Thursday, May 31, 2007

My day and wine tour photos

First off, tomorrow is a special day for The Politics of Lonely. It will be the first time that I will have a guest appearance, H of Random Mindless Rambling and As The Coffee Brews fame has put together her screening process for getting with the Flenker. Look for it either later tonight or early tomorrow. It's a good one.

After I left the coffee shop where I blogged earlier, I was walking around town, and happened to run into my brother and his roommates pulling their boat, getting ready to hit the Coralville Reservoir. Since it was a beautiful day, I jumped in, and joined them for an afternoon on the water. Unfortunately, I was in my jeans and 3/4 length sleeves, so didn't have quite the optimum clothing for getting into the water. Next time, though, I'll be ready, and I'll go tubing and have some fun. (I tried wakeboarding once, and couldn't last a second. Made for an entertaining time, though.) Also unfortunately, I didn't bring any sunblock with me, and the only stuff they had was SPF 8. I wear 6 times that normally. So I got a little red. But only on about 1/4 of my arm. And a tiny bit on my face/neck. Oh well, it was bound to happen.

Travis and I had to leave a little early, since our dad was coming up for some pizza and relaxing in a park. Again, beautiful weather for it, and I'll never pass up a free meal from a parent. We sat out for a while, then drove around a section of Iowa City I've never seen. There's a ton of new housing developments going up, some really nice places, so it was nice to check out.

Anyways, it was a fun day. I'm glad I was able to enjoy it, that I actually got outside instead of sitting on a computer or playing video games all day.

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Since the "internet" is working at my place now, I'm going to take this opportunity to post some photos from the wine tour yesterday, just so everyone can be jealous.

This was our ride for the day
(I'm not sure why the date is wrong... Dawn must not know how to operate that part of her camera)

An interior shot of our ride

Another interior shot, featuring my brother and mom

My brother and I "enjoying" High Gravity
(notice how young I look in this picture!)

Travis posing with our $8 worth of champaign

We definitely overpaid

An exterior picture of the front of my favorite winery, Park Farm

One of the rooms inside Park Farm

The view from the back of Park Farm. Absolutely gorgeous

From left to right: Pamela, Flenker!, Travis, and Jake
lounging outside of Park Farm

Group photo

The homestead from Field of Dreams

Standing at home plate on the field

I'm pretty sure that's the "Captain Morgan" wind-up

A shot of the sign from our last stop

3 comments:

H said...

You do look really young in that picture...and you have kind of a creepy/half-innocent look on your face, like, "Oh...bottle of High Gravity...come here..."

I would also like to state that you are at an unfair advantage with both of your parents living close by and always taking you out to dinner. My parents live too far away to just "drop by" or say "Hey let's go get some pizza!" Also, they never come visit me. They more than make up for it by stuffing me silly every time I am back in K-town but really it would be nice if they would drive to see me once in awhile.

Also also, I'm glad you finally got to go to the FoD. Isn't it amazing? My dad took me there when I was younger. Yay Dad!

Marin said...

I also have to comment on the way you look in that pic- both young and skinny, and your face is very cutely pudgy ;). You and your brother both need serious haircuts. I know you're not surprised that I say that.

I know I already told you, but really I wish I could have been on the field with you.... ahh memories of pushing little kids out of our way when running the bases at Kaufman after the Royals game...

Hideous said...

Flenker-

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Great photographs, too.

:)

--Minty