Houston, Texas ~ December 2008 |
I had heard about this "Lights in the Heights" festival, but in all those years in Houston - had never been. That changed - gathered up a friend and the Nikon- and off we went. With only a single flask, we were woefully unprepared for the street party that is Lights in the Heights. Next year will bring better preparation- most likely a little red wagon with a cooler in it or better yet- some friends that live on the parade route........
Winter Park, Colorado ~ February 2009 |
Finally caught up with old friends and my brother for their annual ski trip. I like Winter Park- it is an easy source for jokes and off color remarks about Mary Jane.
Viburnum, Missouri ~ March 2009 |
Scott and Emily's Wedding. I had to go and be one of the five best men. Even though the Viburnum Country Club rocked until the late night hours, I still managed to squeeze in a few shots.
Houston, Texas ~ Baby JP |
My friends welcomed their first child to the world in January. Somewhere along the line we came up with a plan to take lots of pictures of young JP. This is the results of the first two sessions. The results aren't too bad........
Front Sight, Nevada |
In 2008, I traveled the world. In March 2009, I traveled to Front Sight Firearms Resort - the only place in the world where private citizens can gain better firearms skills than most law enforcement professionals have. I have been shooting things for around 26 years; I consider myself a decent shot and pretty knowledgeable on firearms handling. Front Sight improved my pistol skills from novice to pretty damn good in just 5 days. Can you draw from a concealed carry and deliver a controlled pair in under 1.8 seconds?
Damon, Texas ~ February 2009 |
Down south of Houston, the local bar, West of the Brazos, sponsors an annual charity BBQ cook-off for the little league. I think they raised around $13k this year. Mr. TJ has a cooking team - this is an afternoon in pictures. They won 1st place in the Ribs category.