Saturday, July 25, 2009

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

If there is one thing the mil10s love to do, it is to go see a movie. Sometimes we have a guys day, sometimes it is just mr. and mrs. mil10, and sometimes it it all of us.

This movie has been in the works for a while. When we first heard about it we figured it was something we would want to see. A few months ago we saw the first pictures of Johnny Depp dressed as his character, The Mad Hatter. He looks pretty freaky. Now for your viewing pleasure, 2010's new imagining of Alice in Wonderland.

And just to spark your memory, here is a version that you may be more familiar with.

See you at the movies!

Friday, July 24, 2009

It Is Not Every Day...

It is not every day that you are driving home on the interstate and have to stop and park because the traffic is not moving.

It is not every day that someone from the van in front of you exits the vehicle and runs to the front of his vehicle.

It is not every day that said driver removes his shirt and swings it in circles above his head.

No, it is not every day that you see an amature stripper dance while traffic is not moving on the highway.

It is not every day that EK says, "Now it is my turn! I want to do that!"

Thankfully, it is not every day.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Brick Indy and EK

Here, EK stands beside Lego Indiana Jones at the recent opening of the Lego store.

As a longtime fan of the building blocks, it is fun to see them become so popular again. EK has really enjoyed them lately. His Aunt K even broght over a few of the Legos that we used to play with when we were younger.

Wow. Those brought back memories! Here's to creativity and imagination!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The BrickMasters

We celebrated the opening of a new Lego store today. We were surprised by the number of people that had the same idea. We helped build a Yoda figure that will be eight feet tall. After we turned in our 'brick' we posed with the smaller Lego Yoda model. Our jumbo brick will be used with all of the others that were made to build a Yoda that will stand eight feet tall.

What fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yes. It is 8:20 in the morning and I just ordered a DQ blizzard. Tagalong. Mmmmmmmm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pensacola Pics: The Forts, Part One

While at Pensacola Beach, we spent time touring four forts.

Fort Barrancas is a complex of forts that sits on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay on the site of the Naval Air Station. Fort Barrancas consists of three structures. The British built the Royal Navy Redoubt in 1763 of earth and logs. The Spanish built two forts here around 1797. Bateria de San Antonio was a masonry water battery at the foot of the bluff. Above it was earth and log Fort San Carlos de Barrancas. American engineers remodeled the Water Battery in 1840 and built a masonry fort on the bluff between 1839 and 1844, connected by a tunnel to the Water Battery.

Although we tried to tour the area last year, we arrived too late and the facility was closed. However, Modie later found an old invitation that belonged to her father. He served in the military at Fort Barrancas! This year we made a point to see the complex.

The Advanced Redoubt-We could only view this fort from the outside. Bricks were obviously added as there was more than earth and logs. The Redoubt is unique among the early American forts at Pensacola in being designed solely for resisting a land-based assault.

Fort San Carlos de Barrancas-This is the main fort on site, and also the newest. It was built on the site of numerous previous forts and was built to defend against both sailing ships entering the harbor and attacks across land.

Bateria de San Antonio-"The Water Battery" was reached through a steep, dark tunnel in Fort San Carlos de Barrancas. After going through the tunnel, all of the exterior brickwork was painted white. It was almost blinding to walk around in this area! In the second picture you can see Fort Barrancas looming above the battery.

The US Army deactivated Fort Barrancas on April 15, 1947. Designated a National Historic Site (NHL) in 1960, control of the site was transferred to the National Parks Service in 1971. After extensive restoration during 1971-1980, Fort Barrancas was opened to the public.

If you find yourself in Pensacola, we recommend a visit.

Pensacola Pic

This was sent from Edie's phone. This was a test...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pensacola Pics

Let's share some pictures from the Pensacola trip!

More to come!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth!

We are ready for a fun filled day. The beach. The sun. A dolphin cruise. Fireworks over the sound. What a day to celebrate our county's birthday.

Let's see another picture from the balcony.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Room with a view!

We made it! The drive was without surprises and there was only one traffic jam. I don't like the Mobile tunnel. Pics to come.