’ve also included a short video that was taken with my iPhone from in front of what was the market.

31 Days Of Halloween

Every year, we kick off the Halloween season by watching one scary or seasonal movie a day beginning on October first! Some times we watch the same movies year to year, but most of the time, we’ll throw in something new! We’ll update this post daily to let you know what today’s movie is, our selection is totally random, the movies aren’t selected in any particular order.

Be sure to let us know what your favorite Halloween season movie is!

October 30th – The Mothman Prophecies – 2002
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 29th – Se7en – 1995
8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

October 28th – Jaws – 1975
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 27th – Paranormal Activity 3 – 2011
8 Stars (8 / 10)

October 26th – The Ring – 2002
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 25th – Jacob’s Ladder – 1990
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 24th – Altered States – 1980
7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

October 23rd – The Rite – 2011
8 Stars (8 / 10)

October 22nd – Poltergeist – 1982
7 Stars (7 / 10)

October 21st – Psycho – 1960
9 Stars (9 / 10)

October 20th – The Amityville Horror – 1979
6 Stars (6 / 10)
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2012 Plymouth Barracuda

cudaAnother muscle car that we’ll never see! The Plymouth ‘Cuda concept is the work of Rafael Reston, a digital designer from São Paulo, Brazil. The ‘Cuda concept was inspired by the 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, and follows the recent trend of reviving legendary muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The ‘Cuda concept is based on the platform from the Chrysler 300C, while the proposed power source is a 5.4 litre bio-fueled HEMI V8. The 22″ wheels and aggressive, purposeful looking body of the ‘Cuda is formed from aluminium. While the hood, spoilers and side panels are made from lightweight carbon fiber. Reston created the ‘Cuda concept using Alias Studio Tools 2008, Rhinoceros 4.0 was used for the interior, with the final rendering in Bunkspeed Hypershot. The final rendering was completed by John Boyd using PhotoShop CS4.

Ordered An iPad 2

ipadSo I’ve had my Windows 7 based HP Slate since March and even though I really enjoyed it, it would appear that HP is quickly dropping support for it and moving on to the HP Touchpad running WebOS. After waiting 75 days for my Slate after it was ordered in November of 2010, I’ve chosen to never order anything HP again. They have the worst customer service, the worst updates and the worst communication with their customers. And though a tablet still fits into my lifestyle, I’ve decided to go with the iPad 2. I’ve been an iPhone user for 4 years now and have been very happy with it. Not that I prefer Apple products over any others, but that fact of the matter is, the iPhone and iPad speak for themselves. Of course, you’ll probably never see an Apple OS running on my desktop….Windows 7 still rocks! Look forward to getting my iPad very soon and putting it to work!

iPhone and iPad Movies

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Black Widow

Black WidowColby and I were at my mothers this morning to replace some wooden steps. We pulled one of them up and ran into this. A Black Widow protecting her egg sack. This little baby could do a lot of damage if bitten by her. Luckily, we were able to avoid her and sent her on her merry way….minus the egg sack..