We finally had a nice sunny day here, so I pretty much grabbed my mom and made the two or three hour drive to get a few pictures of Mount St. Helens.
Pool is back for Spring Session! Now, there’s not really a limit on how many teams you can join. There are limits based on if you play the same night, and if you play on two teams in the same division, then you’re limited in what you can do when it comes to playoffs and cities, I imagine. However, playing only two nights a week seems to fit me pretty well. One 9-ball team, and one 8-ball team. So Friday I went out to practice, and Sunday we had our first 9 ball match of the session. We won. Barely. 51-49. And tonight is my 8 ball team’s first match of this session, so there may be more pool pictures coming after tonight. Normally I’d have someone take pictures of me playing, but the pictures wind up blurred because nobody is used to the camera. Heh. The following pictures are of my teammates and other people I play pool with.
Today is the second extremely foggy day in a row, and while I wanted to go out and photograph something, I decided to use my camera inside the house. And for inspiration, I used my all-time favorite toy. Legos! Some of these are mine (specifically the Harry Potter legos), and the rest are my husband’s. These were fun to take pictures of and it gives me some practice in lighting, angles, etc. Excuse the dust on some of these, as our legos sit on the different levels of our desks.
We went on our Disney Alaskan Cruise in August-September of 2012, when my husband was on leave from Afghanistan. It was a week long and just so ridiculously fantastic! Neither him or I had been on a cruise ship before, so we didn’t know whether we’d be having nausea issues, but we are both pretty good on the water we discovered. Our ship was the Disney Wonder, and we sailed out on a sunny Seattle day.
In 2011, my mother moved in with us (long story involving a meth head setting fire to her apartment building) a couple months after we moved to Arizona. I had been itching to see Tombstone after having seen a couple of ghost towns in the area. So I took her with and we had a fun day trip, until probably the last hour of the day. I had a bottle of Sasparilla I had been sipping from, and a bee fell in when I wasn’t looking. I wound up getting stung in the roof of my mouth, and had to pay a visit to a doctor close by to have the stinger removed. Then we headed back and finished our activities. All in all, it was still a great day.
When the hubby returned from Iraq in 2010, we had a proper honeymoon. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but my husband is not. Nevertheless, he surprised me with a trip to Orlando for the opening of the Wizarding World at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. Granted, opening day was a nightmare, and we unfortunately did not to get in that day (after three hours waiting for Universal to open, we were then told it would be another ten hour wait to get into Wizarding World from there. As you can imagine, we – and a lot of other people – were upset). It was a week long vacation, and while he’s been to Disney World, I never had been, so of course, we wound up going to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot as well. Excuse the pun, but it was a magical trip!
In 2009, hubby was set to deploy for the first time to Iraq. So, over labor day weekend that year, we made the drive (which was three or four hours from where we were stationed) to Niagara Falls. I believe he had been before, but I hadn’t. While being very crowded, it was still a nice trip and the views of the falls were breathtaking to say the least. We did head over to the Canadian side as well where he partook in a little bit of gambling at the casino. We also had dinner at Skylon Tower, which is basically a revolving restaurant some hundreds of feet up. All in all, it was a very nice weekend for us.