I spent the last weekend in Manhattan, Kansas and accomplished all of my goals for that trip:
1. Witness an Iowa State victory.
2. Eat Nate’s cooking.
3. Eat a Varsity Donut.
4. Get to the top of Manhattan Hill.
5. Get to the top of KS Hill.
I have new goals for my next trip to Manhattan, but I’ll share those after I go there.
But we should really focus on Goal #5. Get to the top of KS Hill. I don’t know a lot about the city of Manhattan, but based on their landmarks, it was founded by people that like making large concrete letters.
On one side of the river is a giant MANHATTAN made out of the concrete letters. On the other side of the river is a giant KS. Also made out of concrete letters.
The picture below is the view from on top of the giant KS.
My return trip to Manhattan will involve warmer weather and better planning on my part. This view from KS Hill is just one of many things in Manhattan that I want to photograph at night.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 12.0mm
DATE: 01/15/2016 – 11:49
NO GPS DATA
The image below comes from the following folder:
Next week’s folder will be:
Backup/My Pictures/New Folder
Some pictures from Day 3 in Arizona.
Peavy and Young
The guy that I hope wins the #5 Starter Spot
The new closer.
Spring Training Home of the Cubs
Image from the Road
I’d never eaten at a Del Taco. I endorse it and its slogan of going “Bold or Going Home”.
This guy kicks us out of Hohokam.
Lowell and Jesse with their purchases.
A dead cactus.
Jesse and I spent the morning watching the Padres and Mariners practice. Then we picked up Lowell and Eric at the resort and went to the Cubs practice field. Plus we ate at a Del Taco. Then when went to the “mountain” that Jesse and I had visited on the previous day.
As I sit here in Josh and Summer’s house waiting for Jesse to wake up, I might as well post a few pictures from yesterday.
Jesse waiting for the flight to leave from Des Moines
Jesse in Denver
Me in Denver
Jesse on the people mover
Organ Stop Pizza
The Dancing Cats
There were a few good times to be had on Sunday. My head didn’t hurt nearly as bad as I feared it would after the two flights.
We had supper with Jesse’s family at Organ Stop Pizza. It is a pretty impressive place. They have built a giant organ their with a bunch other percussion instruments also controlled by the organ.
The organist played a lot of old standards and a medley from Phantom of the Opera. Not too bad at all.
When Sara and I went to Ottumwa I think we might of had a glimpse into Boone’s future if it becomes the proud home of a Juice Bar.
I should start out by pointing out that on our way to Ottumwa Sara got pulled over and issued a speeding ticket by the nicest State Patrolman. He even started out with a joke:
“What are you doing today, besides fast?”
Sara and I ended up in downtown Ottumwa. I snapped a couple of pictures of Boone’s Future. We actually went downtown so I could get a picture of the Adult Theater because Derrick did not believe me that it existed, but I found a couple other sweet things. For some reason Sara would not get out of the car and join me.
Right across the street from the Adult Theater – Strip Club!
The Salty Frog is located right next to the strip club. A couple of women came wandering out of The Salty Frog while I was nearby. They looked like the type of women that would come out of a bar called The Salty Frog.
So it goes… Adult Theater, Chinese Restaurant, Abandoned Store Front, Christian Community Outreach Center. Well played Ottumwa. Well played.
Jen described this picture as “The Buddy Jesus”.
Cinema X. They lose points for the name. They might as well call it Cinema Generic.
Apparently such a landmark that they built a parking ramp around it.
A better look at the parking ramp.
I might as well end with an Arty Picture.
I’m sure I will be returning to Ottumwa again in the next few weeks. Hopefully, I will get to take in even more of its majesty.
Incidentally, I will be asking some of you to come to Ottumwa with me to help Jen work on her Uncle’s house. You have been forewarned. Unless I already asked you. Then you already know about this project.
If you need more than just an altruistic motivation to get you to help out, Ottumwa has a Breadeaux Pizza. Mmmm… Breadeaux Pizza.