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Lush Summer in Missouri

We’re back from our Colorado vacation and WOW, everything is amazingly green here in Missouri! For August, this is the most lush I ever remember seeing the vegetation. There must have been some serious rains while we were gone. The following photo is meant to show the almost jungle like state of the forest around here ;-). Hopefully we will have a lot of black walnuts this year! The pine trees I planted, which are about three years old, grew

Bicycles in Hawaii: Buying vs. Renting

Transportation in Hawaii Our plan of attack for our two month trip to Hawaii continues to coalesce.  So far things are proceeding nicely and there aren’t too many things left to do. On island transportation is one of our final hurdles remaining. We want to do a significant amount of walking, biking and hiking while we’re on the big island.  This will help us get some nice exercise as well as saving some big bucks on car rentals. I’m particularly

Summer Update

Just jotting down a few notes here: Our winter vacation to Hawaii is coming together, I’m slowly checking items off the list flights booked, at what appears to be a nice low price (the cheapest I’ve ever booked for Hawaii) accommodations for the first half of the trip Some things are still left to do: rent a car book accomodations for the 2nd half of the trip Ines and Greg may come to Hawaii too! That would be totally awesome…

Links found during/for our STL trip

http://theurbanophile.blogspot.com/2009/07/st-louis-city-garden-and-millennium.html Gelateriata Volini –  a three minute walk from John’s, and I stopped in here about 6 times :-). They have a nice assortment of gelato and some good coffees/teas too. City Museum – much more exciting than it sounds! PS here is a cool link Jesse sent me: http://thechive.com/2008/12/amazing-close-ups-pics-of-plants-31-photos/ (it’s not STL related, but it fits with the “link” theme of this post :-))

Back home, hurrah!

Ohh, it is so nice to be back home :-). We were just gone for 4 days but it seems like a week and a half. The trip was a lot of fun, but I am just glad to be back home! Here is a photo from the hundreds we took for Kevin and Shannon’s engagement photoshoot: that particular photo is by Samantha, it was one of my absolute favorites from the day. More to be posted after Kevin and

Work is done so it’s party time

For the past week Samantha and I have been working hard in preparation for taking some time off to party. Now party time has arrived :-). We’re in Springfield now, I’m doing some final work from the comfort of our Honda Element and Samantha is getting ready to go hang out with Cheryl and Amy. Tomorrow I’m meeting up with some Drury buddies for lunch and then it is time to celebrate Kevin’s birthday in the evening (we’re going to