Thursday, July 23, 2009

Independence Day and Zoo Pictures.

July 4, 2009:

Becky, Janet, and David celebrating Independence Day on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Here I am representing Michigan.

July 5, 2009:

The drive back to Little Rock involves passing through Transylvania.
In the background you can see one of the many prisons between New Orleans and Little Rock.

July 19, 2009:

The aardvark at the Little Rock Zoo.
Can you see what's hiding behind the foliage on Becky's right?

He looks as pissed off as Sam the Eagle.
Ellen and Mary throwing dust on themselves.

Ellen using the fence as a trunk-rest.
Surprisingly, the zoo keepers brought the elephants out of the enclosure and let people touch them while they ate. It was the first time I ever touched an elephant. They have rough skin and wirey hair.
Cats are all the same whether they are house cats or jaguars. They nap...
...use the scratching post...
...and play.
Becky figuring out what to go see next.

These guys kept tailing us. I think we were about to get mugged.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Little Rock

March 27, 2009.
Heifer International headquarters is in the background.

That dog is a male.

The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library. It looks like a giant trailer parked next to the abandoned railroad tracks and the river. The grounds are pretty though.

Me and my Dad.

Me and Becky.

This is near the visitor's center at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

The view from near the visitor's center.

The Arkansas River.

May 16, 2009.
Skunk enjoying her spot by the living room window.

May 17, 2009.
Brooke, Ben, and the back of Becky's head on the Big Dam Bridge.

The view of I-430 from the Big Dam Bridge.

The view towards Little Rock.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

March Beach Trip

Here are some pictures of our trip to the beach from March 18 - 22. We split a condo near Seaside, FL with Becky's sister. I think it was Seagrove, FL. It was a fun trip and a great way to say goodbye to the freedom of joblessness.

My long-necked friend is a Saints fan.

The view from the balcony.

A cool looking beach house.

Another cool looking beach house.

Sunset on Day 1.

"It's not that hot."

A skim-boarder at sunset.

The military invades.

Another balcony shot.

Going, going, gone.

On this day Becky and I took a walk from the condo to "downtown" Seaside. This is a "hidden" public access path to the beach. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It was surprisingly beautiful.


Interesting houses on the walk.

Proof that your house doesn't have to be fancy to be on the beach.