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August 22, 2009

2009 Truck Show - Brooks, Oregon

Today was another family day out. Noah and I went to the truck show in Brooks, and Steph and Em joined us later. The show was held at Antique Powerland, which also houses a truck museum, caterpillar museum, the Oregon Electric Railway Museum, and the Willow Creek Railroad.

Keith Cowan's impeccably restored 1952 Kenworth -- complete with single log load.

Steph & Noah, posing behind the big log (which weighs 47,000 lbs. on its own!

Noah and I met up with Steph's cousin Rob and his two kids, Easton and Ruby. The kids played at a great toy truck setup put on by Pat Russell of the All American Toy Co. for a while, and then it was time to ride the Willow Creek miniature railroad.

Noah and Easton with the heavy equipment.

Next up was a ride on an antique trolley, which also included a stop at the electric railway's museum. And after that, it was time to take photos of trucks. Lots and lots of beautifully painted trucks. If you want to see more photos of the trucks, and are friends with me on Facebook, just look up my photo album section.


The 100-year-old, Australian built trolley we rode on.

Touring an old San Francisco light rail train -- you can tell what Noah is dreaming about. :-)

I don't know who's truck this is, but I liked the paint job...

If you are interested in old trucks, be sure to visit straightstack.com.

August 2, 2009

Playing With My New Camera

My brother JD just got a fancy new camera, so he is selling his old Nikon D70 digital SLR to me. He brought it to work on Friday, and I have since been getting used to it. Here are a few shots I've taken -- they aren't perfect, but I'm still getting to know the D70.

Fishing on Clear Lake, an aptly named body of water. (click on image to enlarge)

Emily, dancing in her Tinkerbell outfit.

Noah, donning the Lionel Train hat he got for his birthday.

Murphy, striking a pose.