Superbowl, Son and Fun

Luke and I had a blast last weekend. We were runners for USA Today at Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Usually our father-son journeys revolve around attending concerts by our favorite bands, but this time we had the opportunity to help out longtime freelance client USA Today and their photographers by running memory cards back and forth to the photo workroom during the game.

I logged 14 miles and 36,800 steps during the night, while Luke registered 97 flights of stairs. My knees!

When we got home, one of the local TV stations did a neat little story on our experience:


Fun with the Squad

We love to have Luke’s friends up to the lake every summer. A great bunch of kids! This time is a bit different since all of them are heading to college in just a few weeks. They make the most of it, and we enjoy reliving our own youth watching them have so much fun.

Beanbag tournament by tiki torch light.

A few rounds of disc golf at Lake Poinsett State Park are always a must.

Double tubes make for some fast action.

Nice smallmouth, Luke!

Beach Holiday

cancunfamWe had never been to Mexico before.

I won a week’s stay at a Cancun resort at an SDSU music department silent auction, and we decided to make the trip during the week of Thanksgiving, since the kids would miss the least amount of school during that time. What fun! cancunbeachAlthough it was windy most days, the sunrises were beautiful. When we were awake for them!cancunhotelThe view right outside our suite’s hallway door. The balcony on the left belonged to our room. Great views!

Dude can run!

crosscountryIt was Jack’s first season of cross country this fall. We always knew he was fast, but he really turned it on this season. He placed third in the meet pictured here (out of over 50 seventh-grade runners), and then placed 14th overall out of 105 runners in the season-ending city meet. Great job Jack.