Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Camping With the Kids

I think it's wonderful to spend time with both Harris and Claire.  Last night I took Harris camping; just the two of us.  We went to St. Croix Bluffs Regional park where swimming, cribbage and Jiffypop added to the fun of sitting around the camp fire.  A couple of weeks earlier Claire and I made a similar trip to William O'Brien St. Park.  I'm lucky to have two kids who still enjoy hanging out with dad.  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Playing with Bike Parts and Camera Apps.

Removed chain rings from old cranks today.  Not sure what I'll end up doing with them, but for now they are a part of this backyard sculpture "Old Bones."   The ring directly above the skull is a pre-war or skip-tooth Schwinn crank with hearts.  
Use the App Pencil Camera's "cartoonist" filter for the first one.
 HDR Camera+ for this one.
Use the App Pencil Camera's "crayon'o'matic" filter for the final image. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

County Fair

 Annual trip to the Dakota County Fair tonight.  Corn Dogs, ice cream, corn on the cob, funnel cakes and deep fried pickles for dinner is outstanding.  Animals and the old time village are always fun too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Fat Bike Tour Pictures

Happy Chinese Father's Day: Who Doesn't love a good Homophone

Happy Father's Day! In Mandarin father is (baba) 爸爸 and eight is (ba)八, hence August eighth is 8-8 or (baba) 爸爸. Sound reasoning for a holiday. The picture is an old favorite from living in Taiwan during 04 & 05.