Archive: October, 2009
Honeymoon in Turkey
It's Sunday evening and Kim & I have been home a week now. We got back last weekend from a two week trip to Turkey, where we spent our Honeymoon. It was an amazing trip! We spent the first week in Istanbul (another HUGE thank you to Erhan!), and the second week down in a resort in southern Turkey (another HUGE thank you to my parents!!!). The resort we stayed at is called the Loryma Resort Hotel, and is located in Turenc, Turkey. It was beautiful!!
Instead of describing the trip in words, it's best to walk you through it with the pictures and videos that Kim & I took. Ya... about those pictures..... I snapped off over 1200 photos, which isn't uncommon for me, and now I have the huge task of selecting the winners, developing them, and then posting them. I've been working on them for a week now and I'm getting close. I've made my first pass and have selected just over 300 pics. Too many... :( So, next I need to make another pass to ween the collection down. In some cases, it's easy... 2 pics are practically identical, so I choose one. In other cases, I have a ton of pics of the same subject, but all of them reveal something slightly different than the others. One of the best examples of this is a series of water spouts I shot. Mini tornadoes formed over the water. They are very narrow and probably 100 - 200 meters tall. There were 6 or 7 of them one morning when I got up to take some sunrise shots from our balcony. The storm in the distance was fascinating! Anyway, as a result, I have lots of pics of that strange natural occurance that I've never seen before. This collection may be a little tougher to narrow down, but I'll figure out a way!
So, stay tuned... I hope to get some pics up this week. There is also a bunch of video clips to mash together.... a time consuming effort, but one that I feel is worth it. Look out for that in the next couple of weeks.
What else is new? Kim & I went in to see our OB GYN for the first time. She seems like a great doc and I'm happy she's the one walking us through our first pregnancy. One of the fun things was another ultrasound. This one was audio only, not like the visual one that I posted a pic from. I heart my baby's heartbeat for the first time. Very exciting! :)
Well... I'll be posting again soon. That's all for now... I have some more news to share with you, but not until next weekend. I'll leave you hangin' till then.... :) Take care!
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Kim's going to scan the picture we have and if I get it soon, I'll post it for you. Too soon to tell if it's a boy or girl yet.
Well, it's getting late and I just finished a mean streak of Monopoly City Streets. As pissed as I was that they've been changing rules on the fly, the game is pretty cool and most of the performance issues have been dealt with. I just made a huge mistake I think. I had the option to hit someone with a hazard so I picked on number 1 in the local leader board. The next day (today), I log in to see he struck back. Struck back HARD! He's got FAR more resources than I probably because he had his wealth grandfathered from when the MCS team screwed up on multipliers and let everyone keep their HUGE wins in the first few days after the reset. Anyway, if you don't aim for the top slots, why bother? It's only a game anyway... we'll see what happens tomorrow! I struck back even harder tonight... he's gonna be SO pissed when he finds I demolished a bunch of his bonus buildings and dropped hazards on his huge rent properties, effectively blocking a rent cheque! Good job it's just monopoly money!
OK, Kim just emailed me the scanned pic so I'll post that here and then I'm going to hit the sack. I'm tired and I suspect tomorrow's going to be a long one! Hope you're all doing great! Cheers!
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