Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary Mom & Dad

I want to wish my mom and dad a very happy 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married on August 11, 1962.  Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

More Columbus Zoo Photographs

Here are some more photographs from the Columbus Zoo on June 14, 2012.  These are some of my favorites.

Brown Bears

Cougar sleeping in a log

The kids wanted a picture of this dove on her nest.

My son and daughter walking ahead.

The Rhino had just walked out from behind the rock.

The tiger taking an afternoon nap.
My son's cat fuzzy sleeps in this same pose.

Sea Turtle at the Aquarium. 

My son and Daughter taking a break.

My daughter took the back seat on the boat ride

One of the rare birds at the Columbus Zoo. 

An interesting sculpture at the entrance to the zoo. 

My son and daughter bough each other something form the gift
shop this was the end of our visit to the Columbus Zoo. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just a little batty

Recently my kids and I visited the Columbus Zoo, Aquarium, and Water park located in Columbus Ohio.  One of the rare things we saw there was the "Flying Fox".  Now I had not seen any bats this size anywhere.  Most are fairly small, but this little guy (ok not so little) can have a wing span of up to 6 feet across.  WOW!  The good news is they are fruit bats and are native to Asia.  I still would hate to see this thing coming at me.  Looks like something out of one of those prehistoric movies I have watched.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day

My dad and I

I want to wish my dad and all the Father's out there a happy fathers day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My daughters sidewalk picture of me

Originally uploaded by Ritchie's Photostream
We are currently on our annual family vacation and my daughter drew this picture of me using sidewalk chalk. Boy I never looked so good. Lol!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

I would like to wish my mom and all the Mothers out there a happy mothers day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"I'M Blessed! I woke up this morning!"

Due to the nature of the work I do for a living I come in contact with many people during my normal work day.  I have tendancy when I meet someone on the street to say "Hi, How are you today?".  And due to the nature of what I do people generally don't have a problem with it.  Most just respond with "I am ok".  I came across a man a few weeks ago who responded with "I'M blessed I woke up today". I couldn't help, but think "You know that is exactly right".  Although at times I find my self forgetting it. 

The last couple of days have been a real challenge.  I haven't felt the greatest.  My back and legs have been hurting to beat the band (I guess pain is one way we still feel alive). I have felt really tired and sleepy all day both days.  Saturday I had to work which involved a lot of walking and going up and down steps.   Today it was Church.  The good news is I got extra time with my kids, but I just didn't feel like having them here this weekend.  Extra work in getting their clothes ready for church and fixing meals and just being there for them.  Don't get me wrong I enjoyed having them here, but I just wish I had felt better.   I just wanted to lay in bed today not do anything.  There are other issues in my life at the moment, but I won't boar everyone with that information.  I guess I just need to remember what the man on the street said "I'm blessed because I woke up today".

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Web site update (

For those who like trains I have updated my website again.  I have removed the slide show of recent photographs and in its place I have put in a small blog style section to highlight the current photographs that I have taken.  I also moved the recent news and sightings section to the left hand side of the screen. More updates will be forth coming as website evolves.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy 72nd Birthday Dad!

I want to wish my dad a happy 72nd Birthday today!
Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jeff Dunham / Walter - Marriage is like drinking a slurpee

According to Walter marriage is like drinking a slurpee.  The first couple of sips and you are thinking this is really great.  Then you get that head ache and you are going "Owe Owe OWE".  After that you are dumb enough to take another drink.  Some how this sounds just about right to me.  LOL!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The difference a week makes

Cosse Luthern Church Near Columbia City Indiana
What a difference a week makes!

Photo of Cosse Lutheran Curch at Highway 30 and 500 East East of Columbia City Indiana.  Park 30 is accross the street from this church.  No I am not Lutheran, but I thought this church was neat so thought I would stop and take this photo. 

WOW, what a difference a week made.  Last week It was snowing to beat the band and everything was white.  Yesterday the Sun was shinning just right for this photo. Took this photo on the way to pick up my kids who live just East of Columbia City Indiana.