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Friday, July 19, 2024

2024 Summer Trip - San Diego Waterfront - 6/30/2024

It's been 2 weeks of keeping ourselves very busy in Southern California with the Pasadena Chalk Festival, visiting friends, playing volleyball, and everything else. Now it's time to relax for a few days and take it a little bit slower. Theresa had the perfect option. A Hyatt hotel on the waterfront in San Diego! And the best part of it, they have a lounge! 

Last year, we visited Japan for a few weeks seeing lots of amazing things. When T asked Alli what her favorite part of everything was, she was told "The hotel lounge with all the free food!" Well we don't have to travel international for that. We can do that right here! 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

A Time-Lapse of our 2024 Pasadena Chalk Festival Mural - DisneyMon

The kids really like Pokemon. Theresa and I like Disney. We thought it would be fun to do a chalk mural mashup of what it might look like if the characters from Pokemon visited Disneyland! 

This was our mural for the 2024 Pasadena Chalk Festival held June 22 and 23 at the Pasadena Convention Center. 

I had two different cameras running time-lapse photos during the chalk festival, and this video is the result of 9792 photos taken across 2 different days. I normally try to set up so there's no shadows in the shot, but it was a losing battle this year. A light pole (that I used to hold my time-lapse cameras) was throwing a shadow right from the get-go. And so you'll see shadows, umbrellas, bumped cameras, and everything else in the timelapse. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

2024 Summer Trip - California - Redondo Beach area - 2024/06/18

Well it's time to leave Colorado and head to the sunny state of California! Dad dropped us off at the airport and away we went! 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

2024 Pasadena Chalk Festival Paintings

The 2024 Pasadena Chalk Festival is mostly about the chalk on the ground, but did you know there's a way to take home some artwork too? All the artists are requested to provide a 1'x1' painting for the Lightbringer Project to auction off to raise money to support the different programs they have throughout the year. See if you can match the chalk artist with their painting! 

I have to start with this painting by my friend Charlotte. She posted a couple pictures while she was working on it, and it was just stunning to see. 

Friday, July 5, 2024

2024 Pasadena Chalk Festival - Other Artist's Chalk Murals

The Pasadena Chalk Festival was a blast, and we were just one of hundreds of other artists drawing murals. Here's a page showcasing many of them. Very picture heavy post this time with minimal commenting from me. 

Ruston's first year chalking alone turned out great! 


Our friend Charlotte Scoville did a huge and amazing piece. 

And her husband Curt did a great one as well. 

Our friend Jamie Leake always does something humorous. He said this was inspired by conversations with his son. 


Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Visiting with Colorado Family - 2024/06/05

Time to continue our summer adventure and fly to Colorado! We're leaving the RV in Michigan and traveling the next couple months by plane! When we looked at the cost of fuel and campgrounds, it made more sense to fly and rent a car/hotel once we arrived.