Saturday, February 28, 2015

Colorado - Seems like Yesterday

It seems like just yesterday, but it was actually the summer of 2012 when we loaded up the family and drove to Colorado.  We did a lot of fun stuff; we visited a train museum in Nebraska, sifted for gold and toured an abandoned gold mine, rode bikes at Valmont Bike Park, and went to Red Rocks Amphitheater.  This photo is of the boys posing in the massive rows of seats.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Birthdays - A Little Late

 For the longest time, we've been celebrating Hanna's birthday alongside cousin Max.  They're not on the same day, but they're close.  You can't beat a cookie cake.  Yum.
Hanna is obviously quite engaged, whereas Max looks a bit like he's dreaming about what he's going to do to the cake.  Or maybe he's worried about the candles. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Francis Park - A Jewel in South City

 I have been around St. Francis Park for almost 30 years.  I have lived in quite a few different apartments that are within walking distance, have ridden my bike there, and have even raced crits around it. It's a wonderful place.  A few Sundays ago, Deanna, Eli, Hanna and I walked around on a cold day just to get outside.  Some of the sculpture work around the pond is awesome.
 Tiny frogs are positioned in pretty good places for a real frog to be.
 Looked real from 15 feet away.
 Closer to the front of the park, this one is really interesting. 
 Tiny dragon is a nice touch.
 Mosaic heart would be a great gift on Valentine's day if not so heavy.
Mermaid is reading while keeping watch over the pond.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Car Watching - 1982 Nissan 280ZX

 While not as cool or exotic as many of the cars I like to get photos of, the 280ZX (and it's 240-260 relatives) are part of the car culture from the time I grew up.  I caught this one in a grocery store parking lot late one afternoon.
 While earlier 240z and 260z versions were very stark and quite sports-car like, the 280ZX was a bit softer and a bit heavier...more to the liking of US consumers.  It's increasingly rare to find any of the Z cars anymore, as most rusted away quickly.
This one had a few bad spots on the body, but it was in fine shape overall.  The interior of these early Japanese invaders was actually pretty neat, much more modern than things you could buy from US makers in 1982.  The interior of this one was pretty nice.

Welcome to the Family, Laura

Today my brother- and sister-in-law baptized their newly adopted little girl.  (That's my son Tyson who is Laura's God Parent...who would have thought?)  Welcome to the family, sweet girl.