A Christmas day surprise present. Here’s to new beginnings and exciting adventures to come.
Meghan’s aunt gave us a ton of jalapeños from her garden, so I tried making poppers for the first (or possibly second?) time. It was a very time consuming process. I should have worn gloves (oh, the burning!). But they turned out absolutely delicious.
The weather was so nice I cut our run short when we got to the pier and went for a swim in my running clothes. Salty would not come in at first. He freaked out and ran around the pier and float, then for some inexplicable reason picked up my socks and flung them into the water in exasperation, where they sunk before I could get to them. It was hilarious and also sort of problematic, because I had to run back home, wet, with no socks. I did manage to get him into the water eventually, and he swam around a bit, then repeatedly attempted to climb atop me and drag me under.
And now we are four. Salty is a yellow lab/collie/something mix that we adopted from Northeast Animal Rescue. He comes to us 3 months old and weighing 13 lbs, and will probably quadruple in size in the not-too-distant future.
At the peak of Mt. Moosilauke, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On a perfectly clear day. Followed by sledding. Followed by steak. It was glorious.
Mat takes a breather in a piece of Cleveland art. This huge stamp may have been one of the highlights of Cleveland, but there were somewhat more impressive things to see on our brief side trip to Niagara Falls. While in town we explored, went to the Zoo, visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and saw the Springsteen show.
Catching up on old albums. This one from October 2008, a quick visit to NYC and a resulting stumble across a Korean Pride fair! Check out the full album for funny faces and various other bits.
They devolved in 1997 and took residence here in 2004. Clearly they were going a bit nuts with the symbolism. According to Wikipedia, “the cost of the building (£431 million) remains more controversial than any of the legislation so far passed by the Parliament.” It is quite a nice building.
I’ve just posted a small photo set of Edinburgh, including a neat panorama, from my visit to Scotland with Jessica last July.
Last month I spent the weekend with my aunt and her friend in Washington, D.C. Among the places we visited was the National Zoo, where I got some neat animal photos. Check out some DC stalwarts or to jump straight to the cuddly animals.
View my 43 photos from the Stromes-Schneider Wedding (and bachelor party). Nothing from the ceremony proper, as there was already a hired photographer getting in everyone’s way.
Pictures from last weekend’s Long Island adventures with Deirdre are up. The jellyfish infestation along the coast led us to cut short our excursions at the beach and invade a nearby pool instead, with interesting results. I also got to have some “real” New York pizza, and it was marvelous.
Bermuda doesn’t get a big write-up like Costa Rica, but I do have a few dozen pictures on Flickr for your amusement and edification. Above, underground limestone caverns with stalagtites that are many thousands of years old.