Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Olympic Village, London with Sue

I'm sorry the photos aren't better quality, my camera didn't seem to be able to cope with focusing on both Alex in the foreground and the background.
These photo are from the Olympic village in London, on Monday 30th July. The weather was perfect-sunny with some cloud and a strong breeze keeping it cool. There was a fair crowd, which we expected, and we managed to see our Prime Minister David Cameron in the afternoon, although Mr Cameron moved too quickly for me to get a photo of Alex with him!
I hope you enjoy these pictures, my children and I loved taking Alex with us,
best regards

Monday, July 30, 2012

Caribbean Cruise with Michele

Hi, Jennie!
It's me, Michele aka CheleOh from TwoPeas! :-) I live in So Cal, but I took Alex with me on my cruise last week.
This first picture is of Alex with our "towel elephant" in our stateroom. Also showing is our "Fun Times" (ship newspaper) that contained all of the information about upcoming events including our first destination island: Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

It was an honor to take Alex with me.

Chele :-)

 This one is Flat Alex and my pretty (but sandy) toes on Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Later in the day, we were caught in a downpour, but Flat Alex was safe and dry in my beach bag. :-)
 Flat Alex on the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 Laying out on a beach chair on Grand Turk. Flat Alex also helped me with some of my crossword puzzles. 

And, finally, climbing a palm tree ... going after a coconut (also on Grand Turk).
Much love to you & yours, Jennie!
Chele :-)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A New Spin on Flat Alex and Italy with Olivia J.

I Believe I Can Fly
Olivia is headed to Italy for an art abroad program. I asked if she'd like to take Flat Alex. She said YES but had trouble printing him out. Being an artist, Olivia tapped into her skills and drew her own version of F.A. Well done Olivia. Have a safe and fun trip abroad and we can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.
Veggie Sushi in Detroit on the way to Italy

Schilphol, Amsterdam

In language class

Off to the market
It's a super old baptistery called the piazza del duomo. So beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. It was built after the black plague passed over Italy as a celebration of the ending of the "dark days" of Italy.
At the Opera

This is an arena in Verona where Carmen was showing (:

Mobbin' around Florence Italy

Roaming around in art history class

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Friday, July 20, 2012

Chicago with the Dixons

Captions provided by Lisa

Alex at the Oriental Institute, a part of the Univ of Chicago, which is a world-renowned center for research, focused on the study of the Middle East. Alex is posing near a human-headed, winged bull which adorned the entrance to the throne

No visit to Chicago is complete without indulging in a traditional Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Here's Alex with Sam and Fred at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in the Loop.
 Alex on the famous Chicago River Walk which runs along the south bank of the Chicago River. Visitors can enjoy incredible views of the Loop's canyon of skyscrapers, while watching the boats go by.
Alex near the statue of King Tut. The facial features of this colossal statue strongly resemble other representations o f Tutankhamun, suggesting it was commissioned for him. The Oriental Institute excavated two of these statues
 Alex at the Oriental Institute, a part of the Univ of Chicago, which is a world-renowned center for research, focused on the study of the Middle East. Alex is posing near a human-headed, winged bull which adorned the entrance to the throne
 Alex enjoying the sights of a "Taste of Chicago". It's hard to see but that's Buckingham Fountain in the background beh ind him. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the lakefront has been home to the world's largest....[info missing]
 Alex on the main quads at the University of Chicago. This spot is the site of a strange auditory phenomenon. If you st and in the center disk of this little alcove and speak, the acoustics play a strange trick on your ears
I couldn't resist capturing a photo of Alex in front of a local bakery in Wicker Park which featured a scrumptious looking Panda cake.

The coolest sculpture ever. This is Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, located in Millenium Park. It is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has [info missing]

Monday, July 9, 2012

Seattle WA at the Hendrix Memorial with Austin

In 2010, Alex had the opportunity to view the Jimi Hendrix collection at the Experience Music Project. He was in 7th Heaven the whole day. We have to believe that Alex is learning the art of guitar and music from a master in Heaven. I'm sure Hendrix was one of the first souls he sought out after his arrival last August. Thanks, Austin for visitng the Hendrix memorial for Alex. You're a true friend.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Polson, MT with Dee Dee

"I guess dogs aren't the only ones that need fresh air. (:
Alex is posing by horses with thier heads OUT OF THE TRAILER!! (:" Dee Dee

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Road Trippin' With Mary Pat

Miles City, MT

Fargo, ND
We'll call this the Water Towers Of America Tour. Thanks Mary Pat.
Madison WI State Capitol