November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We traveled out to my parents’ house in Wink for Thanksgiving – the highlight of which was getting to meet my nephew (not that seeing the rest of my family was great as well).  
Me and Elmo entertaining Hudson.

Mom and Hudson

Dad and Hudson (the resemblence is uncanny)

Corey and Hudson (see the pattern here)

Carra and Hudson

Trying to get Hudson to smile for the camera

We had some good Cajun food for thanksgiving then went to play in the park.

Laura with Blevin (my second cousin)

Heath demonstrating his pelican riding techniques

Uncle Mark demonstrating his defeating the fundemental laws of gravity

Bradon and Belvin demonstrating their cuteness
Olive demostrating "the sit"

Pretty awesome family

November 14, 2011

Fort Davis and Marfa

We just got back from a trip out to the West Texas towns of Fort Davis and Marfa.  Saw alot of mountains and got to visit with family as well.  It provided some much needed rest.

View from our hotel (note the large radio antenna off to the right)

The Davis mountains

Ambling up some rocks

The Cottonwoods were in their full Fall glory

Framed view

Minor structural problems

Great Pizza place in Marfa

The Chinati foundation is an art museum in a old military fort on the outskirts of Marfa.

Some big concrete minimalist sculptures by Donald Judd

A telescope at the McDonald Observatory in which I saw Jupiter and four of its moons.

A telescope at the McDonald Observatory

Moon rise over the McDonald Observatory