Well, where to start...
In April there was Easter. Kids running around hunting for Easter eggs and goodies. It was fun and some very good Indian food was eaten. :)
I also took a photo of Ohio Stadium in April that I turned into a print which won the President's Choice award in the OSU Faculty & Staff Arts & Craft exhibition. The award just came recently in September but the photo (below) was taken in April. I've got a dotPhoto website where you can order prints and other gift items of the stadium image as well as other select photos and prints I've made. It's at http://courtenay27.dotphoto.com/ so go check it out!
April also saw a couple OSU baseball games, some pedal boating, springtime relaxing and a birthday party.
The OSU Medieval Festival was in May. That was fun to go to and take pictures at.
Can't recall off the top of my head what other events happened in May, so on to June...
June was a pretty good month that had it's high point near the end of the month when Julie and I went on vacation with her sister's family to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg, TN.
That was a great time. Lots of hiking on trails through mountains, beautiful scenic views and wonderful weather while we there (with the exception of a little rain for part of one day). I can't wait to go back!
In July I turned 31. Woohoo.
August was another good month. Another birthday party for a niece (2yr old) and a very fun driving trip to Alexandria, VA / Washington D.C. to visit one of Julie's friends from college. It was the first time either of us had been to D.C. so we were excited to go and I bought a new photo gear backpack for the occasion (and to be used on our hiking trips when we go on weekends). We were there for 4 days and I took over 750 photos! The first night we just went out to dinner and did a nighttime Potomac boat ride.
Day 2 was filled with lots of walking and picture taking. We first took the train to D.C. and went up in the Washington Monument. We walked down the Mall into the WWII Memorial and on to the Lincoln Memorial (very impressive when you see it close for the first time). We then saw the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, had a bite to eat and proceeded on to the White House and took a train to the Capitol Building.
Day 3 was our day for inside walking. We went to the Botanic Gardens first so we wouldn't be inside at the high heat part of the day. It was still very warm in there though. After leaving the gardens we went to the National Museum of Natural History. That place is freakin' massive. We probably needed two days in there instead of one. Lots of cool exhibits to see and photograph like dinosaur bones, animal exhibits and cultural exhibits from various parts of the world and even the Hope Diamond.
On the last day we went to the US Patent and Trademark Office, where Julie's friend works and proceeded on the long drive home.
It was a very fun trip but it just makes me realize even more how much I love traveling and going on various types of adventures and how I really need to be independently wealthy so I could do things like that when and however I wanted. Really need to win the lottery...
So, September was just last month. We hosted a family "holiday" over the Labor Day weekend which was pretty fun. A whole heck of a lot of food was had from various ethnic restaurants that we all like. I'm sure other things happened in September but that brings us pretty much to date now.
Things we're now looking forward to over the next months include the holidays and, what we really can't wait for, the January vacation to Disney World in Orlando! We've never been and Julie's whole family is going so it's going to be crazy fun! Only 3 more months!!
So, that's about it for catching up. I'll try to write regulalry on this thing, but didn't I say that about updating my I'd Like To Go website? Well, we'll see what happens.