So remember when I used to write on this thing every night? Yeah, me neither.
But here is hoping now that winter break is upon us that I will get back to a more consistent updating of my blog. To get things started I am taking advantage of a new design feature on the website. Before the photo up top was just of Niagara Falls. Now there are three others photos that will rotate with it.
Look out world...this is certainly life altering. Alright, not really. But they are some of my favorite photos I have taken. Not necessarily because of the photo but because of the memories associated with them. Here are the quick versions of why they are meaningful:
Until we went to see it in person during the summer of 2009 I never would believe anyone when they told me it was amazingly awesome. It is. Don't trust me? I don't blame you, I was a skeptic too. But when you stand next to it and feel the mist, hear the roar and stare at the incredible amount of water flowing over the falls, it truly is breathtaking.
Go and see it for yourself (wait for the spring/summer however as I am pretty sure while the falls itself might be amazing still in the dead of winter, the rest of the city would not be).
Another place I had no desire to ever visit. I grew up in Chicago, what could New York possibly offer me that Chicago didn't have? The answer is tons. From the food to the theater to the museums, New York is incredible.
And the real topper to Chicago (and every city except Las Vegas)? You can pretty much do anything you want at any time of day (or night). To be fair, I did not take this photo. I just love it.
US Cellular Field: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
Not all that long ago the White Sox were a team to beat. And in 2008, after 162 games, they literally were the team to beat for the Minnesota Twins. The Twinkies and the Sox were tied for the division at the end of the regular season so it all came down to a one-game playoff. Somehow when tickets went on sale I got a pair. So we went to the game. The game was tied 0-0 until the 7th when Jim Thome hit a solo shot to left-center to give the Sox the lead.
They never looked back. Best live sporting event I have ever been in attendance for.
St. Louis Arch
To be honest, I can take or leave St. Louis itself, especially in the summer when it is beyond hot and humid. But this particular day it was gorgeous. We happened to stumble upon an air show taking place downtown when we caught this shot of the Goodyear Blimp between the iconic Gateway Arch.
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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