Last week the Mrs. and I traveled to Arlington, TX to see our beloved Texas Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians. The ballpark holds many special memories for us as we used to take the boys there at least a couple of times a year. Watching fireworks on the 4th of July set to great music or seeing the broadcast of Michael Phelps making history on the jumbotron right when the game ended...we love those times and we love the ballpark. The Rangers didn't disappoint that night and shutout the Indians 7-0!
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My buddy and I drove an hour south of Oklahoma City to try and get away from the city's "light pollution" in order to get pictures of this year's Perseids Meteor shower. I've never seen so many meteors in one evening before; it was thrilling to see. In addition, we marked photographing the Milky Way off our bucket lists as it was just dark enough to capture it. I'd like to try again but somewhere much darker...say Big Ben State Park in Texas :)
Here are a few other shots from that evening.
The Mrs. and I went to the local park on the 4th of July to take in the vendors and the food and the car show. It was hot for certain but we had a good time. Some of the cars on display were absolutely gorgeous; I loved looking at the 60-70's models but this truck from the 40's really caught my eye.
Have a look at a couple of shots of the celebration right here; enjoy!
The city of Moore is having concerts this month at the Pavilion of the recently opened Station. The Mrs. and I attended the first one last night and thoroughly enjoyed the music of Black Water Bridge. They played everything from the Beatles and the Eagles to Zac Brown and Bryan Adams. The weather was darn near perfect and there was a good sized crowd on-hand. I'd recommend going next Friday night if you have the chance!
See more pictures from the concert here! #blackwaterbridge
A couple of friends and I went and captured one of the gorgeous sunsets which frequently occur at Lake Hefner. It was a lot of fun getting out there with like-minded individuals and admiring nature's beauty. We purposely sought out the light house to use with the sunset and we were not disappointed! If you like this shot, there's a few more in the "Places" tab. Enjoy!
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The Mrs. and I just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. On day 1 we went to Lignano (a resort town in Northern Italy) and stood on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. We finished off the day by going to a local winery where we sampled wines from the owner who's family has been operating that vineyard for over 200 years. The next day we went to Venice and while there, we boated over to Murano to see firsthand how they make their famous glassware. Day three took us to the country of Slovenia where we visited Predjama castle which was built into a cave in the side of the mountain in 1274. Afterwards we hiked alongside a river with beautifully clear water which culminated in a gorgeous waterfall. We traveled even further into Slovenia to Lake Bled in the Julian Alps. The lake is nice but the surrounding scenery is stunning. The remaining days were leisurely spent in the Aviano area going to Markets and taking in the sites.
Look here to see a gallery of pics from the trip!
I'm proud to say this lady, after years of perseverance and overcoming personal challenges, she and another young lady earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do yesterday.
Click here to see more pictures from her test!
The Mrs. and I visited the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art on the campus of Oklahoma University. We went specifically to see some ancient Roman busts dating back to before Christ and a century afterwards. To our pleasure, we also saw some very old books from Galileo and Da Vinci as well as some paintings from Renoir and Van Gogh. I highly recommend this museum if you're in the central Oklahoma area!
This weekend I witnessed 27 individuals give it their all as they tested for and earned their next belt in their martial arts journey. They did great and am happy for each one!
The Mrs. and I returned to Robbers State Park in Southeastern Oklahoma this weekend. We wanted to see some fall foliage but it seems our timing was a bit off. We did see some oranges, reds, and yellows but not nearly to the extent we'd hoped. On the bright side, the rain held off just long enough for us to take some pictures and enjoy some of God's creation. You can see the October 2015 shots in the Robbers Cave portion of the Landscapes Page.