Monday, June 30, 2008

Grand Cayman Trip Report

Hello one and all,

Today was our second day in Grand Cayman. We arrived Saturday without a hitch. Well almost without a hitch, my dive gear bag was not there. Don't know if this ever happened to you, but it is a terrible sick feeling. I went to the desk to report it and then a young man came to the desk with my dive gear bag. He said that he picked it up by mistake and apologized. I shook his hand and thanked him. Glad he was honest, some thief would have had a bag of really nice dive and video gear. Praise God.

We are staying on the East End at The Reef Resort. It takes about 45 minutes to drive here from the airport. If you are looking for quiet, like we are, this is the place. If you are looking for action, well you will need to stay closer to Georgetown on the west end. I am adapting to driving on the left side of the road, by the way.

Elaine is enjoying herself and getting a good rest. Nothing beats sleeping under a palm tree. Food is very good, too good.

About the diving. Quite a difference jumping off the boat and looking down to see the bottom. Water is 80 degrees, vis is out of this world. Reefs are gorgeous, as are tropical fish life. The highpoint was a big sea turtle swimming past me. You know of course, it's really going to hurt to get back in those Ohio quarries. My dive buddy may have to use a whip and a chair.

I will post again when there are things of note. Take care everyone. Signing off from paradise.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Grand Cayman Vacation June 28 to July 5

Elaine and I will be flying to Grand Cayman tomorrow for a week. If we have internet access, I will try to post our adventure on my blog

We will be staying at the Reef Resort on the East End

We will be spending most of the time here. See you on the other side!


Really hi resolution photos from last shuttle mission. They look like something out of a science fiction movie. Click on image for full size

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Aaron 16mm Film Project

This is Aaron's Hitchcock style silent black and white 16mm experimental film that he made at school on a Bolex H-16 movie camera.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Magic Went Away

Until the next wedding, the next time

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Elaine's Best Friends

More Wedding Day

Here are the groom and his groomsmen, calm and cool, playing cards before the ceremony

Ryan and Brian and Bruce and Lois

The Ice Carving

The Cake

Reception at Firestone Country Club

The happy couple arrives

My mother and father with Aaron and Alice

Cutting the cake

God's present to the newlyweds, a beautiful rainbow

Ryan and Brian's Wedding

This is the first time that I saw Ryan in her wedding gown. She was as beautiful as a princess in a fairy tale

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hollingsworth leaving the church and getting showered with petals

In the limo and on to the reception

Our honored guests, the grandparents

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Wedding Day

Wedding Rehearsal

At Goodyear Heights Baptist Church

Rehearsal Dinner

At Vaccaro's Trottoria in Fairlawn

Sunday, June 15, 2008

El Dorado Seaside Suites

This is where Ryan and Brian will honeymoon in Cancun

Ryan's Wedding Shoes

Something blue

Sprint to the Finish Line

Making reception favors with one week to go

Here's the favors. And this is not even all of them!

Ann making a card box for Ryan!

Ryan and Brian's Marriage License

Here's where you get your marriage license in Summit County

Here's how much it costs

Here's the happy couple with their marriage license

Cold in Dover Today

-32768 degrees and check that wind speed on Cable TV 2.

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Reception Seating Chart

Friday, June 06, 2008

Two Weeks to Ryan and Brian's Wedding

Things are moving along at lightning speed. Here is Elaine with her Mother of the Bride beautiful wedding dress

Sunday, June 01, 2008

DUI Drysuit Day at Gilboa

Wow, what a weekend. Friday, I went to Gilboa Quarry in northwest Ohio and met up with Jamie, Denny, and Bob. This is Jamie's vintage VW Van, formerly owned by his Uncle. His Uncle took this van to Woodstock.

Saturday was DUI Drysuit Day, where you got to test out DUI Drysuits. For you non-divers, there are wetsuits and there are drysuits. Drysuits seal out the water, therefore keeping you warm in cold water.

And, here I am testing out a drysuit. It really did keep me warmer than my wetsuit.

Here is Jessica and Dan, DUI staff. Jessica was very helpful to me in the donning of the drysuit.

Here is Dan and Kevin. Kevin sent me the invite announcement and I am glad that he did. This is the second time I have hooked up diving with Kevin, we dove at Portage Quarry once last year.

By the way, I got word that I left the event too soon. At the dinner, my name was called for a prize, but you had to be present to win. Oh well, it was still an enjoyable day.