Sunday, May 03, 2015

Love That Dog

Who couldn't love that face? Cody is the best dog in the whole world, and that's no exaggeration

Friday, May 01, 2015

A Walk in my Shoes

Should you find yourself walking
in my shoes there won't be much talking
stepping timidly the shoe will guide
light cascading on its unassuming side
 
cotton sewn lace
holds the tongue in place
held up by its foundation
worn by lasting duration
 
though cautious and cognizant
each stride is self confident
with care each seam
sewn fluidly like a stream
 
warm interior burning
with creative energy yearning
to build, shape, construct
brought to heel with fear of self destruct
 
- Nicholas Huber -

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Track Meet

Michele and I went to a track meet yesterday to watch our good friend Andrea compete. It was an exciting event to watch. We hope to see her compete again before track season ends.



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Neil Degrasse Tyson

Saw Neil Degrasse Tyson give a talk in Minneapolis last week. The talk was about the search for extra-terrestrial life. It was well worth the 500 miles I had to drive for the 2 and 1/2 hour event.

Dave and Matthew

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Scale Model Farm

My uncle has been working on a 1/64 scale model of his childhood farm for about a decade. The detail is unbelievable. All of the building's doors are operable, and all of the roofs are removable to reveal detail which includes individual rooms and furniture built to scale. Simply amazing!

Bob and his model farm

Monday, April 20, 2015

Prom

Nick and his good friend Andrea went to prom together this last weekend. Naturally, I took lots of pictures.




Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Masters

Last year's trip to the Masters ended early due to rain, so I didn't get to photograph many of the golfers. So, I had one wish when I went to The Masters this year. That wish was to spot Tiger Woods on the course, and maybe even get a half decent photo of him. Well, my wish was granted, in spades:





Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nick's a Working Man

Nick has been working at Hy-Vee for a couple of months now, and I finally managed to get some pictures of him in his natural working habitat:


Friday, March 13, 2015

San Antonio: Misc. Photos

One of the stops we made on our trip was to the Alamo. It was smaller than I expected, but it was very cool:
 
The Alamo






Who needs Daniel Boone when you got Don and Dave?

Uh oh, that pink pistol looks very formidable
While shopping at the base PX, we met Sergeant Rambo, a very well trained three legged dog:

Sergeant Rambo
Some of my best photos were of Kyle and Sara. They make a great couple, don't you think?

Sara and Kyle

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

San Antonio: River Walk

The River Walk is a must see location in downtown San Antonio, which is where we ended up on our last day with Kyle:

Sara and Kyle

Kyle and Sara with the band

Sara and Kyle

David, Kyle and Michele

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

San Antonio: Graduation

I didn't think it got very cold in Southern Texas, but I learned differently on the day Kyle graduated. Temps were in the low 30's, and with the wind, we experienced wind chills in the mid 20's. It was cold!

Team Gibson on their way to the graduation ceremony
 
A selfie of Team Gibson freezing, but still smiling

320 TRS Flight 111

Flight 111 passes by the grandstands

Karen, Kyle and Don


Monday, March 09, 2015

San Antonio: Touring the Parade Grounds

The day before Kyles' graduation, we took a walk around the parade grounds, which had many planes lining its border:



























Sunday, March 08, 2015

San Antonio: Coin Ceremony

Following the Airmen's Run, we watched as Kyle and the rest of his flight received the Airman's Coin:

Kyle's flight marches into position

Attention!

Distributing the coins

Lots of graduates

Salute!

Following the coin ceremony, the spectators were allowed to approach their airman:

Kyle and Sara reunited

Sara is holding on tight

Karen, Kyle and Don

David, Kyle and Michele

Kyle's Airman Coin

Sara and Kyle
It was great to finally talk to Kyle after 2 months.

Next up, we tour the graduation grounds with Kyle, and as one would expect, I took lots of pictures. Stay tuned...

Saturday, March 07, 2015

San Antonio: Airman's Run

Last month, Michele and I flew to San Antonio to watch our good friend Kyle graduate from Air Force basic training. Aside from the weather being unusually cold for Southern Texas, we had a great time with Kyle, his girlfriend Sara, and Kyle's parents Don and Karen.

Naturally, I took lots of pictures.

Here are some shots from the Airmen's Run:

The Airmen enter the spectator viewing area.

Team Gibson smiles for the camera





Kyle makes eye contact with team Gibson

Kyle's flight makes their first pass

Kyle and flight approach for second pass

Kyle's flight getting closer 

Kyle's flight on the final turn

Team Gibson goes wild
I captured a ton of great pictures on this trip, and I'll be posting more of them over the next week or so. Stay tuned...