Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Break breakdown - 2

March 16: tire swings and snow tubes

Monday was a relaxed day around the house. I fixed up the tire swing and then we took the kids snow-tubing in the afternoon.

Pine trees and clear skies

Wasn't there a Kimya Dawson song about this...

L catches air on the snow tube

M - Superman impersonation

Coming next: a day at Ski Apache.


np: R.E.M. "Sitting still"

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Spring Break breakdown - 1

Beware the Ides of March...

The kids were on Spring Break from March 16-20 and joined me for a trip to New Mexico with Miss C (her son was on Spring Break also) to do some skiing and sightseeing. We hit the road on Sunday, March 15. Mom joined us, also... she and M left the day before we did.

Ready to roll: my double-cab Tacoma would be cramped quarters for two adults and two kids...

US 84 between Snyder and Post

Group benching effort: rolling by a BNSF grain load near Post

Striking a pose at the state line

last leg to Ruidoso: dropping into the Hondo Valley

Stay tuned... coming next: tire swings and snow tubing.


np: Baboon - "Why'd you say die?"

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Friday, March 06, 2009

By train to the Stars

For my birthday a couple months ago, Miss C bought me tickets to a Dallas Stars hockey game. The game was Monday, Feb 23 against the San Jose Sharks. It would be my first Stars game in about 13 years, and my first time ever inside the American Airlines Center. In lieu of driving to Dallas during the evening rush hour, we elected to take the train...

Trinity Railway Express in Ft. Worth

Miss C on board the TRE

Walking to the AAC with a train load of Stars fans.

We had a great view from our seats on the Platinum level.

A face-off in our corner
Trailing 1-0 late in the 3rd, the Stars pulled their goalie and left an empty net...

... to no avail. The final: Sharks 1, Stars 0. It was still a fun time though...

Lots of activity at the DART / TRE station after the game...

Ridin' the train with my Sweetie!

In all, it was a very enjoyable evening. Hope it won't be another 13 years before I get to see the Stars again. Thanks, Miss C!

I've got vacation coming up in about 9 days... the kids will be on Spring Break and we'll be attempting a ski trip to New Mexico (even though I understand there's barely any snow). I may or may not post another blog entry before the trip. Check back soon and see...


np: Led Zeppelin - "Ramble On"

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