family bus

This is a toy bus my mom brought me a few years ago – it stands about 2 inches high and is just over 4 long. It is a model of the same bus my dad used to drive when I was a toddler, a RTW Double Decker. Sometimes I look at it and imagine him driving it – sometimes I also imagine my family along with my grandparents, great-grandparents, a good number of aunts and uncles coming along for the ride too. A nice thought!

(PS to family members: I recognize some significant folks are missing, this because I don't have or can't find in my collection photos of everyone. But I will work on it and you will see significant relatives and missing significant others get on at some of the later bus stops).

oh christmas tree

It is begining to look a lot like Christmas!

googbye hannah

I never posted a photo of Hannah leaving - but of course I took the shot.

happy birthday

A shot from China - the Colonel and me about to share a few beers - Daniel is taking the photo. Hey Daniel - posting this on your birthday - wish I was sharing a few with you tonight (although not as many as we shared the night in this photo!)

last climb

Hannah after her last climb before catching her flight back to England. Bye Hannah, it has been a great six months!


I have taken this picture before - but why not take it again?

time for a new camera?

I am wondering if it is time for a new camera - testing the Olympus OM-D

easy rider


In keeping with the tradition of posting an older shot now and again - me - as an undergrad!