Saturday, June 21, 2008

Finally Home

We are home. We are tired. I've got the pictures on the computer, but haven't really had a chance to go through them yet.

I've also not got the roll of film from the rafting to Walmart yet to be developed, and the picture we bought from the rafting trip? I can't find it to scan it or I'd probably have posted that tonight.

Anyway, trying to get caught back up on the real world. I'll have more pictures and stories in the next few days.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

White water rafting update

The rafting was a blast! I came very close several times to ending up in the drink, but I managed to keep my rear in the boat.

I was in the front left side of the raft, so with the exception of the other front guy, made me the wettest guy in the boat.

The train ride was nice, but there were several fires in the gorge (some of which the train caused) which caused major delays. Our 1 hour train ride turned into 3 hours.

All of my pictures were taken on a water proof camera so they'll have to wait till I get the film developed.

Oh, and our guides name was Mciver.

Here is the picture we got from the River guide service.

White water rafting

We are sitting outside Echo Canyon River Expeditions waiting for our white water rafting trip.

I hope to post a follow up after the trip.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Trip pt 2

I tried posting from upon Pike's Peak, but the best I can tell, I lost the post.

We had a great time with exploring some cff dwellings to shopping, to taking the cog train to a beautiful and clear Pike's Peak.

Tomorrow is white water rafting and a train ride, and who knows what else. We are looking forward to it.

My beautiful bride hasn't been feeling well, so please pray for here.

Pike's Peak

As I type this, we are sitting in a cog train waiting to go to the top.

It's been misty/raining all morning, so much for the great forecast. Rumor has it it's sunny on the top, we'll see.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trip pt 1

Today, we left my sisters place on the way to Colorado Springs for our 10 year anniversary get-a-way, and after a crazy drive on a New Mecican "highway" which was gravel and had cattle guards (17 long miles considering we had to go to the bathroom), we finally came to a "store" in Colorado. We stopped for a bathroom break and a drink.

When we finally found the guy that works there, he said he had an outhouse. At this point my bride didn't care much. I talked to him for a while and found out he did have a flush bathroom, but many travellers stop and go then go and don't buy anything. Water is a bit scarceand he has to haul it in, so he saves the bathroom for real customers.

For the record, his stuff was great (artist). But around 3ish or so, we were his first customer of the day.

For your enjoyment, I took a picture. The first door is ajar and doesn't look like it can even open.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anniversary Get-A-Way

I was talking to my boy yesterday about our up coming trip a bit. We are taking him to my sisters house where he'll get to play with his cousins, and it came up that we weren't coming home. He asked why, so I told him that me and his mom have been married for 10 years, and we are going to go and spend some time together.

THEN he said, "Why? You've been together for 10 years!"

Ahh children. Sure made me laugh though.

VBS Update

VBS has finished, and we all survived!!!

We had a good time, and I'm exhausted. We averaged 26 people (workers and kids) with a high of 27 and a low of 24.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

GameSpot Mobile

I think I'm in love.

Ok, Maybe not, but I am way excited about an email I received this morning. It was an email from GameSpot talking about their new Gamespot Mobile which is currently in Beta.

First, for those that don't know, Gamespot is a game review page. You can see what how the "experts" rank a game, as well as how other people rate a game. It's really a helpful site when you're buying a game, there's nothing worse than spending money on a game, and get it home and find out it's crap.

More than once I've been at the store (used game store actually) and saw a game that looks really cool, and wondered how it was... well now, I'll be able to pull out my phone, and look it up much easier than before.

This is just too cool.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Another mobile test

I'm curious if I can also post pictures as well...

This is a picture of a truck at work. It must have remote entry, but this person better hope he doesn't lose his keys.

Mobile Blogging

I'm checking out the new mobile bloggiing feature of Google. Might mean more frequent posts...

We'll see.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Vacation Bible School starts this evening. I guess we'll see how ready I really am.

I'm hoping things go well, and I would love to have a group half the size my sister's church had!

We are trying something new this year. A Sunday Night through Thursday Night VBS with a Friday Night Parents night.

I've gone out and bought some Hawaiian Shirts. The Theme is Outrigger Island, so we'll be in the islands this week.

Friday, June 06, 2008

10 year Anniversary

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary! It's really hard to believe it's been 10 years. We are planning to go out to dinner tonight, and I'm really looking forward to it. Our real gift is a trip to Colorado Springs in a couple weeks.

I have truly been blessed to have her as my wife.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Busy Weekend

I had a good, but busy weekend. Friday, I managed to get the yard mowed, the fence line sprayed (to kill the grass growing in it), around the pool sprayed (Same reason), and the sandbox sprayed (yep, you guessed it, same reason). And I got the garden weeded, and got the grass trimmed back around the tomato plants (since I couldn't weed in there.

And that was just Friday evening.

Saturday, I managed to get the back porch cleaned off. I probably should have taken a picture to show you, but I was really just too embarrassed to show anyone how hideously messy it really was, so no pictures for you.

It wasn't all work though, I did have some nice time playing games, and doing some reading. Church was good, except for getting drenched helping people get from the education building to the sanctuary dry.

And I made it to the grocery store. I forgot that I don't go to the store on Sundays, and at the first of the month. Sunday it was both!

12 days till our trip, and I can't wait!