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Luck Stone in Centreville

All these years, I’ve always told myself that one of these days I would stop by this rock quarry and take some pictures.

Today I chased a piece of equipment that was parked here at this facility.  A young man,  named Brad Johnson, took me for a tour in his truck so that I could get some photos.

This quarry is now 300 ft deep and will be dug down another 300 ft before they will close it forever.

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This tunnel is just big enough for one of the gigantic Caterpillar truck to go through.  Everyone has to use their two-way radios to announce themselves coming at every turn.  Surprisingly they have never had an accident at this quarry.

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That tiny little yellow spot in the middle of the photo above is a giant Caterpillar truck.

 

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This is a picnic and fishing area for the employees.

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I haven’t had time for much of anything besides work for the past week.  I’m almost finished with that 69 piece assignment.  Today I went to two more sites to document the last pieces of equipment.  Tomorrow I will spend most of the day organizing the bazillion photos that I took so that my written report will make sense and line up with the photos.

I don’t have any car chases due until Wednesday.  That will give me time to finish this.

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This is the kind of results you get when you have a “real” camera….

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…….a camera that costs more than 300 bucks, weighs more than a pound and doesn’t fit in your pants pocket.

Wilbur, one of our sales managers at Miller’s took this photo from the dealership last week.

Yesterday was a killer.  I got up at 4 AM to get started early before the traffic got out of control.  I knew I had to go through some major road construction to get to the first site.  It took 5 hours to photograph and document 61 pieces of heavy construction equipment on three different sites.  Luckily the sites were only a few miles apart.  The third site was a construction site with nothing but sand and dust surrounding the equipment.  I took close to 500 photos and have two more sites to go to.    Since it’s raining today, I will do that on Monday.  Good thing I took both cameras because one of them ran out of juice.

When I left the third site, I pulled over in a paved area and took a towel to clean myself up, before going on two car chases.  I had sand and dust everywhere.  LOL…..You can imagine what the Evil Twin looks like today.

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I had just enough time to go back home, rip off my dusty, sandy clothes and jump in the shower before I headed to Miller’s.

Today I have three car chases way out in Stafford and it’s raining like crazy.  I’m hoping that it will stop soon.  I don’t enjoy driving in this mess.