The top end of gorgeous

I must say that here in Romania we are having one of the most beautiful summers ever. Winter here can be brutal, gray and dismal but it’s all worth it when you have these incredibly long days of clear sunny heat, hot without being overly brutal, and a refreshing breeze at night that is just on the edge of being crisp.

My friends and colleagues from central and western Europe have been telling me sad tales of a wet, gray, sometimes cold summer there. All I can say to them are the immortal words of Rod Roddy: pack a bag and come on down to Romania! :D

PS – Those horses were grazing in Floresti (near Cluj) and this isn’t some random photo off the internet or something :))

7 thoughts on “The top end of gorgeous

  1. But, but, it is! Having a driver’s lcniese and two tons of steel machinery in your hot little hands is the real mark of a True American, and as such entitles you to more rights than your lessers, those who cannot or will not avail themselves of such Freedom.


  2. For Immediate ReleaseANNUAL JAMES DEAN FESTIVAL WEEKENDThe Actor’s Hometown of Fairmount Celebrates 57 Years Later The small town of Fairmount, Indiana will Commemorate the 57 year anniversary of the ueitmnly death of native son James Dean during the weekend of September 28-30 with it’s 37th annual “James Dean Festival”. The event includes a huge Custom and Hot Rod Car Show all weekend and The Grand Parade on Saturday at 2pm along with numerous other activities including Live Entertainment, Carnival Rides, Street Vendors, 1950’s Dance Contest, the James Dean Lookalike Contest, and screenings of the actor’s three major films. All activities are Free to the public and Fun for the whole family. James Dean was born in nearby Marion, Indiana in 1931 and was raised in Fairmount. He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1949 and went on to attend Santa Monica Community College and UCLA before heading to New York to pursue an acting career. He appeared in nearly 40 live television dramas and two Broadway plays before going back to Los Angeles where he starred in three major motion pictures, “East of Eden”, “Rebel Without a Cause”, and “Giant”. On September 30th, 1955 he was killed in a tragic automobile accident at just 24 years old. The annual Memorial Service for James Dean will take place at The Back Creek Friends Church in Fairmount on Sunday September 30th at 1pm, followed by a walking procession to nearby Park Cemetery where the actor is buried.Fairmount offers two museum exhibits dedicated to the famous Hoosier, “The James Dean Gallery” and “The Fairmount Historical Museum”.For further information contact:James Dean Gallery(765) 948-3326Fairmount Historical Museum(765) 948-4555James Dean Run Car Show(765) 948-3853Photos available upon request


  3. Ive trucked in and around Romania since the late 70’s and have to say there’s nowhere like it. RO and it’s people will always have a place in my heart


  4. I drove from Constansa to Bazau one day last summer. I had no time to stop and no battery in camera, so I could never show what I saw. I’ve been everywhere in the states and never saw anything like it, and it’s still burned in my brain. The fields were so densely rich with crops and wildlowers. Filled with life and bursting in colors, more intense colors than I had ever seen anywhere. I drove the whole stretch gasping in disbelief, catching myself going wow oh WOW, and shedding a few tears of pure exctasy. Thanks for the reminder Sam.


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