Archive for 2015

Dragon*Con 2015!!!

Friday, September 11th, 2015

So many pictures, so little time. A wide sampling of images is now up in the Dragon*Con 2015 gallery.

Some highlights follow…

Woody and RC

Magic Armor

Elliott and ET

The deep end of the Dead Pool


Team USA Quidditch

The Dragon*Con Parade:
Doc Brown and the DeLorean

The Love Bug


Carter, Cap’ and McArthur

Frenchy and the Punk


Summer Summary

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This site has been mostly inactive, but I just uploaded some image highlights to summarize the summer.

It seems like it went just as fast as it will take you to read through this post.

Last day of school…

Summer camping trips…

Some band concerts:

Dragon*Con!! (See next post)

And first day of school…


Sunday, April 19th, 2015

We recently spent Spring Break visiting Washington, D.C. One of our ‘must-see’ locations whenever we go is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is an extension to the Smithosonian’s National Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport. It contains anything and everything that they just can’t squeeze into the facility on The National Mall.

We’ve been several times, and there are many many pictures of past trips (2004, 2007, and 2011).

The particular highlight for me on this trip was that the space shuttle Enterprise, previously sited at the museum, has been replaced with the shuttle Discovery. This was special to me, because the space shuttle, more than any other vehicle, was the spacecraft that symbolized space flight as I grew up. The heyday of the Apollo program was over before I could walk, but the Space Transportation System… this would bring us bus-service to the stars. As we know, STS never quite turned out to be the low-cost, airline to orbit it was purported to be, but that won’t change it’s place in my mind. So to stand (literally) in the shadow of a vehicle that traveled 149 million miles and spent a year in space… this had emotional impact. The Enterprise was interesting to look at but with wear evident on the hull, tiles that had clearly been replaced, scorch marks and stains on the nozzles… now this was a , real spaceship.

Here are some highlights of the pictures I took.

Every snowflake that’s fallen this year

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

When you have this much snow, there’s only one thing to do: