The Orangutan and the Hound

9/23/09 Photos of the Day

Ruxandra Tocito braved a flooded road to head to her nursing job in Lawrenceville, Ga., Tuesday. Severe flooding has killed at least seven people in Georgia and one in Alabama. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)


A dust storm blanketed the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunrise Wednesday. Gale-force winds battered eastern Australia, stirring up red Outback grit. (Tim Wimborne/Reuters)

9/18/09 Photo of the Day

The arch of a double rainbow stretched over Spokane, Wash., at sunrise Thursday.(Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review/Associated Press)

To Infinity! And Beyond!



The Toy Story action figure returned on the space shuttle Discovery last Friday, after first launching aboard STS-124 on May 31st 2008. Here's a video of his time on the International Space Station:



Buzz was up there as part of a program by NASA and Disney to encourage students to study science, technology and math. He'll be honored in a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom-along with his space station crew-mates and veteran Buzz Aldrin - on October 2nd.



Labor Day in Louisville, KY

This past weekend was Labor Day and the family decided we should travel to Louisville, KY for some good old fashioned family vacation time.
Below are some pictures from the extended weekend...


The giant bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum


Random chandelier hanging on a sidewalk (notice the megaphone hanging from it)


the 4th Street Live experience. not really sure what this was all about


Jon and Lindsay posing with the KFC Colonel; Jon must be hungry


Casey decided the horse was lonely


We visited the Glassworks factory in downtown Louisville and got to see people blowing glass.




At the end of the glass tour I was able to make my very own glass checker board and chess set



While walking around downtown we stumbled across this giant mirror hanging in front of the Science Museum