In mid-January we took the kids to see Frozen on Ice, which made at least the third different telling of the story we’ve seen before us. The kids were totally into it, and it made for a nice evening out as a family.
I started practicing with some night photography, using the intervalometer that the Parkinsons gave me for Christmas. This one was a 2:30 exposure that turned out pretty cool.
The engineering feat that the Dam represents, and considering that the Dam literally feeds the country fruit and vegetables year round, and not ignoring that it was a project that finished ahead of schedule, under budget, and then paid the Feds back in full with interest… it’s just unreal.
After we were through in the field, he took me back to his studio and showed me how to use Lightroom (been putting this off for a while, but it’s high time to pull the trigger) and how to stack star trail photos. Here’s what I got (and the stack is at the top of this post):
Sunrise in Springdale, UT
First day in the canyon:
It was a real pleasure to run into Dr. Threlfall. He's wearing the green jacket of past presidents of Western Veterinary Conference, but he was as humble and friendly as ever. Jenn worked for a couple of years during veterinary school preparing Dr. Threlfall's lecture slides, and he was the one professor with whom we shared meals outside of school. He and his wife, Barb, even came over to our little place on Melrose one evening for a dinner. Good times, those were.
We walked about 2/3 of the strip (in awful shoes), watched a Bellagio fountain show, people-watched a lot (OMG!), held our breaths walking through casinos, and we had a really good dinner at Fleur.
It was good to come back, to be with the kids again, and to get back into the swing. Not sure if we'll go back to Western again. It was a great conference, but Vegas... not sure we want to do Vegas again. But it was nice to get away and to connect with new folks. Many thanks to our parents for watching the kids and keeping up with all that is involved with them. They made our trip possible!