Monday, August 31, 2009

Tracks of Oliver's Bear, Playing with Elliot. Kate's birthday cake
Happy birthday to Kate!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"That will be 5 cents up-to-no-good tax."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

All, or nearly all, of the mountains in this photo are in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest (including Mount Shasta, in the haze on the right side) and not too much of the forest is outside of the scope of this photo. The photo is taken from the southwest corner of the forest, looking east-northeast. All the haze is mostly from the accumulation from the summer's forest fires.

Medicine Lake is north of everything in the above photo.
Rachel and I spent the weekend in the Medicine Lake Highlands (north, in the Modoc National Forest). This area is a large shield volcano: the largest volcano in the Cascades by area and volume, just not height.

We went to Glass Mountain, which is comprised of a lot of obsidian (black, shiny volcanic rocks) and pumice (gray, course volcanic rocks), which result from catastrophic volcanic eruptions and extremely fast cooling of lava. We spent some demonstrating some feats of strength with said rocks as we continue our training for the world's strongest person competition:

This is a photo looking north from Glass Mountain. In the distance is Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, and Oregon:

No actual pictures of Medicine Lake, where we camped. It is a big, cold lake fed by snowmelt in the main crater of the Medicine Lake Volcano.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Highlights from the Montreal entry list this weekend.

Andy Lally
Max Papis
Ron Fellows
Boris Said
Justin Marks
Andrew Ranger
Colin Braun
Jean-Francois Dumoulin
Jacques Villeneuve
Marcos Ambrose
Alex Tagliani
Patrick Carpentier
Michael McDowell

Beginning to plan for Petit Lemans.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for having us this weekend. The kids checked out some toys.

August 8th at Beechridge.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hurricane Bill, Hurricane Cameron, and Hurricane Oliver

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy birthday to Cyndy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy birthday to Megan!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Martha's Vineyard
Cyndy with her Patron Highcroft Racing shirt in Martha's Vineyard.

Cyndy eating lobster ice cream in Martha's Vineyard.

Cyndy returning from Martha's Vineyard.

Cyndy bought a whale belt in Martha's Vineyard.

Cyndy was inspired by team Transport's Porsche in ALMS GT2 in 2007. The advertising worked but the team is long gone.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Front is done. Sides are part way done. Back has not been touched yet.
Happy birthday Grandpa Brownsey. Grandpa is 94 today.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Burke Lakefront Airport from hotel room.

Cleveland GP SUV at MO

"Mid Ohio is funtastic"

The viewing mound on the inside of madness offered the best close view of the cars, we sat for most of the race in the stands on the outside with a great view from turn one through the key hole all the way to the end of madness. Nearly 1.5 miles of visible track.


First turn lap one, hit by Martin Snow who blamed Van der Steur car (Pecorari)

Cyndy remembered that we never went to the Risi paddock to check for Spikey Haired Risi Guy. So we stopped by before the Atlantic race (which was a good battle between Summerton and DeSilerstro, only incident was on the first lap when Tonis Kasemets tried to join us on the hillside at the keyhole)

Yay, they are as loud as ever, just not quite as mean looking.

Van der Steur, got the shirt.

View from pit garage balcony.

Posted on railing on pit garage balcony, mechanics to follow. Saw very few IRL drivers (was looking for Servia, who got robbed by TKs yellow, he was on a very fast lap) Only saw Helio, Briscoe, Dixon, Wheldon, Conweasel, RHR, Matos, and Dario. Did see Meira and Schecter.

Brian Barnhart eating.

Van der Steur did not win (seconds before I was going to tell Cyndy how I was suprised they were still running with an hour to go).

Saturday Kate and I painted the garage.

More from our weekend at camp.

1973 Fiat 850 Spider.

This is why none of Dad's children own a boat.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Race Car Driver and Crew Chief Needed. 10 months or older.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Cyndy and runts at the gravel pit last weekend.

Not nearly as good as Mondi's, on par with Giffys.

There are lots of stone farmhouses in Pennsylvania.

Cyndy supporting Dyson Racing.


Burke Lakefront Airport from the hotel room.