Saturday, January 27, 2007

Washington DC

I was supposed to be in Washington DC this weekend for business, but the "stomach flu" grounded me at home. Since it was a business trip, I probably wouldn't have had much of a chance for sight-seeing anyway, so here are a few pictures of some of the memorials from a previous trip to DC.

Lincoln Memorial

Washington Memorial

World War II Memorial

Korean Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Saturday, January 20, 2007


I had to make a quick trip to Flagstaff on Friday for work. It was raining pretty hard when I left Phoenix, so I anticipated getting caught in the snow on the way up. The weather was actually pretty nice. There were some light flurries near Camp Verde, but otherwise it was clear. It was actually bright and sunny in Flagstaff when I got there.

I have to say - I'm not a fan of snow or cold. Just the little bit that I slipped walked around the NAU campus was enough to remind me why I live in Phoenix. I was quite happy to get back in a heated car to leave.

On the way back home to Phoenix, I took a couple of pictures of the snow. I have to admit the snow and the pines were very pretty together. I took a few whiffs of the cold mountain air, then got back in the warm car to go home.

It was just starting to snow again as I left town, and the weather got much worse as I got closer to Phoenix. The snow flurries quickly turned to fog and sleet/icy rain. Once again, near Camp Verde, it was snowing, but pretty hard this time. I thought about pulling over at "sunset point" rest area to take a few pictures, but I could barely see the exit, much less any scenery.

It was still raining by the time I got back to Phoenix, but at least it wasn't snow.