Bike the Drive

This past weekend, Tina and I took a trip to Chicago to visit friends (Tim & Pat McClelland) and to ride the Bike the Drive.  On Sunday, Chicago closed the Lake Shore Drive for 4 hours and somewhere between 18,000 and 20,000 cyclists rode a 30 mile loop...

Picture of the day email subscription

Several years ago, I started sending a daily picture to a few friends and family members.  It is not always daily, but whenever I am fortunate to capture an image I feel like sharing. Yesterday, the picture was sent to over 170 different email addresses.  Sometimes,...

Connecting with old friends – Part 2.

Well, the weekend has come and gone and it was even better than I expected.  14 of us gathered for the weekend including Mom & Dad, sister Mary with son & daughter Warren and Nora visiting from KC.  We also reconnected with old friends Tim and Pat McClelland...

Connecting with old friends

This is going to be an awesome weekend.  I recently re-connected with an old college-era roommate on Facebook and we are getting together for a beer this weekend.  He has to drive 450 miles from Chicago, but that’s just a minor point.  We are attending a large...

There is no place like home

Tina and I are finally home. In the course of the last week, we experienced 85 degree temps in Orlando and 45 degree night temps in Indiana. Thursday, we drove a long 600+ mile day, itching to sleep in our home bed after 6 weeks in the camper. Traveling north, we...

2nd in his class!!!

Just got back from graduation and Jeff was awarded 2 special awards.  He was the recipent of the Salutatorian Award, i.e. 2nd highest GPA in his class and was awarded the “Course Directors Award for Photography”, i.e. the student that exemplifies the best...