Monday, May 28, 2007

Catfish-Sand Gnats

Nothing better than a great baseball game. Chrissy and I went to the Columbus Catfish game Friday night. Despite the Fish taking a loss, we had a great time. The weather was beautiful. The game was interesting. I wish I went to more games.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Last Birthday Hint


So Chrissy figured out that one of the cities we'll be staying in is Monterey, California. We'll be staying close to Cannery Row, the setting for one of Steinbeck's books. I told her she might be able to find some of her Dad's cheese (Monterey "Jack" Cheese).

She still isn't sure about the other one, so I'll give her a couple of pictures that are sure to give it away:

We'll definitely have to ride on one of these through China Town:

I love bridges, kind of an engineering dork thing. I'll definitely want a few pictures of this famous bridge:

Happy Birthday Chrissy. I love you!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hints part 4

I told you Friday that you'll have no problems finding good chinese at the second place we'll be staying. You might be able to find some of your Dad's cheese at the first place.

We'll probably go looking for a few of these at the first place as well:
Our vacation just wouldn't be a vacation if we didn't spend some time here:

Saturday, May 12, 2007

hints part 3

You better pack a jacket because the average lows for the month of July are in the low 50's. The average highs are in the mid 70's.

Yesterday's hints were for the second place we'll be staying. Today's hints are for the first place. It would be a good time to pick up a Steinbeck novel since one of our destinations was the setting for one of his lesser known books.

Here is one of the hotels we'll be staying at (The other one isn't quite this nice).

We'll probably go visit this place, but I don't think we'll do any swimming.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Birthday Hints Part 2

In one of the two places, you will probably see a record set or broken!!!

Good chinese will not be hard to find.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Chrissy

Its birthday time again for Chrissy! I went ahead and gave her part of her birthday present, but she has only received a little piece of the puzzle that is her birthday. I gave her the confirmation ticket for the trip we're going to take in July, yet misteriously, some of the important detailed were missing. She knows she's leaving Atlanta on July 9, 2007, and she'll be arriving back on July 14, 2007. Somehow, the destination was left off.

I like watching her squirm, and I like keeping secrets from her (good ones, not bad ones). So this is how I've decided to tell her about her birthday present. Over the next few days, she'll be receiving hints on the blog to help her figure out where she is going. I already gave her one hint, that a passport will not be necessary (sorry, no Scotland or France). Now its time for a couple more.
We'll be staying in two different cities!!!!

Here is a place you might see

More to come later. Stay tuned sports fans

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Chrissy's New Friends

We found a nest on our back porch a few weeks ago. Chrissy wouldn't let me get rid of it, and now she has some new friends.

The Momma

The Babies