Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Birthday dinner with Birthday buds

Tim and Chad, a long-time friend, share the same birth date. We had a great time celebrating together tonight with Chad, Nicole and little Elle.

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life and to the youngest looking 55 year old on the planet!

Monday, April 29, 2013


Up early in the morning and watching the moon set out our window.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bogota Two

A few pictures from today with Tim's comments.........
"I liked this guy's clarinet playing. Very smooth and calming."

An old Catholic church. Mass is about to begin.

 "Who are these amazing musicians? I want their autograph!" (Click on link underneath photo to hear them)


"Interesting old building converted to a restaurant."

Tim - "A booth at a local market. Notice the very old glasses. Weird! Who would buy those?"
Sandee - I like the keys!

"This old guy with the mustache was so cool. Dude can sing the blues!"

Fruit on the left is called pitahaya......"really amazing - like candy!"

Today's sketch. Will work on it some more on the plane ride home.

Sights and Sounds of Bogota

Tim is in Bogota, Columbia, checking out the site of his next big international educators conference in November. El Camino Academy will be hosting the event, so he is spending time with school administrators, working on conference plans and looking at different venues.
Here are a few images he's been capturing from his time there.

Tim says the traffic is crazy! People are only allowed to drive on certain days of the week depending on the last number of your license plate. Even numbers drive one day, odd numbers the next. To beat the system many people own more than one car! I read online that......"some of the busiest avenues are rutted with potholes and clogged with illegally parked cars and impoverished recyclers who ply their trade in horse-drawn carts. As a result, traffic moves through the city “with all the elegance of snails"!


The school is adding a third floor. The staircase is ready for it!

Elementary school

Art class.

Good food (especially the beautifully carved watermelon!!).

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Full moon on Pikes Peak

Our mountain was glowing in the dark last night because of the full moon. Check out Orion over Pikes Peak!

Nice sunset, too!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh well.......

We got more snow today. Oh well, spring is out there somewhere! I went to Garden of the Gods; it was cold - hardly anybody there. Very quiet and peaceful, and I loved it. I think the deer did, too, even though they are used to people and are really quite tame.


Looking out our window this morning......

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Who needs a camera when you have an iphone?


Saturday Hike above Seven Falls and Colorado Springs

Looking east towards Colorado Springs. And maybe Kansas if you strain your eyes!

Looking down on Seven Falls.

Four of the seven falls.