Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow Drive: A Photo Journal

True to the meteorologists predictions, late this morning it began snowing. I went out at lunch and it was barely starting to stick to the ground. But by the time I got off work at 4:00 there was already enough snow to cover my car. I had my camera with me so I decided to document my drive home. I present the highlights for you here. Please enjoy the photos, click on them to enlarge.

About to face it: Looking out door to leave work.

Looking past KDOL sign to 4th and Topeka.

Side of my building from the parking lot.

My car, pouting, covered in snow.

View out of car on way home.

And I made it, parking next to my snow pile.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reports of Snow

The Weather Channel says it -6 degrees out, my thermometer appears to say -4.  This is the morning the bad car batteries out there drop out of the race.  According to the National Weather Service there is snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states.  Which one has no snow?  Florida!  And yes, Hawaii has snow, on the Mauna Kea volcano.  With a summit at close to 13,800 feet, snow is common on it and it's neighbor, Mauna Loa.  Meanwhile, it's a winter wonderland pretty much everywhere.  Dress warm!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Europe 2003

I've been looking at the photos I took in Europe in 2003 and decided to throw a few of them up here to share.  Lyndy and I flew to Amsterdam, Holland in March 2003.  We spent a week driving about in a rental car (actually more like a van).  We drove a total of 900 miles in Holland, Germany, and France.  Here are some sample photos.  Please click to enlarge:

Yes, there really are windmills in Holland.  Lots of them.

Darren Danger at a sidewalk table in Haarlem, Holland

Every other street in Amsterdam is actually a canal.

One of the huge plazas in Amsterdam.


Road sign in Holland.

Darren Danger in Amsterdam.

A bus stop sign in Germany.

Heidelberg, Germany.  Note castle ruins on hill.

Another view in Heidelberg.

Road sign in Germany.

A castle we toured in eastern France.

View from tower of castle looking straight down.

Sign in France near German border.

Narrow street in Strasbourg, France.

Half timber buildings in Strasbourg.

Darren Danger representing the Chiefs in France.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back in Action!

Darren Danger's computer has been fixed!  You will eventually see it on CNN, but I'm announcing that my computer is repaired and I hope to get the new year started right by getting more articles up.