Sunday, July 26, 2009

David's sox are finally done

David's sox started modestly enough. Toe up, two-at-a-time 100 stitches on a 60" magic loop size US1.

I started these in December of 2008. Since I have a day job, I wasn't able to make as much progress as I'd have liked. He was (sort of) patiently waiting for me to finish them.

They are just a little bit loose. I hand washed them but I think once around in his front-loader washer will bring them down just a little bit. These next two photos are more accurate colorwise.

Thanks for modeling them David!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Ride

These lilies grow by our deck at the campground and are always so pretty.

And if you aren't on Facebook and haven't seen all the photos there, here's Sunny!

And the red lilies.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

San Antonio, Texas - Part Two

Along the River Walk in San Antonio, there are a lot of ducks and this very interesting Black-Crowned Night Heron.

Remember the Alamo! We took a nice tour and listened to some history of a battle that could not be won but fought by men who truly believed in the cause.

The King William Historic District is an area just south of downtown with a couple dozen really big mansions. I took a lot of photos but am only showing the niftiest.

Click the photos to embiggen and see the great details in each picture. The people who built these homes truly were craftsmen.

This one was restored as a museum and we could have toured if we'd only been there half an hour sooner. We didn't feel like waiting another two hours for the next tour.

This is a more modest home that has a black lava rock chimney. Amazing.

Just look at the brickwork detail.

Friday, July 03, 2009

San Antonio, Texas - River Walk

San Antonio is HOT this time of year. It was 103-4 a couple days in a row. While David was off at the convention center for the ASSE convention, I wandered quite a bit.

River Walk is a loop of water below street level in downtown San Antionio. It is mostly restaurants, but there are a few shops as well. Even a CVS. There are several little bridges to get from one side to the other.

You can hear these fellows singing and playing Mariachi as you walk along or dine.

We at lunch here one day.

This is one of the fountains along the walk.

There are boats used as taxis. You can also take a very entertaining 30-minute tour of the River Walk for less than $10.

Michelle Schmidt and I took a walk to the King William Historical District (photos in another blog). This is the walkway we took on the return trip.

Now it's time to go. It's the Fourth of July and I'm going to find a swimming pool and tomorrow there's roast pig.