Friday, July 24, 2009

12 Hours of Ithaca

12 Hours of Ithaca 007, originally uploaded by rcelliott.

I finally had a chance to contribute to the team at a race. As a bigger guy it can be a real challenge keeping up with the fast riders. This race, though, was right up my alley. I was able to keep on a pace slightly slower than my teammates.

The boys did well, too. They ran very consistent laps for the 6 hour race. We changed things up a bit to keep them going and I think it really helped.

The rest of the gallery can be seen here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Things I saw on my vacation

Well, the family took its first official vacation. Andrea and I loaded up the kids and went up north to my parents house just south of the Mackinaw Bridge. We enjoyed some great time with my parents, tried our hand at fishing, shot bb guns, walked, cooked, took in the sites of Mackinaw Island, and took lots and lots of pictures!

Some of the more interesting things I shot were:

Abraham Lincoln
The Oqueoc Falls

Complete Falls Gallery is HERE

We also saw some amazing architecture at the Earl Young houses

and we took in a concert

That Gallery can be found HERE

Our family also got to see Mackinaw Island

The whole Mackinaw Island gallery can be seen HERE

All in all, it was a great time and the family really enjoyed it. Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us stay the week with you.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Karl Malden

I always liked Karl Malden. I liked all the movies he was in that I saw as a kid. When I heard he had passed I was bummed. I wanted to take a minute to share one of my favorite Karl Malden minutes on film. It is from the movie Polyanna. I know it is a hokey old movie, but I like it.