LA Christmas Family Photo

My family traveled to Los Angeles for Christmas this year to visit my sister and her husband at their apartment on the UC-Irvine campus. Cheryl just finished her first semester in the graduate program there.

After spending Christmas Day evening having our traditional Christmas get together we spent the next day visiting the state park where Dilip works and walking around the beaches of Laguna Beach.

On the 3rd day we went in to Los Angeles and visited the La Brea Tar Pits and walked around Hollywood Boulevard. In the evening we went to the Magic Castle. Our final day in southern California was spent in San Diego at the San Diego Zoo.

Here are the Pictures

Group Photo in the Stadium

ECU beat Southern Miss this weekend and won the opportunity to host the Conference USA Championship game on December 5. It was another fantastic game in Greenville and the Pirates put on quite a show. With the conference championship on Saturday at ECU, that makes 3 trips in 3 weekends to Greenville.

Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium vs. UAB

UAB came to ECU this weekend and we had another great tailgate. Between flip cup; punt, pass and kick contest; shots over the phone with Chris K who is stationed in England and the game itself, it was another legendary weekend.

My photo experiment for the weekend was a panoramic HDR of the stadium. It took quite a bit of hand editing, but it turned out pretty well.

2010 USODA Nationals Website

Today we launched the website for the 2010 US Optimist Dinghy Nationals to be held by Fishing Bay Yacht Club and several other community organizations in Deltaville, Virginia.

The website we put together uses WordPress to help get news out about the event. We’ll also be utilizing twitter, facebook, SMS, and email to spread information about the event, engage parents and participants, and to report on the event for spectator parents, grandparents and others who aren’t able to be on site.