Sunday, June 29, 2008

Scene from the True Colors Tour

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My wife and her buddy attended the Cyndy Lauper "True Colors" concert at the Greek Theater in Berkeley tonight.

This is a shot of the stage.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cultures meet at the Fil-Am Festival

Fil-Am Booth

In a parking lot at a local shopping mall, they had a Philippines-American festival. Saw this arrangement of these symbols of the cultures, and thought it made a good pic.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fire over the hill

Fire over the hill

Tis the season for wildfires in this state where we live. 800 of them at last count, including one (75% contained as of yesterday, when this picture was taken) in Brisbane on San Bruno Mountain.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Schwag from the Elmo show...

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We took Austin to see "Sesame Street Live -- Elmo Grows Up" today. We got a pennant, a balloon, and a program, all of which I got to carry...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Austin in a Fargo hat

Austin in a Fargo Hat

My cute little grandson put on my old "Fargo" hat. He was just so cute, I had to snap a pic.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Big Yawn

Big Yawn

We took the grandson to the Zoo today. While visiting the Sumatran Tiger, we caught her in a yawn. Look at the size of that tongue!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

San Francisco Real Estate

4-car-elevator

It's 3 condos, $1.09M, $880K, and $680K respectively. Each condo gets 1 slot in the "4 car elevator".

Check out the website for more details.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Indiana Tater

Indiana Tater

My grandson is visiting, and in our effort to follow traditional grandparent roles (aka, spoiling rotten), we bought him one of the new "Indiana Jones" themed Mr. Potato Heads.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Flowing to the bay

S to the Sea

This little trickle of water is flowing to into SF Bay at Crissy Field in the Presidio.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo

Since I just got home last night, I'm going to be posting a few of the 1700+ pics we took while on the road until I can get back into the swing of things.

This is Cadillac Ranch, an art exhibit between exits 60 and 62 on I-40 outside of Amarillo, TX.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Home at last...

4990.5 miles

14 days.

11 states (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada) including 2 (Wyoming and Utah) that Caryn had never been to before.

1716 pictures.

We saw giant crosses, big holes in the ground, huge rocks, gorgeous mountains. We saw 4 generations of our family, attended a wedding, got invited to another one.

I shot a gun and walked on the same place where the world land speed record was set.

And now, we are home.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Reflection

We went through the Bonneville Salt Flats today. This was a nice reflection shot.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wyoming

Wyoming

We traveled through Wyoming, from Cheyenne to Evanston today.

Stark, wind-swept plains with a few interesting mountain features.

This picture kinda says it all.

Tomorrow is Utah (including a 40 mile stretch of the salt flats) and Nevada, which Wikipedia describes as "largely desolate and mountainous"

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Muzzle Flash

muzzle flash

My brother took Clayton and I to a gun range to shoot a couple of interesting guns. I managed to catch Clayton's shot including the muzzle flash.

Check out the closeup -- you can make out the bullet's path trough the flash and even the gun powder residue as it flys up and away from the flash

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

June Theme Day -- The Shop Around the Corner

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This is a shot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market near my mom's house in OKC. We are visiting here for my niece's wedding (last night).

Of course, there is a huge debate on the merits of Walmart going on in this country, and I really don't want to get in to it. I will say, the WNM came in after the locally owned grocery stores abandoned this area. The store is clean, well stocked, and has fairly decent prices. I'm not going to try to justify the way they treat their staff, though I will say that they provided good starter positions for my step-son and daughter-in-law.

That said, this is a San Francisco blog, so I should point out that my own favorite neighborhood market is Trader Joe's

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