Beyond the people, one of the first things I fell in love with in Strasburg was its water tower. Whenever I am returning, it is a welcome reminder that I am on my way back to the home God gave us. This post is dedicated to that water tower via some photos I took on a quick bicycle ride this evening…and you get a couple of bonus pictures. 🙂
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On the way to our weekly dad-son-only breakfast, we had a letter to drop off at the Strasburg Post Office…which just happens to be across the street from the local hardware store (Western Hardware). Last weekend we used up all our Estes rocket engines on Father’s Day, so it made sense to grab some more by walking over to that great establishment. However, we didn’t escape without an additional purchase. 🙂
And the first launch was successful!:
What are you doing this weekend? How has yours started off?
Yesterday we were able to quickly visit a true gem available here in Strasburg: Comanche Crossing Museum. In the future I hope to do a more thorough review of the place…below is just a small taste of what’s available there. (It is especially lacking when it comes to the incredible collection of items that are available inside the various buildings.)
Short version: Comanche Crossing Museum gets 5 bulls and a hearty Strasburg Rocks! Recommended. Neat place. Great people (volunteers).
(Click on any image to view the gallery.)
After church tomorrow I’ve got quite a bit of “work work” queued…so I snuck some family and hobby time in today. Part of the results:
P.S. This is the first “complete build” rocket I’ve done since Augie and I started this hobby. Everything was white (with the exception of the naturally-colored balsa fins)…and nothing snapped together or was otherwise simple. Sanding. Gluing. Rounding. Air brushing (first time).
Having said that, Estes still says it was only a skill level 1. 🙂
And just how blessed I still am.
On this birthday, I am not as thoughtful as some. 2015 has provided some fairly high levels of stress, and that continues in some areas. A contributor to the stress is my lack of self-confidence…I hate to disappoint (and mentally it is easy for me to assume I have). That’s why, heading to and from this year’s American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, a song I don’t remember ever hearing before from Styx was especially heartening. Just happens to be the song Augie was just singing, “I’m Okay.” 🙂Continue Reading
Heading back from today’s American Heart Association Heart Walk in Denver, I happened upon the largest number of police vehicles in one place I’ve ever seen. This is how it was captured by my Cobra dashcam:
I assumed that it meant something horrible had happened, and sure enough:
A shorter story is also available here:
Prayers for the family of the man and the police and other first responders involved.
P.S. Here is a small, grainier gif version of the video:Continue Reading