Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back Online

Opps, a lot more time has past than we meant since the last post. The end of July and August was pretty much spent hiding from the heat. July was one of the hottest on record, and with morning lows in the 90s, we tended to stay home and watch TV or play Wii. We should have been posting anyway from one of our MacBooks, but the lack of pictures left us unmotivated.

Then as we started doing things, the iMac died and it had all of my pictures on it. I did some work on it, but determined that it was a hardware problem. We had delayed getting it fixed due to fear of how it would cost, but when we finally went to the Apple Store they repaired it for free. I think they have a customer for life. So the girls are glad to have their Sims 3 back and I have access to my pictures.

While the iMac was out of commission, Rhodes Pool reopened. Mesa has a partnership with their school district and parks & recreation department, every junior high school in Mesa has a pool. The pool at Rhodes had been closed for "upgrades". The pool received some major work, including the addition of a FlowRider, a wave machine. The FlowRider at Rhodes is the only one in Arizona and one of the few publicly available ones in the world (most are at resorts and theme parks). We went to the grand opening of the pool on Labor Day weekend despite some storms that were moving out of the area. The storms cleared in time for the ribbon cutting and for the fun to begin. We had a lot of fun and was very excited to sign up and be part of the first one hour session available on the FlowRider. See the video below to see how much fun we had.

I also had a chance to take some early morning bike rides as the weather cooled. One Sunday I head to the ASU Polytechnic campus to take some picture of the LEED Certified environmentally friendly buildings that had been built on the grounds of an old Air Force base.

Lindsey also had a talent show recently where her chorus sang "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Her chorus has also auditioned to sing the National Anthem at Suns game, but we have not hear if they have been selected to perform at a game yet.

This past Friday, we continued our monthly tradition of going to the Phoenix First Friday Art Walk. This month the Walk featured the Zombie Lurch and the girls dressed up for it.

This weekend is the Tour de Fat, so you can count on a blog post soon.

Pictures from ASU Downtown Campus' new Nursing & Healthcare Innovation 2 building:
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Pictures from ASU Polytechnic Campus:

Rhodes Pool Grand Opening:

Other pictures:

First Friday Art Walk - Zombie Lurch:

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