On Location

My trip to Cleveland to speak to C-SEA

April 18 - 19, 2008: The Board of Directors from the Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association contacted me to come out and speak to their club... While I was there, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of fish stores and see a member's tank.

That Friday morning I had to be at the airport bright and early to catch the first flight to Chicago, then switch planes to continue to Cleveland. During my two-hour layover in Chicago, a member from Reef Central recognized me as I was heading to the next terminal, and we exchanged a few pleasantries. Yep, I'm famous. LOL I arrived in Cleveland around 2:30pm, and John was waiting to pick me up.

Port Aransas: Collection Trip

July 20 - 22, 2007: MAAST, MARSH, and DFWMAS all joined together for a fun collection trip near Galveston, Texas. The plan was to scoop out some peppermint shrimp out of the ocean, play in the water, and enjoy a bonfire. We had a great time, and here are some pictures to prove it...

It was a decent drive from Ft Worth to the coastline, probably about six hours total. Fortunately, I was just a passenger helping foot the bill for the gasoline. Robert, a friend of mine, drove since he'd made this trip several times and knew the area well. Several of our group rented rooms at a location about 45 minutes away from the event, because it was near a great Nerite snail breeding ground.

Fort Worth Japanese Gardens

December 2, 2008:  Japanese Gardens, Fort Worth, Texas -- Now that the cold weather has hit our area, the trees change change to their fall colors very briefly. Seizing the opportunity to see them before they all fell to the ground, my son and I visited the Japanese Gardens.

All pictures were taken with a Nikon D70s with either a 18-70mm lens or a 90mm macro lens. Most images were shot in auto mode, but some were taken in scenic mode.