Friday, July 29, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Virginia Beach

I don't think I have ever gone this long without making a post. I was in San Diego last week, and was unable to process any of my photos due to how busy I was while there. I am now back in Jakarta, and came home to NO INTERNET...arrrrgh....I miss America already. So, I am at work, and am able to finally get a new photo up on the blog...thanks for your patience!!

I have not participated in Skywatch Friday in a LONG time, so thought I would submit this photo from Virginia sure to visit other outstanding skies from around the world HERE...

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Virginia Beach

My family and I had a great time visiting my parents in Virginia Beach. It is always sad to say good-bye. A huge thanks to my parents for such a nice visit!!

We are now in San Diego for a couple of days before heading back to Jakarta...

Here is one parting shot of Virginia Beach...

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Working Late At Night

My daughter (and wife) loves puzzles. They will stay up until the wee hours of the morning working on a puzzle. My wife gave up and Kayla took over last night...way past her bed time. I couldn't resist grabbing a photo...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Grist Mill

We had a wonderful road trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The drive was really pretty. I love road trips in the United States....the journey is almost as good as the destination. I tried to take as many back roads as possible, and the payoff was great as we had some amazing scenery driving through the foothills of Tennessee. We stayed at a really nice hotel just above the town of Gatlinburg, and had a great time wandering around, shopping, and taking long walks.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Kayla Jumps

Have a great weekend!!

I am off on a road trip to the Smokey Mountains...see ya on Monday!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Military Aviation Museum

I visited the Military Aviation Museum today. It is a private collection of war planes from the first and second world wars...all planes in the museum are fully operational. I met the owner a couple of weeks ago. My buddy Max wants to recover a P-38 he found in the Papuan jungle...hopefully, I will help him with that project. What an amazing place and an amazing collection of aircraft!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cuttin' Up Some Fruit

It's been really, really hot here in Virginia...I didn't get out of the house today to take some photos because of the heat...I think it is actually cooler in Jakarta than it is here in Virginia...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Red Whip Coral

It looks like just plain brown weeds underwater, but put some light on it, and the bright red just pops out at you. I had to wait maybe 20 minutes till this small school of yellow tail snappers came close to the red whip coral to get this shot...patience sometimes pays off!

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Daily Walk

Summer vacation is just great. Everyday after dinner, we take a walk on this golf course behind my parent's house. The weather has been awesome, and it is so nice to take a walk outside...something we can rarely do in Jakarta...

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Tires In The Yard

One thing I have noticed while being in the States the past couple of weeks is that there is a lack of nice textured walls like we have in Indonesia. I guess I need to go searching for some...but the neighborhoods that have all the cool textured walls are neighborhoods I think are not the best to walk around with an 8,000 dollar camera...ha ha...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

A Week In The Turks and Caicos

Just returned (to Virginia) from a week's vacation in the Turks and Caicos. I did some diving, but it just did not compare to the diving I am used to in Indonesia. I didn't bring my underwater camera with me, so just got some family shots and a couple of beach shots (below).

I am not usually a big "resort" kind of guy, but since we were celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, the entire family decided to stay at the Beaches Resort! It was expensive, but everything was inclusive. We could eat and drink as much as we liked when we wanted. It felt weird to go into a restaurant, gorge ourselves with food and drink, and then walk away without paying a bill or leaving a the end, I really liked the resort type of vacation!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

On The Hunt

Here's another photo of those Trevali cruising under the jetties for a quick bite to eat...

Have a great weekend!! See you on Wednesday when I return from the Turks and Caicos...