We had a pretty good downburst rainstorm at the house today. Filled the decks sun shade with so much hail it stretched and broke things. Part of the driveway washed out. Rain, mud, and debris covered the back deck and was coming in the back door. Leaks all over in the shop.  Quite the little storm.

A pile of hail from the sun shade.

High water mark on the back of the shop. 

Everything is looking good from a distance. Most of the damage is just cleanup type stuff. So, all is good.

Here we are at the Seattle Pride Festival enjoying a Drag Queen show. It was a blast.

 

Seattle Pride Festival

Seattle Pride Festival

Here is the family at the RenFaire.

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We had a family day not to long ago and Nora, Morgen, and I went and checked out the Solar Tower. Pretty interesting. They use molten salt to transfer and store the energy.

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Here we are reflected in one of the many many mirrors.

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Needless to say, the Albuquerque RenFaire kind of sucked. But this was a good picture of Collin and Megan. Enjoying life.

 

Megan and Collin at the Albuquerque RenFaire

Megan and Collin at the Albuquerque RenFaire

Just a picture of my morning view while drinking coffee and avoiding work.

 

Morning Coffee in the Sandia Mountains.

Morning Coffee in the Sandia Mountains.

A month or so ago one of the contractors working on the bathroom started hollering at me from the front yard. Seems we had a 3-4ft Bull snake heading for the open front door. I ended up chasing him across the parking area to where the gophers live. Hopefully it’ll stay over there and help with the gopher issues.

 

A local Sandia Mountains Bull snake

A local Sandia Mountains Bull snake

Hard to believe, but my little ones are now old enough to drive. Nora helped drive to Seattle a bit ago. Morgen did also, but refused to let me take his picture. Teenagers.  Sheesh.

Time flies by some times. Blink and the years have passed.

We ended up staying at a hotel in Boulder, Utah, and it turns out there is a bird sanctuary in the back. As I watched the sun rise this morning I snapped a pic.

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Thomas got some really nice pictures. His Powershot camera has a 50x optical zoom. I only brought the 18mm-55mm lens. So great landscape shots, but no real zoom.

I was messing around with the phone and figured out how to get it to do a 10 second wait before taking a picture. Since it was mounted to my handle bars,  I ended up getting a selfie riding down the road in Bryce National Park.

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