Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend at Graeagle

A game of "Scattergories"

Jessica presents her award-winning pumpkin cheesecake

A walk to town

Susan, Ted, Jackie, Cathie, Pete, Jessica and Sergio in Graeagle. In the background, Eureka Peak, also known as "Gold Mountain", featured on the California State Seal.

Jackie, Susan, Cathie and Jessica


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Sergio celebrates victory. Jessica is not impressed.

Cathie cracks under the "Scattergories" pressure


Cathie, Jess and Sergio concentrating on "Scattergories"

Sergio - ready to dig in

Pete, Cathie, Ted, Jackie, Susan, Jessica and Sergio

Susan hamming it up

Cathie and Pete

Ted and Jackie trekking to town

Sergio and Jess

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Stop at Base Camp Alpha

Returning from Las Vegas, I took a few days to help establish the site of Jim Hyde's "Base Camp Alpha", near Trona, California. Jim (pictured pointing to the arsenic sign) created "RawHyde Adventures", the motorcycle training program that I attended in 2005, prior to my "Americas Trip".

"RawHyde Adventures" has recently been designated an official BMW off-road training center, one of nine worldwide. Jim plans to establish "base camps" throughout the Mojave Desert and Eastern California, from which training expeditions will be conducted.

At the end of the week, the small group assembled for a photo at the nearby Ruth Mine.

Stephanie, Jim and Jamie Lee

(Photos courtesy of Steven Koch)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Otto, Janie and Rocky outside their Henderson home

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Las Vegas tradition. Watching the Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots game at "Home Plate Grill & Bar"

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Wedding of Corey Taylor and John Petrini!

John and my niece Corey

Corey, John and Robert

Mother and daughter

Robert escorts Corey down the aisle

Birdseed in the hands

Pelted with bird seed

Mary, Janie, Otto and Corey

Janie, Corey, John and Otto

Corey and John with Special Guest Star Timtraveler

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Otto and Janie

Krissy and Ben!

Bride's hand

Corey, Janie, Krissy and Mom (Mary)...

...and their hands