Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
At work I had done a project with ASU students planting about 150 seedlings. After the 3 weeks of 115+ temps we have about 4 or 5 still alive. I had some old mesquite seeds (the seedlings were all mesquite) that I planted inside the chickenwire they had put around the seedlings. Fortunately, I got them in before our big rains (almost 2 inches! - double the average July rainfall). We'll see if they come up, and more importantly, if they survive...I'll post some pictures if they do. Pretty soon I'll have some new trees & shrubs to start planting and watering throughout the end of summer and into the fall.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
for games and rides. Karen wanted to go bowling there, too. Now, granted the bumpers were up, but Jake stole the show with a turkey and high score of 179!! I'm bowling last, and I have no chance of beating him.
They had working periscopes sticking up outside the building to 'spy' on unsuspecting passersby.
Erik tried his hand at a signal light. I think he was signalling 'send money.' Must be preparing for college already.
Kind of blurry, this is Erik standing amid the displays of a 727, several other planes a land-speed record-setting rocket and a train. A scale model of Chicago is behind him with a number of model trains. The trains go around or through the mountains and behind the mountains is a scale model of Seattle. Pretty cool.
Check out the statue from the ground then from up above!
Karen & the boys walking toward the entrance & elevators
The little bit of land jutting out to the left is where the Adler Planetarium is. The large, white building to the right is the Shedd Aquarium and the very large, sand-color building is the Field Museum. Just to the right of the tallest building in this shot is Soldier Field.
This one doesn't really show a sense of height - until you see the next shot...
Now that's impressive.
More to come...Jake is getting antsy, gotta run.