Thursday, June 28, 2007

My travel blanket is finally done!

After a year of hard work by my poor, overwhelmed mother, she has completed the most bestest gift ever. She made for me this amazing blanket that includes embroidery sewouts of all the states, and various animals and other travel images. I know she got so sick of seeing this project that lasted forever, but I really love it and could not wait to show it off to all of my friends. She really is an amazing woman, and I think she likes me!

It wouldnt all fit in the picture, this is the best I could do!

Gotta have a goat!

This pays tribute to Amy, my favorite travel buddy, and my obsession with flipflops. It also has my favorite state I have yet to set those flipflops in...and can only wear there in the extreme heat of summer! Oh and our moose-hunting adventures as well.

More great stuff! freaking awesome!

Fun with Chase

Chasers! What are you so excited about?

What? You want Beer can chicken?

Chase, we need a can, not a bottle

There you go, that's better!

Now What? You want to play with the ball?

My ball, You cannot have it!

I am sleepy, but you still can't have my ball!

Don't touch it!

Don't even think about it!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Khaki, looking prettier than she does in real life.

This is my short post for the day. Heading to Tennessee for a week, will post more when I get back.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Stop it Leonard!

Leonard is one of my travel companions. He has been pretty much everywhere I have been. He tends to find himself in the most bizarre situations. He has cured my road rage in Yellowstone National Park, protected us from bears when sleeping in the back of my jeep with the door unable to be latched. He even manages to drive on occasion. He also tends to get the dirty job of keeping me which I constantly have to tell him to stop.

He has the chicks wrapped around his little finger too! That's Amy with the coolest retarded monkey in the world.

hoodoos abound!


Several years ago, my white Jeep was packed to the roof with camping equipment, people, coolers, food, and clothes for an extremely long road trip. We drove from Needmore, PA all the way to New Mexico nonstop (other than gas, food, and potty breaks) right out of the gate. Bryce Canyon was one of my favorite places to visit in our travels. The hoodoos were calling my name all day long. Southern Utah has the prettiest red rocks I have have ever laid my eyes upon. Cannot not wait to get my feet back there!

Museum musings

Guess where we went next while in Philly? Musuems are always fun to visit, and this one was a pleasant finding. I got to see all kinds of interesing artifacts, including a replica of the Rosetta Stone, a page out of The Illiad, mosaics from Rome, statues, and some great Egyptian Hieroglyphs. In a word...Awesome!

This is the top of a dome in the Asian room of the museum.

Philly trip

I recently traveled to Philadelphia with a co-worker to see the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Of course, no photos were allowed in the exhibit. Here are some other interesting things we found while walking the streets of philly.

There she is: the great Liberty Bell!

So this picture is one of my favorites. The Liberty bell is encased in the glass portion of the building, Independence Hall is being reflected in the glass, and the American flag is seen through the glass and is actually across the street.

Random grate on the street, but pretty!

As you can tell, I like reflections, and tend to find them in strange places.

Cat friends

The famous Orange-fluff kitty.

Sunny, up close and personal.

Look at all the land I rule!

The things you find in your yard

Turtle, I saved from a horrid road-crossing death suicide...then he was nice enough to pose for me, after hours of coaxing.

Random deer posing for me!

Young fawn, my cat found.


Annie, taken with my old camera, so the quality is not as good.

Dozer, the mighty and dirty mustang.

Mona, Looking pretty in TN.

Charm, Our pretty paint!

Halloween madness

Trick or Treat, Give me something good to eat!

Hey, Who ate all my treats?

No more treats, must destroy. Chomp!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

favorite sunsets

As you can see, I prefer my sunsets to have trees in them. I really like the color contrast of the sky with the dark tree and ground. The first picture, I took in my back yard of the new house in Tennessee. The second and last picture are of the same tree that was located near the edge of our property in Pennsylvania. The purple sunset picture was taken in our field in PA. It was extremely hard to get my camera to capture the actual color of the sky, and I had to try a variety of techniques to get the shot.

Friday, June 15, 2007

All played out

I commonly refer to these pictures as the "JAIL SERIES". The subjects are named Khaki and Chase. They were enjoying the heat of the summer, playing fetch, catch, and sniff the other dog's tail. They then decided to take a dip in the pool to cool off. After some serious play in the pool, they decided to chill out on the deck and watch the world go by. The world must have been pretty boring or they were very tired, because they fell sound asleep.