Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Photo Walk

Saturday I participated with 35 North Texas photographers in a Scott Kelby Photo Walk. This was the 10th anniversary with 1000 walks world-wide with over 20000 participants.  I was a little intimidated at first, but I got over it. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Stripes or lines

Older than me!

Reflection and vintage

Squares and rectangles.


Some cloning in the processing

Blow out the background.

Evidently I like doors. I did not realize I shot so many doors that day.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall Family Fun

On our way home from the sprinkler show, we met up with Greg, Lisa, and the girls. We brought the girls to Gunter to babysit while their parents, Chad, and Tara go to Tech for a football game. In Gunter, Diana already had Marlow and was ready for a fulfilled weekend with homecoming activities, pumpkin farm, and family dinners.

Thursday night was bittersweet, because not only did we all get together, but we sent Jerry on his way  in his new truck and camper to South Texas for the winter. We had all the families over to tell him bye.

Friday, we did Andrea's for lunch and the homecoming parade. Rick and I took the girls to the Sophomore BBQ. We ate with Rick's girls. Isabel went to Diana's, and Anja went to the game with us. Zach was crowned Homecoming King. We had two BLOW OUTS - the game and Anja. LOL

Homecoming Mums made by M.e
Saturday was the Pumpkin Patch and a hot dog lunch there. After naps we went to Diana's house for a meal. This is actually Anja's birthday so I made her a cake, and we had a simple party for her at Di's.
Pumpkin Patch Fun

Antique train from her Dad's day!

Sunday was the Gunter Park. After nap time, Greg, Lisa, Chad and Tara drove in together from Lubbock for another birthday party for Anja. I made her another cake and a meal. More family time with PRESENTS and time with everyone. On Monday I had to take them to the airport, but knowing that the holidays are just around the corner definitely helps.

The Family

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Las Vegas - Sprinkler Show - 2017

This year Rick's sprinkler show was in Vegas, which was fitting because 10 years ago after we go married this is where we went first with Teresa and Roger on our way to the sprinkler show in Phoenix. Our trip was nostalgic in its own way with the activities and shows that we chose.

We flew in on Sunday afternoon and started with the Mob Museum downtown. Later we checked into the Bellagio Hotel with a great view of the fountains from the 20th floor. I was obsessed with watching these every chance I got, and they did go until midnight each night.
View out my window!

Monday was our tourist day. We started off with a tour of Wayne Newton's estate - Shenandoah. Wow! The history at this place was unbelievable and the highlight of our trip. We then drove out to Hoover Dam to see the complete Pat Tillman bridge, which we walked over. Then we went to see the Hollywood Car museum, which was replicas of cars in many of the movies. For our entertainment, we finished the day off with Wayne Newton in concert. He can't sing like he used to, but he doesn't do  the entire concert in music. It is mainly stories and videos of his life with the many people he knew and performed with. It was a great way to end the day. He finished with "I Did it My Way"!
Wayne Newton's historical Red Room.

Pat Tillman bridge we walked across at Hoover Dam.

Tuesday started Rick's work day. We had a business lunch at Margaritaville with the best Coconut Shrimp ever. He worked, and I played. Great day!

Wednesday was another work day for Rick. He worked, and I played. Great Day. We did get in a concert with some friends to see the Righteous Brothers. Even thought Rick and I have seen them several times before, Bill Medley can still sing and puts on a great concert. He finished with "You Lost that Lovin' Feeling" and "Unchained Melody". Later that night we went to the awards banquet for the sprinkler show. The entertainment was a tribute to the Rat Pack. This was another great concert. They finished with "What a Wonderful World".

Our trip to Vegas was great and memorable. It breaks my heart that three days later, the worst massacre in the United States took place right down the street from where we stayed and 59 innocent people were killed enjoying a concert.