A week of Beauty
August 13: I had to get a new car. The transmission on the old Ford Bronco was just about gone, in fact I wasn't sure I would make it home from work, so I swung into a local car dealership. And they set me up with this baby!
It's a Nissan Sentra!
It's the sporty package!
It's a 2004!
It has a V-6
It's only got 59,000 miles on it!
It has a Rockford Fosgate sound system!
It goes where I point it, and it is VERY zippy!
I now look forward to left turns.
We stayed up all night.
And walked in endless circles.
For cancer prevention.
(I'm not sure how it all works, but I was there to support my wife and mother-in-law, both cancer survivors).
It was actually a lot of fun -- until we were rained out at 6 am.
August 15: We lost half the day sleeping, but we still managed to get some frisbee time in, in the late morning...er, the early evening -- one of our favorite summer evening activities.
Matt's an odd duck (on so many levels) -- he is left handed, but he throws a frisbee and shoots a basketball with his right hand.
August 16: Since we got so little sleep on Friday night/Saturday morning, we thought we should get up at 5:30 on Sunday morning, and head to Eden for the Ogden Valley Hot Air Ballon Festival.
We got lost, but finally made it to the launch site just as the balloons were taking flight.
I had never been to a hot air ballon festival before, what a gorgeous morning!
We're going to hit the Antelope Island Hot Air Balloon Festival over Labor Day weekend.
We're hot air balloon junkies now! (If only we could afford to actually ride in one....)
August 17: I'm afraid, looking back on this project, that by the summer, the majority of the pictures will be of something in my backyard.
Just like this one.
But, I thought the sky was pretty tonight.
It was my wife's birthday, and after opening presents and basically bumming around the house for a while, we decided to head out to Bountiful Lake (which is more like a pond with delusions of grandeur) for an hour or so, before sunset.
We watched the fish stocking truck fill the lake with channel catfish. We watched a couple of little field mice run, endlessly, in and out of their little hole to see if we were still there.
Then, as the sun set, the real show began.
I've always been a sunset guy, but this may have been the best I've ever seen.