Friday, February 22, 2008

some snow

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My attempts at the lunar eclipse

These are in progression for the short time I took pictures. I didn't get any of the beginning or the very end. Just mostly middle pictures. :)

This one looks weird because it was a thirty second exposure, but I thought the "trails" were cool.

Monday, February 18, 2008


We had a fun time today in Chinatown. We missed the parade because they had it earlier in the morning, but we still got to see the dragons go up and down the street warding off evil spirits so that the businesses will have a prosperous year. :)
The firecrackers were VERY loud!

These guys followed the dragons and played their drums and cymbals constantly--another way to ward off evil spirits.

Chris was wishing he had some matches. :)

I thought this little girl's outfit was really cute. :)

Each business that wanted the dragons to come to their store had a string of firecrackers hanging outside their door. At the top of the string there was lettuce which the black dragon "ate" after all the firecrackers went off.

Lots of little red papers everywhere!

We ate at a Thai restaurant and ordered the non-spicy dishes. :) It was very good.

We got a kick out of this phone booth.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

2008 Travel log

This may be ancient history, but I am posting some photos of our travels.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Our weekend in Punxsutawney

Nothing says small town like an Elvis marionette...this was at the community center where we also watched "Groundhog Day"

One of the locals...

Punxsutawney has many of these fiber glass groundhogs throughout the town and they're all painted/decorated with different themes.

Gobbler's Knob at 3:17am--these people were all there before us!

They kept us entertained for four hours with music, games and general silliness. Several couples got engaged on stage as well. Here's the first:

this is the second couple:

and the third. All the girls said yes.

No, it wasn't a revival--this is thousands of people doing the YMCA song :) Gotta stay warm somehow!

fireworks at 6:30am

The Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club

And here's Phil being woken up at 7:30am

The president chatting with Phil

The only one happy to hear we're getting six more weeks of winter

Proof that we survived over four hours at Gobbler's Knob :)

Back in town that morning

Our highlight of the morning :) Us and Phil

Don't you just love Chris's hat?? He wanted a picture with some of the Inner Circle guys

the back of Chris's hat :)

This sign was in Du made us laugh a lot

When we left on Sunday, we saw all the trees covered in ice, so we pulled over so I could get some pictures.