Entries Categorized as 'Julie'

Spring Break 2012: Day No. 2 — Rock Climbing

Date March 19, 2012

On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, we (Benton, Carson, my Uncle John, and I) headed to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the outskirts of Charlotte. It’s an impressive complex, made a bit surreal by the dying of the water green in honor of St. Paddy (and more surreal by the fact that I combined three [...]

A Spontaneous Spa Day

Date January 18, 2012

I went back to work after the holidays and spent the first week working crazy hours, which then evolved into an upper respiratory infection by the end of the week. By the following Tuesday, I was working from home rather than annoying my co-workers with a persistent cough and, worse, the risk of infection. At [...]

New Year’s Eve in the ‘Hood

Date January 16, 2012

As is now officially a tradition (ugh!), we spent New Year’s Eve bouncing around a couple of houses on our street — the party started next door and then moved a few houses down for the latter half of the evening and to ring in the new year (neither Carson nor I lasted that long). [...]

Skiing: Carson’s Perspective

Date December 27, 2011

Using the same little camera that I used for the Christmas morning time lapse post, we now have a gadget that is good for helmet’s-eye view of all sorts of activities. Our first published attempt (video by Carson, video editing and music by me) is a tad long (5 minutes), but it gives a pretty [...]

A Time Lapse Christmas 2011

Date December 25, 2011

Santa brought a little camera that supports time-lapse photos in addition to helmet-mounted video. More on that as Carson gets rolling. But, for now, an unedited 2.5-hour gift-opening experience this morning compressed into under 2 minutes. If the video below doesn’t show up, you can view it on YouTube here. Merry Christmas!

Camping in Hocking Hills

Date October 18, 2011

Our camping frequency has dropped off dramatically since we’ve moved to Ohio, so we decided in the middle of the summer to simply pick a weekend and make it happen. The trip was in late September, and we opened up the activity to a range of friends. As it turned out, my sister flew up [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 1 of 2 — Dreams Park

Date August 18, 2011

Summer’s winding down, but we managed to squeeze in one more family trip before school starts. This one was a 9.5-hour drive (each way) to Cooperstown, New York, to see a friend play the first couple of games of a youth baseball tournament, to see the Baseball Hall of Fame, and to check out whatever [...]

Summer Trip Part 2 of ? — Rangeley, ME

Date July 31, 2011

Hmmm…nothing like writing Part 1 of our summer trip and then not following up with Part 2 until two weeks later! Since that first post, I’ve made trips to New Orleans and to Austin, which, when shoehorned in amongst work, has kept me pretty busy. Better late than never, though, right? After leaving Julie’s aunt [...]

It’s Time for Another Round of “Caption This Picture”

Date April 25, 2011

We have no real schedule for our periodic Caption This Picture posts, but here’s one that we couldn’t pass up: What would an appropriate caption for this picture be?

2011 Spring Break Part 3: Niagara Falls

Date March 29, 2011

The last leg of our trip was to Niagara Falls — the Canada side. Julie, who manages to plan these sorts of things perfectly, landed us a room at the Embassy Suites with quite a view: I couldn’t resist seeing if I could get decent pictures at night… …and as the sun came up: Not [...]