Sunday, September 30, 2007

Santa Fe

We arrived safely in New Mexico. Here are some pics from the first couple days. These are from the Santa Fe area.

Add a brief downpour, but it made for some good rainbows.
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View on the drive up to Santa Fe on the Turquoise Trail. The rain was following us. The view didn't live up to the hype, but that's probably because of the clouds. We stopped into a Sears to pick up a pair of binoculars. While there, a storm came through and knocked out the power at the mall. Since our plane took off at 7am, we were zonked by bedtime.


Today we did some shopping for some gifts. We also went to the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. Very lovely art exhibit.
We then did some hiking.
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Had some very good indian food this evening.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Big Kitties

We went to Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary to see the tigers. It was one of the tigers birthday and it was the first public showing of their newest tiger, Izzy. Izzy was a photo cat (a cat that people posed with), but her previous handlers had too many other cats at the time, so they sent him here.
Izzy had not really been around trees, so he loves to attack branches of them and chew all the leaves off.
Izzy is only 7 months old, he still has needs to grow into those paws!
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Thor is a big goofball, just loves playing around. The small kids really gets her attention. Hmmm, tasty snack?

Raja loves those lazy days. Raja Rohan Rohan catches some Zzzzz. When awake, he roars a lot.

Guess the big kitties are not that different than our our pet kitties, they all sleep all the time.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race Glow

A coworker let me know that the balloon race was this weekend, as I normally miss it. This year I made it to the Glow night, Friday evening. There was a lot of people there, but it didn't feel too crowded. I used the Metrolink to avoid parking near Forest Park, everyone else did this too :)
It was really cool as they let walk right up to the balloons, they even sometimes ask for your help by being ballast to keep the balloon on the ground.
Here are some pic's:
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Saturday, September 8, 2007

My Rc Planes

Here's some pics of my RC Planes. I also have a trainer. Have not flown the Red Baron this year, just the P-52.
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