Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nature Walk

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I'm finally home after two and a half weeks on the road and I was so
ready to be back! We took today as a family day and just went driving
out of the city. We headed out past Snow Bowl and found a nice
walking trail that made a loop through an Aspen grove. We then had a
picnic, did some more driving and just enjoyed our time together as a
family. It's great to be home!


Kiefer is still learning a little about "presentation" when picking flowers for Mommy...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


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Well, I'm at my final stop in Boston and I fly home tomorrow, I can't
wait to see my family! The tour continues 5 more stops and Brett is
taking that leg of the trip. Boston setup had a little drama with our
projector breaking and we had to rent a projector last second because
our backup projector was on the bus which was parked 30 minutes away,
oh the fun!

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York

We're in New York enjoying the very overpopulated city :) Our hotel is in a China town type area and when we arrived, the bus driver Jay and I went to find something to eat. We ended up going with Kebabs from this Afghani place which was pretty good.

The rest of the crew showed up the next day and we went down and got to see over-advertising in Time Square, it's crazy how many LED screens are packed in there, no need for street lights when it feels like daytime from the light of the screens.
Times Square

Jasmine and JD are here along with Allie and DJ which makes Shyla and me the "third wheels" (Shyla is nice but I sure which Elisa was here for a triple date :) DJ took this picture and you'd think being some kind of pro he would have figured out how to keep his finger away from covering the lens.

We went to Jasmine's favorite dessert spot, "Serendipity 3" which makes a $1000 sundae, too bad you have to order 48 hours in advance, next time we'll plan ahead :)
J and JD

This morning Jasmine, Allie and JD went running but it was pretty hot out so I just watched from the bus window as I drank my coffee.

Friday, August 22, 2008


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We stopped in Ohio on the way to New York because Shyla is shooting a wedding here and this is also where Crystal is recouping from achilles surgery. We had an awesome time with her and her great friends that run the Alive festival. The Midwest has been so welcoming and great, we definitely have some great stops for when we do a family cross country tour.


Thursday, August 21, 2008


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We're in Indianapolis and this is about all the view I'll see of it.
We rolled in at about 1PM and I was still sleeping in my coffin/bunk,
so I walked out, had lunch, started setting up, and we'll be leaving
right after the show. It was nice meeting you Indy :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mac Party

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We're at the Barlow's enjoying the high speed interweb and it turned
into a Mac party. Don't tell anyone the guy on the end is running XP
on his Mac.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


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We're in Chicago with a packed house, over 150 people and a great show!

Here's me at our table talking to some people about Showit stuff that Kenny Kim shot.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Oma and Opa are up in Flagstaff visiting while I'm on the road and celebrating Cooper's birthday. Here are some fun pictures of them in the back yard with Cooper in his new swing he received from my parents for his birthday.

Kansas City

We're in Kansas City where Paul our videographer is from and so his family hosted us for dinner at their house. Paul is one of 12 children, six boys and six girls, so with all of them there it is quite a full house! We had such a wonderful meal and such a great time enjoying midwest hospitality.

It was also the 10 year old Joseph's birthday so we celebrated with him.

After dinner we played a great game of volleyball and somehow it rained directly over me and on nobody else, weird?

And then later we played some table tennis in the basement and a pipe leaked on me, totally weird?

One of the boys caught a firefly which is the first firefly I have ever seen up close in person and below is a video we took of it once we put it in a water bottle:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mural Time Lapse

Joe is finishing up the mural in Kiefer's room but I figured I would post this time lapse of the first wall, it's pretty fun to watch.

Here are some of the other pictures of the walls as they are coming along.

Friday, August 15, 2008


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There is an Improv theater called MadCap right next to where we are at
so Shyla, Paul and I decided to hit the show. It's been pretty funny
and right away we volunteered Paul when they asked for volunteers :)

Cooper is One!

Cooper turned one today but we celebrated his birthday on Saturday before I left so here are some pictures of our fun time giving him a cup cake and getting his awesome presents. Happy Birthday Cooper!
Kiefer was pretty excited to give Cooper the duck he picked out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Rather than posting pictures of the room, figured I would post some pictures of the bus while we are parked here in Denver. We had a great turn out here and will be staying through Saturday before we head out. The following is a tour of the bus, starting with the driver's seat which includes two GPS units and a couple monitors that show the view from the cameras on the outside of the bus used for changing lanes and backing up.
Driver Seat

The copilot seat has a recliner and I claimed that as my coding chair :)

The front area has a living room area with two TVs and a fridge and kitchen.
Living Room
Living Room

The middle area has four bunk beds and mine is that top one. It has black out shades that really keep it dark in addition to doors on both sides that lock out that area and keep it pretty easy to sleep in no matter what time of day.

There are two toilets along with a pretty nice shower.

The back room has a big bed and its own TV.
Back Room
Back Room