Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Truckin' to California

Samantha and Jake decided to move back to California.  They asked if we wanted to tag team drive 'N' ride as they truck half way across the USA in their giant rental truck hauling Harley Chan on the trailer ...
and followed by Jake's 4Runner.
"Sure," we said as we flew to Denver to start the multi-day drive across Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Califrornia.  "But, we can't do the trip without Trucker hats."
The trip was a blast!  We got to stop in Salt Lake City and dine with a bunch of fun and loving Quists ...
and grab some hugs too ...

before heading across the deserts of Utah and Nevada.  Those of us in the 4Runner saw lots of this ...
followed by lots of this.
When we arrived in California, we got to spend an evening with Beth ...
and watch Samantha and Jake open their 1st Wedding Anniversary present.  It was fun.
 The next morning, Jake and Samantha moved into their new apartment in Menlo Park.  
Their new apartment is great!  It has huge rooms and a sunny wall of windows.
It even features a giant deck (being worked on here) that is big enough for Jake's future garden.  
Besides, it is only 4 blocks from Mayumi and 8 blocks from Samantha's old apartment in Palo Alto.  It almost felt like we had returned home.  Good job Jake and Samantha.  The sign down the street said it all ...
 Before returning to Kansas we got to see Jake's new work space at AOL
and shake hands with his Zillabyte co-founders.
Thanks Samantha and Jake for letting us join you on this big adventure.
It was a great Truckin' trip.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Samantha's smile

Over the last 30 years, Helen and I have taken hundreds (make that thousands) of pictures of Samantha.  In many of them, she is smiling.  I thought that we had captured every possible expression and angle of her smile.  Wrong.  Here is one provided by her dentist:
There ... now we've seen them all.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Art of the Brick

The Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University currently has a very unique exhibit.  Yes, I know it's hard to top the uniqueness of the 2009 Stickwork Art Exhibit (which is still there) ...
but this exhibit comes close.  It's called the The Art of the Brick.  Have you ever seen a 5 foot tall human hand made entirely of Legos?
Or giant Lego faces ... with eyelashes?
Odd ... yet fun.
Exhibition ends on September 18, 2011.