Indianapolis Zoo

After my visit in IL, the plan had originally been for me to ride back to AR with Josh and my grandparents, then head to Indiana the very next day…however…confusion…I won’t explain it all.  I’ll just say that two weeks after my arrival in IL, my uncle and cousin took me to Indianapolis, where my […]

Sunset in Illinois

One evening during my stay, my uncle and I went out to the Prairie (nearby forest preserve) to take pictures of the sunset.  Here are my shots: My shot of the moon was disappointingly grainy…oh, well.  Click panoramas to enlarge. Facing away from the sunset: Facing toward the sunset:

Guns and Gravestones

Ok, so I just had a few simple pictures for this post and the title accurately fits them, but it sounds kind of…morbid. On Wednesday evening my cousin was really wanting my brother and I to come with her to Cruise Night, a car show in Cary.  So she, my uncle, my brother, and I walked […]

Fences and Marshmallows

A project that my brother helped my uncle with while we were in IL was the building of a new fence around my relatives’ backyard.  Their old one was precariously balancing in place, so it was about time for a replacement (of which my uncle is still trying to accomplish…thanks to a certain store not carrying a certain […]

A Day in Wisconsin Part #5

We drove south to Kenosha while munching on raspberry kringle.  In Kenosha were two lighthouses we wished to take pictures of:  the Southport Lighthouse and the North Pier Light.  We found a parking place near the beach and then walked a short distance to the Southport Lighthouse. This lighthouse was my favorite from the day.  […]

A Day in Wisconsin Part #4

While still in Racine,  another “first” was added to the week.  Josh and I had never eaten kringle, so my uncle took us to get some.  For those of you who don’t know, kringle is a type of Danish pastry.  After some searching, we “refound” a bakery that we had spotted earlier and stopped there. My uncle and cousin […]

A Day In Wisconsin Part #3

The second lighthouse we planned to take pictures of was the North Breakwater Light in Racine. This lighthouse was built around 1920.  As far as the design is concerned, it was my least favorite during the day, but I still enjoyed taking pictures of it and the other scenery around it.  Sailboat on Lake Michigan: I […]

A Day in Wisconsin Part #2

For lunch we decided on another first…(well, it was a first for me and Josh).  My uncle took us to a Culver’s so we could have some Wisconsin-style food.  As soon as I heard the term “fried cheese curds,” I was interested.  I’ve only had cheese curds once before and promptly discovered that they were a […]

A Day in Wisconsin Part #1

The next Monday, my uncle, cousin, brother, and I drove up to Wisconsin to take pictures of lighthouses on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The trip was yet another first…my first time to go to Wisconsin (so far as I know anyway). First we drove to Wind Point, a short distance north or so or […]

July 4th (my birthday)

My wonderful relatives made a point of making my birthday a special day for me.    Despite the fact that turning 20 was slightly depressing in itself, I really did have an enjoyable day.  My aunt made a special birthday dinner for me and even had me blow out 20 candles on a cake.  I haven’t […]