Friday, November 30, 2007

Cali trip

Denise went to California today with her mom...this is what the flight looked like on Flight aware. They were on a "five Seven" Better know as a Boeing 757-200 twin jet. This flight path represents 1897 miles from KCVG to KLAX in about 4 hours and 41 minutes at 36000 feet. This is a 757. Notice the 5 landing lights on the nose wheel....must be getting dark out!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Game face

Mark made his annual appearance at Perry field for some football in the snow, looks like they had their game faces on.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving guests

Julianne and Mark are here for the week so this layer of snow made for a good backround. They dont see this very often in Sothern California, too bad for them!

Leaf duty

Last Sunday morning we were hit with a leaf blizzard thanks to a East wind that blew all these leaves into my yard. Made for a couple cool pictures though.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Night out at "The Shamus"

Tom and Kim came home for the Thanksgiving holiday, so we had to go out and celebrate. Good times (and good food...just look at us!) was had by all!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Together Again!

I just love it! Liz showed me how to knit two socks at one time from the toe up on one needle and all I can say is "I LOVE IT" ! That and of course having Lizzie home to knit with me. I wait all year for this week of knitting comaraderie! She arrived at our house at 1:00 on Sunday and we haven't stopped knitting since. There was some talk of an intervention! We will break today to shop and have a bridal shower for one of the weary travelers. I can see it is going to be a great week- if only I had a voice.

Weary Travelers

Two more weary travelers arrived Sunday. This is what happens when you party to much the night before and have to be at the airport at 5:00 am!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Whipples Go to Vegas

Just a little Blurry... someone must have been drinking...

The Venetian has great food, shops and gondolas...
Jim and Jeanne spent Nov. 13-16th in Vegas at the National Assoc. of REALTORS Annual Conference and EXPO - along with 30,000 of our closest REALTOR friends... Considering there are 1.3 Million REALTORS in the Country, it was only a select few of us who attend, and even fewer of us who bring our lucky spouces. Ask Jim about his memory improvement classes. Ask Jeanne about the Tequilla Bar.... You can ask, but we can't disclose because what happens in Vegas...

Friday, November 16, 2007

T - 7 , seven seven seven triple 7 ?

This is a Triple 7 , sometimes know as a T-7 or a 777
The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It carries between 305 and 550 passengers and has a range from 5,600 to 8,870 nautical miles (thats a long ass ways). Distinguishing features of the 777 include the set of six wheels on each main landing gear, its perfectly circular fuselage cross section, and the blade-like rear tail cone.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the -115B powering the 777-300ER as the "World's Most Powerful Commercial Jet Engine" with a tested thrust of 127,900 lbf Now thats some thrust!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Trip to North Carolina

This was Tom, Kim, Jeff Carney & I drilling Cajun shrimp for fun in Tom's kitchen, as well as the "other" Jack and Molly during our trip to Winston Salem. It was great to see Tom & Kim and crew, but I don't know that I could stand the sun shining most of the time...I'd probably have to get another pair of sunglasses! Oh well...this is home...I guess!

BTW...where have all the "bloggers" gone?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Al's Tailgate Party

While most of the Bills faithful were drilling hotdogs and burgers, we were drilling lobster bisque, mushroom soup, crab cakes, stuffed hot peppers and chicken! It was tremendous! The game wasn't too bad either! Maybe we'll go to another one...