Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gotta love college towns

Took a little trip to watch the Syracuse-UConn men's basketball game

Otto the Orange

The Middle-Eastern restaurant is in the Valentine's Day spirit

? not sure what this place is...

The games are played in the Carrier Dome -- essentially a giant balloon (not helium -- it stays grounded).
Hold on to your hat -- when exiting The Dome the pressurized air literally pushes you out the door -- makes for a bad hair day -- but certainly clears out the crowd quickly!  This photo was taken from our hotel room window.

Sixteen five-foot diameter fans located in mechanical rooms on the north and south sides of the building are used to keep the Carrier Dome’s 220-ton roof inflated. Each fan has the capacity to generate 95,000 cubic feet of air movement per minute, giving the total operation a capacity of moving well over one million cubic feet of air per minute.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


An interesting sunrise this morning

about 5 minutes after I took this photo there was a rainbow to the left of the sun (didn't get that photo)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Today I went into the big city (Rochester, NY) -- there is a nice walking path along the river.  This is a photo of the "Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge" (honoring Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, both of whom had ties to Rochester during their lives) and downtown Rochester.  Of course the locals affectionate call the bridge "The Freddy-Sue".  The bridge spans the Genesee River, the river was very calm today -- nice reflections

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Peep Line

An interesting peep line  (adapted from a peep hole) -- the snow on the deck almost reaches the snow hanging down from the deck railing -- leaving a horizontal window to peek through..