Tuesday, July 17, 2007

i'm gone to carolina

Me and my friend Kristi booked a white water rafting trip for Saturday morning down the Upper Pigeon river in Tennessesee. I didn't exactly put on my war paint for this ride, as Kristi joked I would, and there weren't any guns simultaneously shooting at us either, bummer! At one point I was hoping Kristi would fall out, for some added excitement....but she didn't. We both vowed that next time we'd just as rather go skyrocketing off of Niagra Falls in a blow up raft.

Travelling, as it always does, felt good. Kristi and Bill have a cabin in the smoky yonder mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. A really beautiful place... and it was heaven to sit on the front porch and still be somewhat chilled at night. We drank a little moonshine, played some cards and made fun of each other as much as possible. I took this last picture of Kristi in the car heading out of town. There is nothing like having the windows down, the music way up, and delightfully having the wind blow all around...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

land of the free, home of the homeless and the brave

A few pictures from a few different view points from the 4th of July here in Austin, TX. I snapped this little girl holding her hands out like she wanted to hug the fireworks. I overheard her brothers behind me say "this is just like TV!" .... priceless comment. And I snapped the above picture from the window of my car of the homeless man pandering for gracious donors.

Monday, July 2, 2007

summertime swimtime

Just one reason I wish I was still an adolescent; to be able to waste summer days with your friends by a swimming hole either jumping off a board or swinging from a rope. There are dozens of great places in Texas to take a swim, a swing, a skinny dip...or just enjoy. I remember getting a ticket for entering a pool "off hours" a few years ago.... turned out to be a hell of an expensive ticket, despite the juvenile thrill. However you like it, fresh or salty, water is one of the best ways to cure the dog days of summer. I hope to add more swimming hole photos of various places soon. I found a local photographer that has a public pool series of photographs which I think are pretty good. Check out http://www.angiewest.com/ to see...