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Memphis In May 2004 - Oinking On The River - May 2004
Please visit the Oinking On The River web page for all festival pictures. The "Oinking" team placed 7th in the Ribs competition out of a solid field of 98 participants in the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest held during the 2004 Memphis In May International Festival. Damn that's good eating!

Australian Holiday March 2004
First Pacific Light First light over the pacific from 41,000 feet. 160K - JPG
Tiina's City View From Tiina's apartment looking a direction other than west. 246K - JPG
Tiina's Ocean View From Tiina's apartment looking west. 228K - JPG
Hyde Park Fountain One of several fountains in Hyde Park. 228K - JPG
St. Mary's Cathedral Between Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. 228K - JPG
Wylie's Baths Sign The restoration plaque at Wylie's Baths. 424K - JPG
Monster Plant This thing was easily 3 meters across and 2 meters tall. Hopefully not carnivorous!. 384K - JPG
Wylie's Bath Pool Now this is what I need just down the street from where I live. 378K - JPG
Coogee Beach from Wylie's Looking toward Coogee Beach from Wylie's Baths. 290K - JPG
Skyline At Night Looking back at the city from the Opera House at night. 182K - JPG
Harbor Bridge At Night Looking down the harbor from the Opera House at night. 138K - JPG
Opera House At Night The Opera House at night as seen from the promenade. 220K - JPG
Sydney CBD Skyline Looking back at the central business district from the Manly Ferry. 290K - JPG
Sydney Skyline A wider view of the city from the as taken from the Manly Ferry. 262K - JPG
Harbor Bridge Looking down the harbor from the Opera House on a gray afternoon. 238K - JPG
Opera House The Concert Hall side of the Opera House as seen from the Manly Ferry. 264K - JPG
Opera House The Opera House as seen straight on from the Manly Ferry. 262K - JPG
Opera House The Opera House as seen at an angle from the Manly Ferry. 232K - JPG
Concert Hall Foyer As much of the foyer at the Concert Hall as I could get in one shot. 356K - JPG
Harbor Sailboats Sailboats in Sydney Harbor. They didn't look too concerned about the ferry being close. 282K - JPG
Opera House Legend The Opera House legend along the promenade. 344K - JPG
Old Harbor Ship Had to remind myself of what year it was after seeing this. 168K - JPG
Manly Beach Panorama A 180 degree panorama of Manly Beach. Left is north, center's west, right is south. 1042K - JPG
Aquarium Seal If I had to be a seal this is the place to be one. These guys had it good. 176K - JPG
Aquarium Alligator Don't mind me. I'm just looking for a nice seal for lunch. 184K - JPG
Sea Dragons Kin to the sea horse these two couldn't have posed more perfectly if I'd paid them to. 304K - JPG
Bridge Background Me with the Harbor Bridge in the background. 240K - JPG
Bridge Background Another one with the Harbor Bridge in the background. 236K - JPG
JC & Tiina Gotta get close for the self portraits. 234K - JPG
Across the Harbor The north shore across the harbor from the central business district. 232K - JPG
Bridge Shot Another obligitory Harbor Bridge shot. 232K - JPG
Lady Darley's Track The NSW Naional Parks & Wildlife Service sign describing the trails of Lady Darley's Track. 446K - JPG
View of the Valley A good panorama of the initial view from the point we entered the walking track. 602K - JPG
View From The Trail Another angle looking off into the distance. 234K - JPG
View From The Trail Looking out from a side canyon. 210K - JPG
Cliff Side & Small Waterfall Looking across the small side canyon on the way towards Furber Steps, 400K - JPG
Katoomba Cascades This was so beautiful I tried to capter a few seconds of video as well. See below. 346K - JPG
Tiina Contemplates Hmm... Which way was it to the meaning of life? 396K - JPG
Katoomba Cascades A different view from lower on the cascades. 386K - JPG
Quite Serious You Know This guy is having fun?!? Man! Never mind the red eyes, where'd that look come from? 280K - JPG
I Know That Look Now this is what Monday's were really made for! I wonder what the peasants back at the office are doing? 290K - JPG
Tiina on the Trail A better trail guide I couldn't have had! Many thanks! 442K - JPG
Trail Flower A nice touch of color along the trail. 462K - JPG
Three Sisters Wide As time goes on the walls just wear away, and fall occasionally, into the valley below. 240K - JPG
Three Sisters Close The Three Sisters. The Giant Stairway below was closed because half of it was missing after a rockslide. 298K - JPG
Windy Canyon One of the rather spectacular sheer dropoffs into a tree-lined canyon below. 6M - AVI
Katoomba Cascades The upper part of Katoomba Cascades. Unfortunately my camera doesn't have the most robust microphone. 3M - AVI
Katoomba Cascades A different view of the lower cascades. 3M - AVI
Three Sisters Cliff Another one of those dropoffs! Talk about pointing the camera straight down. 4M - AVI

Sports of All Sorts - 12/13/2003
Alex & Duece The goofiest mascot in all of pro sports... but we love him! Go RoughRiders! 396K - JPG

Memphis In May 2003 - Oinking On The River - May 2003
Please visit the Oinking On The River web page for all festival pictures. The "Oinking" team placed 19th in the Ribs competition out of a solid field of 107 participants in the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest held during the 2003 Memphis In May International Festival. Damn that's good eating!

Mickey's Birthday Celebration Weekend - 5/22/2002
Our Grandpa Mickey, Rachael & Aaron 96K - JPEG
No, Our Grandpa! Mickey, Leah & Aaron 91K - JPEG
Terri & Mark A manditory picture before the party. 96K - JPEG
Terri, Pete & Carrie A new cousin-in-law. 116K - JPEG
Hold Me Sweetie Marci & Ari 98K - JPEG
Lap of Love Marci & Ari 82K - JPEG
Anna-Maria & Pete A manditory picture before the party. 128K - JPEG
Anna-Maria & Ilse A manditory picture before the party. 162K - JPEG
Anna-Maria & James A manditory picture before the party. 152K - JPEG
Hole In My Heart Ground Zero. The place has a power and a sadness. 164K - JPEG
Hole In The Skyline Ground Zero. It's a long way to the next building. 124K - JPEG

Old Family Pictures - 4/17/2002
Dad at 13 A very dashing young man. 45K - JPEG
Dad at 17 Study break. 59K - JPEG
Dad Grad Student Dad at graduate school. Thank God the smoking didn't last! 60K - JPEG
Smiles Mom & Dad in the late 1950's 54K - JPEG
Mom w/Dad Reclining The look of love. 42K - JPEG
Happy Announcement Mom & Dad's original wedding announcement. 78K - JPEG
Dad & Me Taken in April 1961. 79K - JPEG
Mom & Me Taken in April 1961. 59K - JPEG
Dad & Me (B&W) Taken in May 1961. 67K - JPEG
A Proud Papa Me and Dad in July 1961 45K - JPEG
A Happy Couple Mom and Dad. Fall 1961. 195K - GIF
Another Proud Papa Me and Grandpa in 1962 28K - JPEG
I'm Driving Now! The authoratative stroller king. 48K - JPEG
Family 1965 At the Papa residence in Fort Lauderdale. 52K - JPEG
Family 1970's A nicely yellowed picture from the living room. 58K - JPEG

2001 California Wedding/Vacation Pictures - 10/22/2001
Bridge Traveller Alex on the Golden Gate Bridge. 52K - JPEG
Barbara & Alex Alex with Grandma Amptmann. 106K - JPEG
Me In Gondola Me in a Lake Tahoe gondola. 190K - JPEG
South Tahoe Panorama From the top of the mountain looking down. 209K - JPEG
Tahoe Mountain Tree From the top of the mountain looking back. 271K - JPEG
Tahoe Island From the road at 203K - JPEG
Mom & Anne At the ceremony. 147K - JPEG
Pete & Anna-Maria The happy couple at their reception. 147K - JPEG
Chair Dance Hold on! 76K - JPEG
Chair Dance Hold on tight! 57K - JPEG
Dessert! Lisa, Leah, Aaron and Marci. 148K - JPEG

2001 Olympic National Park Vacation Pictures - 7/15/2001
Big Spruce Tree John & Alex at the "Big Spruce Tree". 210K - JPEG
Big Spruce Tree John, Lisa & Matt at the "Big Spruce Tree". Removed
Tree Spirit Alex in the "Big Spruce Tree". 180K - JPEG
Glowing Eyes Our campsite visitor as she turned for a picture. 168K - JPEG
Mossy Creek Alex Taken before he fell in the Sol Duc River. 269K - JPEG
Sol Duc Falls Overlook The ROAR of the falls and the spray in your face. 218K - JPEG
Sol Duc Falls The river speaks with a voice of thunder. It's words the wisdom of the Earth. 153K - JPEG
Camp Dinner Matt, Bill & Alex enjoying a late dinner. (They were ALL late!) 111K - JPEG
The Trees Sol Duc Campground, Loop B. The little thing at the bottom is our van. 241K - JPEG
Sleepyhead Me Now this is what I call vacation. Wake me up on Thursday! 88K - JPEG
Bill & Maria On the Bremerton ferry with Seattle in the background. 72K - JPEG
Seattle Group The Pike Street Market, downtown Seattle. 145K - JPEG
Pier 40-Something Matt & Alex on the Seattle piers. 145K - JPEG
GOD IS COMING Irrefutible proof we're in His backyard. 168K - JPEG
Ancient Groves Matt & Alex on the Ancient Groves trail. 147K - JPEG
Ancient Groves Mike & Rita on the Ancient Groves trail. 148K - JPEG
Ancient Groves Bill & Maria on the Ancient Groves trail. 137K - JPEG
Tree Fall Mike beneath a fallen trees root ball. 194K - JPEG
Road to the Ridge A stop on the road to Hurricane Ridge. 149K - JPEG
The Olympic Mountains As seen from the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. The brown smudge on the left is a slide area, not a flaw in the photo. 92K - JPEG
No Place Like Home Me in my natural (and prefered) habitat. 83K - JPEG
The Chivian Boys John, Alex & Matt at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. 94K - JPEG
The Family John, Alex & Lisa at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. 87K - JPEG
The Chivian Adults John, Matt & Lisa at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. 101K - JPEG
The Four of Us John, Matt, Lisa & Alex at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. 107K - JPEG
At Altitude Hurricane Ridge Road very near the tree line. 177K - JPEG
Alex & Friend Alex caught on film with the wild Moose. 144K - JPEG
Rialto Beach Matt & Alex at Rialto Beach. 88K - JPEG
Rialto Beach John, Mike & Matt at Rialto Beach 77K - JPEG
Phantom Island Now you see it... 82K - JPEG
The Driftwood King Alex atop a washed up and bleached root ball. 183K - JPEG
Aerodynamic Moose A flying Moose as seen from the van driver's seat. 101K - JPEG
Olympic Coast Rugged and beautiful. 106K - JPEG
Rainbow At Sol Duc Taken above Sol Duc Falls. 196K - JPEG
Sol Duc River Sol Duc River upstream from the falls. 157K - JPEG
Sol Duc River Sol Duc River further upstream from the falls. 182K - JPEG
Alen in Bin Alex in the "bear proof" food storage bin. 115K - JPEG

2000 Hawaii Vacation Pictures Begin Here - 10/15/2000
Alex w/ Hat Taken in a Hawaiian sea cave (not that you could tell). 50K - JPEG
Napali Ridge Me on the Nualolo Trail two steps away from a 2000' drop. 90K - JPEG
Nualolo Valley From the Nualolo Cliffs Trail looking down from the side. 167K - JPEG
Nualolo Valley From the Nualolo Cliffs Trail looking back up the valley. 86K - JPEG
Nualolo Valley From the Nualolo Cliffs Trail looking down from the back. 185K - JPEG
Nualolo Valley From the Nualolo Cliffs Trail zoom to the ocean. 144K - JPEG
Napali Shore Me at Polihale beach with Napali rising from the sea. 54K - JPEG

2000 Houston/San Antonio Vacation Pictures Begin Here - 4/15/2000
Apollo 18 John and Alex in front of what would have been Apollo 18. 189K - JPEG
Astronauts In Training Mars mission flight crew. 140K - JPEG
Spaceman Spiff Astronaut Alex on the surface of Mars. 135K - JPEG
The Riverwalk Lisa and Alex overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk at dusk. 117K - JPEG
Big Yellow Chair Pete, Lisa and Anna Maria touring the new mall. 104K - JPEG

Miscellany (The Original Posts)
Alex w/ Flag Our little bear sitting in the reading chair at the folks house (before the fire). 99K - GIF
Happy Home A nice summer shot from across the street. 99K - GIF
Matt Skates From a story on indoor/outdoor hockey leagues. The Fort Worth Star Telegram. 135K - GIF
Hot Horns From a story on summer heat activities. The Fort Worth Star Telegram. 194K - GIF
Glacier Group A four picture image of our 1992 trip to Glacier National Park. 320K - GIF
Matt's Graduation Picture Twelve down... Four to go. 128K - JPEG
Mother & Dog Mom and Casey in a gondola car above Monarch Pass on US 50. 69K - JPEG
Extended Family Christmas '99 81K - GIF
Cousins! Matt, Kelsey, Alex & Jeff 54K - GIF
Respected Elders Mom, Dad and the distinguished JSPJ. 59K - GIF
Alex In The Box Special things come in plain brown boxes. 126K - JPEG
Replacement Heads JC and Maria on Halloween '99. 117K - JPEG
Bubba Matthew as taken by Alex. 108K - JPEG
Father and Son John and Alex. My little armful. 99K - JPEG
Mama's Lap There's no better place in the whole wide world. 72K - JPEG
Dogpile Pete, Kelsey, Alex, Aaron, John and Chris. 162K - JPEG
Father and Daughter Chris and Kelsey. A two-headed phenomenon. 122K - JPEG
Studs! Matt and Pete in a relaxed moment. 122K - JPEG
Dr. John S. Papa I miss you grandpa! 186K - JPEG
Dr. John S. Papa I wish you were here! 158K - JPEG
Me & Lisa A last happy time at Pete & Anna-Maria's party. 178K - JPEG
Pancake Angels Anna Kate & Claudia helping to make breakfast. 152K - JPEG

Pets & Other Wild Creatures
Bosco Proof that alien life exists on other planets. 149K - JPEG
A Day In The Life The real story of Bosco's existance. 288K - GIF
Noodlehead Norman And we thought Bosco was strange! 86K - JPEG
Ol' Triangle Head Patrick early in life. 119K - JPEG
Mr. Distinguished Patrick late in life. 57K - JPEG
Casey That's one fine looking dog you got there. 158K - JPEG
Sander That's Mr. Fiesty to you! 44K - JPEG

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