Wow it's been almost a year since I have posted. I haven't been doing much photography as my button business and life in general keeps me busy! I did have the honor of taking a good friend of mine son's photos and I am so happy with them. I found a couple of new spots perfect for guy photos. I am looking forward to two more Senior guy photo shoots and that will be it for the year!
Here is Jordan's latest performance! I am SO proud of him.
Jordan and I took a little road trip yesterday to Southern Iowa. We stopped at the Villages of Van Buren in Keosauqua, the house in Eldon that inspired Grant Wood's "American Gothic" and then some shopping in Fairfield and Washington. I enjoyed the barn quilts! We enjoyed our day and this was something Jordan had been asking to do for awhile. Next on the list according to Jordan.....Austin, Minnesota for the Spam Museum! He has already researched it and Google mapped it so I guess it's a GO!
1 and 2: Rialto Beach Washington
3: Original Starbucks in Seattle
4: The Space Needle
5: Bainbridge Island (Mt. Rainier in background)
7: Pike Place Market (a MUST see!)
8: Shipwreck Beach, Washington
9: Dungeness Spit, Washington
10: La Push-1st Beach, Washington
11: Ruby Beach, Washington
I didn't get to stop at one of my favorite antique places today but I did talk the boys into letting me stop briefly and snap a shot of this building. I have been wanting to do that for a long time. I am a big fan of Grant Wood and "American Gothic" and this building is just so incredible!! We are not far from Stone City and the original house that was the one depicted in "American Gothic". There are so many wonderful painted buildings and barns in my area. I hope this Spring and Summer I can share more of my travels and sites like this in my little corner of Iowa!
This was a play put on by the Combined Efforts Drama Troupe! It is a group of high school actors with and without disabilities. My son was shepard #1 (the TALL one)! Jordan did such a wonderful job and this experience has been so incredible for him. He wanted to be like Bing Crosby and have a "spoken word" part as well as a singing solo. He got his wish! What an outstanding and talented group of kids and what a fabulous opportunity City High provides for students with disabilities! Thank you Janet Schlapkohl for donating your time and talent and for making my son's wish come true!