Thursday, October 27, 2011


A few weekends ago Brian got the opportunity to take a glass blowing workshop.

The workshop was only 3 hours, and he thought he would be working pretty small-scale. WRONG! Bring on the full size molten glass!

Here is is rolling it into some colored glass flecks.

It was about a 15 step process and inbetween each step you had to keep it heated in the furnace.

Who needs gloves? Apparently they don't use those...

So cool!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


One of Brian's students was bragging one day that her mom was a very accomplished baker. The next day she came into school early and brought him cold pizza her mom had made the night before to prove it. YUM!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Newport, Oregon!

This weekend we headed to the coast to relax! On the drive, Renee requested to stop many times to take pictures. If you look closely you can see her in this picture (taken from the car).

Renee's requests did result in some really cool pictures though.

Some of the viewpoints boasted their amazing attractions!

Once we arrived at Newport - we stopped at the Aquarium.

This is a view of the hotel we stayed at!

The hotel had a tram - that seemed to have been built quite a few years ago.

Renee was a little more than skeptical on the ride down to the ocean.

We saw lots of wild seals! They are cute, but we kept our distance!

This is tangled seaweed on the beach.

Exploring the coastline - we found a few caves to climb in.

During the low tide we slipped through a hole in the rock to a giant crater-like hole in the middle of the cliff that they call "The Devil's Punchbowl"

Here's a view from inside the punchbowl

Renee checking out the punchbowl at the mouth of the tunnel.

Here is a better view of the whole thing - it is humongous! Click the image to see it larger