Saturday, June 30, 2012

West Side Market Cleveland

One of the top tourist places to visit in Cleveland according to Trip Advisor was a fun stop making us wish that we had something like this in Chicago. Tons of food options with shops selling all kinds of meats and sweets. Great old building with lots of interesting elements.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cleveland Rising

Not sure of the name for this statute but the hero is rising from flames and water so it looks like Cleveland Rising to me. Hopefully, Jono will have a fun time in Cleveland as he rises in his career.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Naples Reflections

Always looking for the colorful view and sometimes it comes off of a reflection from a building or the water. The later was definately the case while on a run in Naples on a recent work trip.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Clearwater Fishing

Looks like the Pelican isn't reading the signs. Someone's having fish for dinner.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Prudential Center, Boston

Boston is one of my favorite places to visit in my travels. Not sure who the statue is supposed to be. Any ideas?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Looking Up Cleveland

Shot from the lobby of Tower City Center, downtown Cleveland. They have a small collection of shops, a hotel and a Hard Rock Casino. Interesting.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cleveland Free

Free Stamp designed by Claes Oldenburg. Cool statue in downtown Cleveland near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cleveland Rocks!!!

Jono is in Cleveland now so we got to visit the city while he was working and did the tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a good couple hours of fun.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Retail Theraphy-- Milwaukee

Cut through a downtown shopping center in Milwaukee last winter on the way to a meeting and saw this colorful t-shirt shop.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Yellow Day

Shot in the spring last year while walking near my house. Always color around if you look for it.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Red Rock Hike, Las Vegas

The ultimate end point on one of the hikes in the Red Rock National Park near Las Vegas is to get to this pond, about an hour into the hike. Since I didn't know about this when I started the climb, I wasn't prepared to take a dip before heading back. They say you can see Las Vegas from the end point of this view, but I couldn't see a safe way around the pond so I didn't give it a try.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Red Rock Climb, Las Vegas

In 2011 I finally got outside of Las Vegas for a climb in the Red Rocks National Park in the Mojave Desert which is only 15 minutes from the strip. Have to visit this area again. Funny thing about the Red Rocks, is that the red colored sandstone are actually older than the yellow limestone but in many instances the older rock formation are found under the younger sandstone.

Monday, June 11, 2012

California Route 1 Pacific Ocean View

Nice natural framing on this shot; Got a chance to drive down California Route I from San Francisco to LA back in 2009. Stopped a number of times along the way to get some Pacific Ocean shots. Amazingly beautiful drive.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Moon Rise over Lake Whippoorwill, Orlando

Stayed at a KOA near the Orlando Airport a couple of times with the camper. Got a nice shot of the moon rising over the nearby lake.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Old San Juan Street View

Shot on the streets of Old San Juan. Lots of narrow streets with colorful buildings. Makes for interesting photography.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Old San Juan Water Sprite

They take their water sprite statues very seriously in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is part of a very large statue with lots of water themed characters.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beijing Temple in Green

Not a perfect shot but I always liked it. I took it in 2009 during a tour of a temple outside of Beijing.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beijing Summer Palace

This shot of the Summer Palace outside of Beijing was taken in 2009 during Stephi's and my trip to see the total solar eclipse.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fontainbleu Daytime View

This beautiful hotel was the setting of our sales leaders meeting this May. Great location on Miami Beach. Definitely a young person's hotel. A young person with money as the club inside the hotel had a $150 cover charge for men, $100 for women. No riffraff allowed apparently. I will always remember the pounding club music that would start in the afternoon and go all evening. Fun place to visit.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Montage Laguna Beach

Got to do a national sales meeting at the Laguna Beach Montage. This was the second Montage that I have stayed at, the first being Park City, Utah. All I have to say is that if I get asked to attend a meeting or conference at a Montage, I am all in. Two for two in high end hotels. Really amazing facilities.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New York Colors Come out at Night

Today I am in a New York state of mind. Don't you love how the colors of the city come out at night?