1. Wedding in Roanoke, Virginia

    June 2, 2010

    Last month Marisha and I took a long weekend to Roanoke, Virginia for my cousin’s wedding.  On the way we stopped overnight in Savannah and enjoyed a nice dinner at the Fiddler’s Crab House on Bay Street.

    Bay Street at Night, Savannah Georgia

    Bay Street at Night, Savannah Georgia

    The next morning we took off early in the morning and started the drive towards Roanoke.  The view along the road was gorgeous, especially when we got up into the mountains.  By late afternoon we arrived in Roanoke and found our way to the Hotel Roanoke right in downtown.

    Front Entrance to Hotel Roanoke

    Hotel Roanoke Lobby

    Once in Roanoke we got a chance to explore the downtown area.  Marisha and I had a wonderful breakfast at Tudor’s Biscuit World and then we walked through the farmer’s market and enjoyed the architecture in the area.  Of particular interest was the Taubman Museum of Art with it’s contemporary architecture designed by Randall Stout.

    Taubman Museum of Art, designed by Randall Stout

    Taubman Museum of Art, designed by Randall Stout

    If you’d like to see more, please visit my Flickr Page.

  2. Back to work

    July 27, 2009

    It’s back to work today after enjoying a week off in South Carolina with the family.  As usual, we stayed in a beach house at Litchfield beach, which is just south of Mrytle Beach.  The week is filled with the traditional beach activities which include: floating, surfing, reading, napping, drinking, fishing, etc. As always, one of my favorite trips of the year.

    And now, after being refreshed, it’s time to get back to work.  It’s going to be a busy week this week.  I have a final this evening for Career Management, as well as a Finance Final next week.  I also have some projects I’ve completed that I’d like to post on here also.  So, be sure to check back in the near future.

  3. The Gatorland Special

    February 21, 2009



    It’s been a busy week!   I wish I could have gotten to these pictures sooner, but I couldn’t find the time.  Anyways, Marisha and I had a wonderful time at Gatorland last weekend.  The weather was beautiful and we loved watching all the reptiles.  It’s amazing how close you can get to the animals along the boardwalk.  Just look down & there’s a six/eight foot alligator just watching you walk by.   I’ve gone ahead an upload a dew shots to my Flickr page, so be sure to take a look.

  4. A day on the river

    January 25, 2009


    You have to love winter in Central Florida.  Just three days ago we had overnight lows in the high 20’s and today we’re out canoeing on the Wekiva River.  It was a beautiful day on the river, highs in the mid 70’s with a nice breeze off the water.   Below is one of my favorite shots, and there are a few more on my Flickr page.


  5. Kennedy Space Center

    December 29, 2008

    Kennedy Space Center Rocket Garden

    We spent the Sunday before Christmas at the Kennedy Space Center here in Titusville, Florida.  It’s been many years since I’ve been there, and with family in town and Marisha’s teacher discount, it seemed to be the perfect activity on a nice winter day.  We arrived a little before noon and jumped straight on the bus tour.  The first stop was nice overlook to see the different launch pads.

    Apollo Rocket

    The next stop was the Apollo mission building, which was my favorite area.  The Apollo rocket was massive.  The scale of these items is just incredible, especially when you see how small the capsules were. Finally, we moved on to the International Space Station building, which offered a glimpse of what is floating above us every day. We capped off the evening with an IMAX film and walk through the Rocket Garden as the sun set.

    To view the rest of the photos, please visit my Flickr Set.

  6. The Windy City

    December 23, 2008

    Chicago Bean

    Marisha and celebrated with her family in the windy city this year.  Luckily, the weather cooperated and we had a wonderful time.  Most of it we spent at her Aunt & Uncle’s home outside of the city, playing the Wii and eating a lot of really good food.  We also took a trip (with everyone on a bus) to visit downtown where we got a nice over the water view of the city, crashed a German festival and got to look over the city at the Hancock building.  Thank you everyone, we had a wonderful time.

    Clocks at German Festival

    German Festival Christmas Tree

    View of Chicago from the Hancock Building

  7. Split Oak Trail

    November 24, 2008

    The weather has been beautiful here in Central Florida with day time highs in the mid-70s. Marisha and I decided to take advantage of the great weather and do some hiking at the Split Oak Trail located several miles from our house. Of course, I can’t resist bringing the camera and snapping some photos on the way.

    Old Oaks on the Split Oak Trail
    Old Oaks on the Split Oak Trail

    Sunlit grasses on the Split Oak Trail
    Sunlit grasses on the Split Oak Trail

  8. The Wedding Photos are here!

    July 19, 2008

    It’s official, I’ve received the wedding photos back from Jason Frazier.  Him & his wife, Angie, did a wonderful job capturing our wedding and Marisha and I can’t thank them enough for all their hard work.  I’ve added a small sample of the images to my Flickr account where you can view them.  If anyone would like to see more, please let me know.

  9. We’re back

    Marisha & Tom on Honeymoon

    Well, we’ve been back all week it’s just taken that long to get caught up with everything.  Marisha and I had a wonderful time at the Sandals Resort in Antigua.  The weather was sunny and perfect all week long.  We loved the food, the entertainment, & the room 15 steps from the beach.  We made our favorite hangout the small pool with the lazy river and swim-up bar, and enjoyed the Banana Sip-Sops and Miami Vices all week.  Also we had a lot of fun kayaking & sailing off the beach, as well as snorkeling at the beautiful reefs. Be sure to check out all the photos on my Flickr Account.

  10. Ansel Adams featured on NY Times

    May 19, 2008


    For anyone who loves nature photography the name Ansel Adams is well known. Actually, for anyone that loves national parks, especially Yosemite, the name Ansel Adams should be well known. He was a master at photography and developing prints, and a very interesting individual to be around. The NY Times website is featuring his photos with a quick voice over describing the scene. Well worth a visit.