Thursday, July 31, 2008

Room and View

Nancy's bf Dave has been kind enough to let me spend a few days at his apartment in Bed/Stuy until I can move into my own place in downtown Brooklyn. The space is in an old knitting factory and has a very neat, industrial feel to it. My area is made up of a red velvet couch bed, a wonderful old door, and a carved mirror. The pictures below are of said area, it's view and Dingo and his new friend Lyle!

Viva La East Coast!

These last few days have consisted of a long, arduous journey from St. Louis to Brooklyn in my truck ..with Dingo as company. The vastness of the area is settling in around me and I don't think I have experienced this much of a culture shock since I hitch-hiked into San Francisco for the first time. After a brief exploration of the local neighborhood park with Dingo I have confined myself to my friends apartment to contemplate the massive goings on around me and try to resettle my off balanced self. The drive out here was a long and beautiful one, but one word of advice, don't end two days of driving on the New Jersey Turnpike if you want to keep your composure. Love to all, enjoy these photos of my Brooklyn landing.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Faux 30

My 30th birthday is fast approaching, and I will be spending the splendid hurdle of a day working in NYC! Because of this, my sister and brother in law put together a faux birthday for me full of things I love to do; massage, manicure, sushi, and something very new, paddle boats!! How fun!

Before and after the flood

These photos are of Cliff Cave park just off the Mississippi river in Saint Louis. They are almost 4 weeks apart.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Miss Wessel and the Scuba Steve

I got the opportunity to spend some time with a few Colorado friends this last weekend! Darcey and Steve met up with us for an early lunch and few photos at the fountain.

Brick Housing, St. Louis style

These were taken outside Matt and Maegan's new house. I love what they did with their front door, the green really adds a welcome touch and comfortable contrast to the red brick! It's beautiful, this area of old brick housing notching its way up widing hills and rolling streets. Saint Louis has a plentiful array of inspiring architecture and winding roads to drive for days! The month that I have spent in this city has given me a much greater appreciation of the area, and due to the moisture in the air, the color saturation and vegetation lends its self beautifully to the camera.

This little goat..

My favorite photo from Grant's farm! Right before I took this one a bunch of other goats came up and tried to eat the cuff of my shorts, right off of me. I got squeemish and ran away! Does this suprise anyone?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grant's Trail

This is one of the ways that we have been enjoying my time in Missouri.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fonze and the Flood

Some hurling/camogie tournament photos (sorry, no action shots) and bit of the local flooding!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Family cheese.

My sister and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Wisconsin full of family visits and quality time. We stayed with my grandfather who inducted us into his favorite sport by passing down his golf clubs, and laughed with my parents until we were all tearing up. Here are some prime moments of this week long adventure. Enjoy.