Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Dragon

A few days ago a friend of Cheo's invited us to ride on "The Dragon". We were riding in the car when Cheo called up his friend to say Hello, they got to talking & I overheard him say, "The Dragon? Sure! Do we have to get dressed up?" So naturally I thought, "Oh, he's inviting us to a Chinese restaurant!" haha :) Well, turns out I was waaay off, lol! :) And next thing I know we're driving to the airport, going through all sorts of security clearances until we're driving just a few feet away from 747's!

So here he is, the machine of the hour.. Meet "The Dragon" :)
And just to be more clear, we were at the fire station that's is on airport grounds, next to the airport runways. These are the ones to deal with airport/ airplane fires & emergencies.

A very big piece of machine for my little Nikos :)

Ever wonder how they put a fire out on a plane? Well, actually, who wonders about that?? lol!

The sharp spear (can't remember what it's called) penetrates the side of the plane like it's nothing, and squirts water at incredible force!

You can see the terminals in the background.

Look at how powerful the pressure is!

Nikos got to control the spear.

Nikos' face when I told him we had to go.

A better view of The Dragon. You can see the spear in the front.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The place I call home.

Someone had sent me this video in an e-mail months ago but I had forgotten about it & so never watched it until this morning when I found it again. I must say it was pretty cool watching your home town on ESPN! :) I saw areas I drive by everyday! No wonder I kept hearing the locals talking about it for months! Yep, we RULE at football around here, hehe :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Drive-by Photo Shoot :)

I was at home the other day with my feet propped up, at my desk editing, when my dad called me up saying that he was close by (my house) taking the formals of a QuinceaƱera party group and asked if I wanted to meet him just to take some random pics PJ style. (Oh, by the way, my dad's a photographer also in case some of you are wondering, :)). So I quickly changed, grabbed my gear, hopped in my car & drove 10 minutes up the road but by the time I got there they were just about done. I was only there like 3 minutes but it was still fun for me because I love spontaneity :) These are my favs from my drive-by photo shoot! haha ;)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Paul & Brandy Wed!

Paul and Brandy had a gorgeous outside wedding at such a beautiful park! Everything was perfect- including the weather! They are so in love with each other & it is evident in the photos. They were so excited to get married! Thank you guys for letting us be a part of your special day!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yummy snack!

If you're anything like me, I love snacks! It's not so much a big main meal (don't get me wrong, I enjoy those too!) that does it for me, but throughout the day I love snacking. So here's an idea next time you're in the grocery store:
Pita chips
Cream cheese
Sun-dried tomatoes
That's it! And it's delicious! :)