I’m on day two of a six day vacation…although “vacation” doesn’t seem to equal “slow down” for me. 🙂
A bit earlier this afternoon I came back from a bicycle ride to and from Bennett (okay, I’ll admit it, I went to McDonald’s!)…and on the way snapped these photos of my favorite spot during that ride (which, I assume, is in Bennett):
Continuing to where I had to make a sharp left to stay on Route 36, I really liked these clouds:Continue Reading
Rule #2: Don’t be limited by your cellular provider! Go with T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus and get unlimited everything! Even tethering and mobile hotspots!
A big thanks to Moin at the T-Mobile in Southlands Mall for getting us set up!
P.S. Yes, I love T-Mobile ever since we first signed up with them earlier this year. 🙂 T-Mobile ONE is just another example of the many things that set them apart from the competition.
Forget about that and remember just how amazing God’s creation is…
Here is the first video I took…wanted to capture the train sound in the background (and got crickets too!):
Here is a quick toy camera time-lapse of 10 minutes of today’s sundown:
And here is a gallery of pictures I took while getting eaten alive by mosquitos: 🙂Continue Reading
Earlier this week I posted about Augie’s birthday road-trip to Kansas. One highlight of it was a visit to the Kit Carson County Carousel…a historical marvel. Although the video (which includes the carousel’s history and it in action) was also posted, I was able to download a high quality version from Facebook and make this “official” version with higher volume and a fancy Strasburg Rocks!intro and outro from a Fiverr gig:
Oh, Kit Carson County Carousel is a definite We Recommend and gets 5 out of 5 bulls…thank you Robbie for the awesome experience!
Road trip to Kansas! (Goodland, Kansas to be more specific.) Hitting the road yesterday it quickly morphed into a fun Pokémon Go-related visit to Pokéstops between here and there. Instead of reposting all the pictures here, below is my public timeline on Facebook that documents the what/when/where. 🙂
We were tuckered by the time we got home (late)…but I think birthday treks are in our future going forward. 🙂
I think I’ll call this one “Augie’s First Annual Birthday Road Trip (and Pokéstop & Pokémon Hunt).”
Without further ado…Continue Reading
What a great start to a beautiful day! Although normally we’d be at church on a Sunday morning, our new Strasburg church plant doesn’t start up until next Sunday…so off we went to check out some of today’s activities, starting with a delicious breakfast at the Strasburg Elementary School sponsored by the National Honor Society.
After that it was time for Mr. Ed’s Cool Classic Car Show…and this video will give you a little flavor of it:
I didn’t videotape every entry, but the gallery a bit further down will include photos of every vehicle that was there when I was.
So…we have breakfast…an amazing car show…what next?! Mud volleyball of course!:Continue Reading
We did end up doing a little yard sale shopping…although it was kind of late in the day for it. That was followed by the Chili Contest (sponsored by 4 Rivers Equipment) and an entertaining High Plains Music Ensemble concert (sponsored by Strasburg Veterinary Clinic and IREA). Michelle and Augie taste-tested the six entries and made their votes as I Facebook Live broadcasted most of the concert, which you can watch here:
We didn’t stop there…heading over to watch some Colorado Vintage Baseball (sponsored by the Friends of Strasburg Metro Parks and Rec):Continue Reading
Up early ’cause the munchkin wanted Burger King (in Centennial) for breakfast, and we had to line up for the parade at 8:30. Translation: Awake before 6AM. My proof:
A beautiful view after a night in a backyard tent, eh?
Either way…because, as Cubmaster for Strasburg Pack 439, I was marching in the parade…it meant I had to take all my photos and videos before or early-on (as I walked toward the back where we were placed). While we were waiting, I really liked this amazing cheer done for Strasburg Rocks! viewers by the Strasburg Parks Cheerleading Camp:
“We are Strasburg!” Well, at least Sparta and Strasburg both start with an “S”! 🙂 The girls did great, didn’t they?!
I’ll wrap up this first post of the day by posting a gallery of very quickly taken pictures…along with two Facebook Live sessions. (I was either doing Facebook Live and taking pictures at the same time…or doing Facebook Live and interacting with parade watchers…so please be kind with your comments. :-))
And if you weren’t able to make it out there for tonight’s awesome fireworks…do not fret, here they are (from a Facebook Live broadcast):
Sorry that my scary face shows up every-once-in-a-while :-)…it helped get my iPhone’s camera to focus.
If you want to see the original Facebook version, here it is:Continue Reading
I started vacation last night, so we are trying to make the most family time. Mom had to run out to get something for Cub Scout Pack 439‘s float (see it in tomorrow’s Strasburg Home Town Days parade)…and Augie wanted to go to Taco Bell for breakfast.
So, we climbed in the car…and even though it is a hybrid…we do need to get gas sooner or later. That’s where we got to see flags that that same Pack 439 put up:
Now, I can’t provide a review because I’m not a coffee drinker, but I am glad to say that Strasburg Express Coffee Shop officially opened this morning! (I believe someone said it was formally Becca’s Espresso?) Either way, just quickly snapping some pictures with my iPhone, it looks like it’ll be a nice, open atmosphere to read a newspaper, surf the net, or catch Pokémon…all while imbibing your favorite form of caffeine! 🙂
I’ll post the pictures below…it does have more than just coffee…so you should check out Strasburg’s newest business! (Open 6:00-2:00 Monday through Friday and 7:00-1:00 on Saturday…closed Sundays.)
If you click on a photo you can see a larger version…
Well, here is hoping you haven’t gotten sick of my posts about clouds. 🙂
Tonight dad cooked…so on the way home from McDonald’s :-), we saw these scenes (mainly north, east, and south):
Did you know those are called anticrepuscular rays (as compared to the crepuscular rays that fan out from a light source in the clouds)?
Lots of pink…Continue Reading
This may still be going on as I post this…look northeast! 🙂