USA 2008
 

USA 2008

View from the battery commander's station. The stench in here was terrible. Many of the abandoned buildings of Fort Baker have found new uses as shelters and toilets.

View from the battery commander's station. The stench in here was terrible. Many of the abandoned buildings of Fort Baker have found new uses as shelters and toilets.

Battery Spencer

2008-09-03 07:16

Battery Spencer
San Francisco, California

Battery Spencer

I also went on a speed-hike to Mirror Lake, which was all dried up this time of year and more "Mirror Puddle", being about three by twenty meters in size, with a depth of half a meter.

I also went on a speed-hike to Mirror Lake, which was all dried up this time of year and more "Mirror Puddle", being about three by twenty meters in size, with a depth of half a meter.

Yosemite Again

2008-09-06 16:04

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park

Red River

2008-09-01 07:14

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 07:17

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 07:20

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 07:33

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 07:37

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 07:52

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 08:14

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 08:18

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

Red River

2008-09-01 08:19

Red River
Highway 75, Texas

Red River

H3 Ranch

2008-08-30 22:23

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

H3 Ranch

2008-08-30 22:59

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

H3 Ranch

2008-08-30 23:10

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

The national anthem is played.

The national anthem is played.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 20:14

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

The "ranch saddle" event - stay on the horse for eight seconds, one hand only.

The "ranch saddle" event - stay on the horse for eight seconds, one hand only.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 20:27

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

More ranch saddle.

More ranch saddle.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 20:28

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Tiedown - lasso the calfand tie it up. The lasso is attached to the horse and the horse will keep the rope taut once the calf is caught. The rider dismounts and lifts the calf and dropit to the ground on its side or back before tying up the calf's legs. Scoring is based on time taken.

Tiedown - lasso the calfand tie it up. The lasso is attached to the horse and the horse will keep the rope taut once the calf is caught. The rider dismounts and lifts the calf and dropit to the ground on its side or back before tying up the calf's legs. Scoring is based on time taken.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 20:41

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Calf scramble for the 8-12 year old crowd. A ribbon is tied to the tail of the calf and the one who gets it is the winner.

Calf scramble for the 8-12 year old crowd. A ribbon is tied to the tail of the calf and the one who gets it is the winner.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 20:48

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Sometimes the horse is toowild to even get out of the box. The rider escaped unharmed in this case.

Sometimes the horse is toowild to even get out of the box. The rider escaped unharmed in this case.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 21:02

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Ladies breakaway. Due to the strength required to tie the calf down, the cowgirls lasso the calf and then let it run away. The lasso is not attached to the horse in this case.

Ladies breakaway. Due to the strength required to tie the calf down, the cowgirls lasso the calf and then let it run away. The lasso is not attached to the horse in this case.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 21:13

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Mutton scramble - like the calf scramble, but for the up-to-seven littlest cowboys and cowgirls.

Mutton scramble - like the calf scramble, but for the up-to-seven littlest cowboys and cowgirls.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 21:17

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Team tiedown. One lassos the neck, the other lassos both rear legs.

Team tiedown. One lassos the neck, the other lassos both rear legs.

Rodeo

2008-08-30 21:30

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Bullriding!

Bullriding!

Rodeo

2008-08-30 21:42

Stock Yards
Fort Worth, Texas

Stock Yards

Downtown Dallas

2008-08-29 14:09

Downtown
Dallas, Texas

Downtown

Downtown Dallas

2008-08-29 14:24

Downtown
Dallas, Texas

Downtown

Downtown Dallas

2008-08-29 14:30

Downtown
Dallas, Texas

Downtown

Downtown Dallas

2008-08-29 14:53

Downtown
Dallas, Texas

Downtown

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:17

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:18

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:19

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:22

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:22

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:26

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:32

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:36

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:36

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:03

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:48

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:49

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:54

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 15:59

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:08

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:10

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:15

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:14

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:17

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo

2008-08-27 16:18

The Alamo
San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

Captain Bill (ret.).

Captain Bill (ret.).

Dallas, Texas

2008-08-26 14:39

Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Dallas

When taxing to the gate for the last time, two fire trucks hosed the plane as a salute.

When taxing to the gate for the last time, two fire trucks hosed the plane as a salute.

Dallas, Texas

2008-08-26 14:28

Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Dallas