Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013


Almost time!

Xmas cookies with the girls

Guess which one is mine :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Curl Up and Read Day!

Emily's favorite day of the year! She gets to wear her pjs to school and spend the day snuggled with a buddy and a blanket reading.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Forest Friends

Ginger was checking out some visitors this morning.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Birthday Girl

She's 9 years old today!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Xmas time

Decorating for Xmas!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Chuck-a-Puck Clean-Up

At the Elmira Jackals game tonight


We got the box at the Jackals game tonight and Sabres box Sunday.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Em with red hair

Beck got her a wig from Taiwan.

Another great shot

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back at work

But wishing I was back here....sigh.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

All Done

After about 6 hours they are all done and the lobby is cleaned up.


The orchids have short stems so to compensate, they are fixed to bamboo rods to be used in the arrangements.

Getting there

This was taken 90 minutes after the first picture. This is an all day process.

It's Monday...

And that means it's is time to change out the enormous flower display in the lobby. Apparently, this is done each week.

Night Market

The fruit here is amazing! Here is a fruit stand from the night market we visited on Sunday. I don't even know what some of the fruit here is!

Fish or Fowl?

From the restaurant we want to on Sunday night.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Looking Down

On everything!

And...by Night

Taipei 101...by Day

Taipei 101

You can get dizzy looking up at it.

Taking a Walk

Decided to visit Taipei 101 during the afternoon. There were tons of people walking their pint-sized pets. All of them were some form of dog, except for this guy.

Back in Taipei

This is the fiuntain/flower arrangement in the lobby of the hotel. Even of you just took the flower portion, it's still taller than I am!

Statue of...

A chicken or a flame? We couldn't decide and thought maybe it changed based on where you stood and looked at it.

Adventure Time?

This was on one entire wall of the building. It looks like the cartoon Adventure Time. I must be getting old if this is considered "fine art." :)

Fine Arts Museum

Before we went to Taipei, we spent time in Taichung. One evening we walked around the grounds of their Fine Arts Museum. It was lovely, there was music piped in to accompany you was you enjoyed the gardens.

The Grand Hyatt

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Pool

On the opposite side from me, this is located on the 5th floor of the hotel.

Walking Path

This is the view at street level from my hotel room.

Made it to Taipei

View from my downtown hotel. On the 18th floor.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Denver Federal Reserve

We toured the Denver Federal Reserve and here's what 30 mil looks like.

Forrest Gump

Lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

The Denver Convention Center

It has a giant bear on the side of the building looking in.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Golden, Colorado

This is the view from the top of Lookout Mountain looking back onto Golden, Colorado.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Buffalo Bill Cody

Today we traveled to Golden, Colorado. We tried to tour the Coors plant but they are not doing tours at this time. A little googlefu and we found out Buffalo Bill Cody was buried here and has a museum. It was a great museum and we'll worth the trip.

Did you know he lived in Rochester, NY and had his kids there?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

We had to stop for the night and found a cheap hotel in a town called Glenwood Springs. We found out that Doc Holliday was buried in town so we set out to find the grave.

Hiking up a big muddy hill in the pouring rain didn't stop is and we found not his grave but a memorial and plaque. It was a pretty neat find.

The John Brown Highway Ride

The John Brown highway connects Utah and Colorado and is a shortcut rather than taking the highway.

The trip started out great with a shot of Castle Rock. After getting higher elevation we ran into snow then the slickest mud I've ever seen. Down the cliff into Gateway was a wild muddy ride down switchbacks until the last picture you see is the Jeep as a muddy mess breaking through the pass. We may have been the last ones through the pass before it was snowed in for the year.