Friday, May 27, 2005

Auburn City Skatepark

A photo of the public skatepark that the city of Auburn built. It isn't much, but we would have killed for something like this in the 1980s. It is a free park, the city put it there and there is not anyone to watch over it, you just pull up and ride. Posted by Hello

Just a photo to show that even though I am old, I am not dead. I have not ridden like this in a long time, and every time I am about to hit the ramp I nab the brake out of fear.  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Boston Hawba

Last weekend was a good one. We travelled to Massachusetts to see our friends Steve and Ramona get married on the beach in Gloucester, then spent a night in Boston and went sightseeing. The weather was wet, but the temperature was as low as 50 degrees. The cold air from the North Atlantic felt refreshing and the sights were wonderful. Posted by Hello

Boston as seen from the boat right at sunset. Posted by Hello

Saturday night we took a sunset cruise in Boston Harbor. The aircraft carrier JFK was docked there for the weekend and we got a close look. It's not anywhere near the size of the larger carriers, but impressive nonetheless.  Posted by Hello

This is Acorn Street on Beacon Hill, downtown Boston. The tourist map said it was the most photographed street in America. Posted by Hello

This is the summer home Mary and will be purchasing after our lottery tickets come through. It sits out on a point, and when the surf is higher the waves crash over those big rocks. I don't know if I have ever seen a more desirable home.
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The caterer dumps lobsters in the cooking pots. They had lobster, mussels, clams and clam chowder. Man was it good! Posted by Hello

Steve and Ramona take thier vows on the beach in Gloucester, May 21, 2005. Posted by Hello

Congratulations Steve and Ramona! Posted by Hello

Gloucester, Massachusetts was a beautiful town. The guy in the background is well known for being on the box of Gorton's fish sticks, and he is a memorial for the fisherman of Gloucester that never returned from the sea.  Posted by Hello

What a great name! Posted by Hello

We had chowder and Guinness in this little restaurant in Salem. It was a great place with great atmosphere and really nice people. Posted by Hello

The apple blossoms along with many other things in Massachusetts are beautiful at this time of year. Mary and I in Old Salem. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 19, 2005

These colorful centipedes were all over Chewacla Park this past weekend.  Posted by Hello

Mary's youngest nephew Nate crawling through some rocks at Chewacla State Park in Auburn, his dad Mike in the background.  Posted by Hello

Mary's neice Lauren playing with a sparkler. Posted by Hello

This is Mary's niece Lauren climbing a tree at Keisal Park on Saturday afternoon.  Posted by Hello

Happy Birthday Kim!

This is Mary's sister Kim and Kim's daughter Lauren. Kim's 40th Birthday was Sunday so we had a party Saturday night and she opened presents at midnight.

There are baby birds that are living in a plant on Mary's back porch. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 16, 2005

Check out your old school photos!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

A funny close-up of Herman taken Sunday afternoon. My fingers were grubby because I'd been working on the car.  Posted by Hello


This is a screen grab from a video I shot with my little Canon camera attached to the rear axle peg on my freestyle bike. The video doesn't work real well, when the camera gets bumped it quits recording and there are not many things I can do with it mounted back there that will record. This is a 360 tailspin, an old school trick. Posted by Hello

Front-brake endo, video grab shot from rear peg behind the building I live in. Posted by Hello

Ileya like to wade and drink out of this creek at Keisal Park in Auburn. It was hot Saturday and made for a nice break for her. She also has her own website now, it can be viewed here.

I didn't take many photos over the weekend, but did take Ileya for a walk in the park. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Daniel Crabtree, the embodiment of human sexuality

Those of you that know my old friend Daniel will get a kick out of this one. He is now part of a performance group where he breathes fire and plays "Eros, the embodiment of human sexuality". Here is a quote from the email he sent me:
"Whoa, here is a picture of me playing Eros, the embodiment of sexuality, at a show we performed at UNCA, the local college. Now this guy knows how to take fire pics. We will be opening up for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at French Broad River fest this weekend and will be at LEAF next Sat. Hah, I feel like a rock star or at least a comedian on David Letterman pluggin his show. Hope all of ya'll can make it as I will be debuting the Crabtree Flaming Jumprope of Death. Gave up on the flaming bucket of Death as it kept melting. Any other fire implement of Death ideas please send them to me."

Monday, May 02, 2005

Saint Georges Island, Florida

This weekend I went to St. Georges Island to spend time with my Mother and Cousin Ellen, who had a beach house rented. This is the sunrise Friday Morning. Posted by Hello