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Monday, May 28, 2007

Still away, and about to be very away

The title will be better explained in the coming days. For now, a few pictures from an extended trip to the Show-Me State.


My mom prepared a big meal for us Saturday night. Twenty minutes before we sat down to eat, a typical Missouri storm blew through and knocked out the power. We ate by the remaining sunlight and flickering candles.



The power was out for several hours. With no TV, no computers, no music, and no light, we did what few extended families do anymore. We sat around talked and laughed for a long time. We bet on what time the power would come back on (my wife won) and when it did, we all turned off the lights and went to bed.



For a kid who never stops moving, I find it pretty amazing that I'm learning a lot from him about when to stop and smell the flowers.



And what he knows about concentration, I'm not sure I'll ever learn.



This is the face of a woman displaying incredible patience.



Looking out from the inside of a small Missouri cave. We debated while here whether Missouri is known as the cave state and whether anyone outside this state would recognize it as such if it were. Turns out, Missouri is The Cave State, but I'd guess my friends in California just don't care.



A good uncle who would make a great father, if he should ever so choose.



A father who is about to endure an annual departure that hurts worse every time he does it.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Uncle Ted said...

Looks fun.

"Caves are cool, all year round!"
Meramec Caverns is hard to forget.
And I'm not even a Miserian.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Simone said...

Great photos. I love to see people enjoying life. Take care!

12:37 PM  

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