Wednesday, July 23, 2008

  We did it. We splurged and bought a bakfiet. This particular vehicle showed up on Craigslist and it was a heck of a deal so we went after it. More text later...
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Visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hail to the Victors! I was in Livonia, Michigan (suburb of Detroit) for a meeting of the Transportation Research Board Signal Systems Committee and decided to make a visit to the University of Michigan campus. Tom and Cindy Urbanik played host, as they had lived there from 1971 to 1976 when Tom served as the City Traffic Engineer, among other things that he did while a municipal employee.  
The campus was beautiful, at least the original campus, in how it integrates into the City's downtown. You can't tell where the City begins and the campus ends. The architecture looks a bit odd because they had a bit of growth during the 70s but beside that primary complaint, I was impressed with the City and the main campus. Of course, the Research Center is off a ways surrounded by a parking lot.  
The weather was beautiful and we ate outside on the main street adjacent to campus.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July Fireworks

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The Kids are Getting Along Great

Abby seems to be maturing at a really fast pace. Okay, she's not always perfect, but there are times when you'd just like to bottle up her character and how she treats Amelia and save it for a later. This may be one of the best examples we have caught on camera. This was the day after the 4th of July and the girls were eating and some days sharing would be the start of World War III, but this wasn't one of those days. Ah, parenthood, what a piece of cake.
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