Showing posts from September, 2012

Endeavour's Final Flight

On September 21, 2012 the Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 made it's final flight to Los Angeles where it will be displayed museum style.

Kelly and I had the privillage of witnessing Endeavour's final flight from outside of the Boeing Plant in Huntington Beach, CA.  Endeavour was flown at 1,500 feet by the plant to salute the many Boeing employees who had a hand in making the Shuttle Program such a success.

Metro Net Dedication Ceremony

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 Metro Net Fire Dispatch dedicated our newly remodeled Center.  This was a two year project that I can now check off my To Do list. 

After $800,000.00 and eight weeks of relocation, we finally moved back into our new home.

Pictured left to right:  Battalion Chief TJ McGovern, Garden Grove FD, Fire Chief Tom Arnold, Costa Mesa FD, Fire Marshal Tom Keller, Garden Grove FD, Manager Gary Gionet, Metro Net Fire Dispatch, City Manager Bob Wingenroth, Anaheim, Councilwoman Gail Eastman, Anaheim, Fire Chief Patrick McIntosh, Huntington Beach FD, Fire Chief Bart Lewis, Fountain Valley FD, Fire Chief Randy Bruegman, Anaheim FD, Assistant Chief Kevin Kitch, Newport Beach FD, Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe, Fullerton/Brea FD, Deputy Chief Frank Eickhoff, Orange FD

My Beautiful Sister

What a double treat we had this month.  A visit from my Cousin Cindy and a visit from my dear Sister Joyce.  We had such a wonderful time visiting with all of our family together.  My bro-in-law Neil made us laugh as usual.  Thank you, Neil for taking such good care of my Sis.

Aunt Joyce with her grandnieces Isabelle and Samantha.

Love you Sis!  Thank you so much for making the long trip to visit with us.  See you soon!

Family Is Everything

Earlier this month, I was blessed with a visit from my Cousin Cindy, who lives in Nebraska.  Cindy and I have not seen each other in many years.  Too many years for sure!  It is such a warm feeling to reconnect with family.

On this visit, I also had the pleasure of meeting for the first time Cindy's daughter Hannah and her grandson Declan.  What a great family!  I learned that Hannah too loves photography.  I viewed some of Hannah's work and she is very talented.  I look forward to seeing more of her work.

Declan is a kick!  He reminds me of my son Kyle when he was that young.  So full of energy and wonder.  We had a great time finishing our visit with a beautiful sunset and bondfire at the beach.