Spent a relaxing day at Universal Studios or not...Tamra and I did have a good time with a 100,000 of our closest friends. The lady at the ticket office said 'you could definitely see both parks in one day it was designed for that'. That is of course if no one else shows up.
It was an expensive good time and we unwisely chose to do a bunch of water rides just as the sun was starting to set, burrr.
Kiersten and the Kentridge High School Wind Ensemble took part in the Heritage Music Competition in Orlando, Florida, so using frequent flyer miles and time share points we took our first real vacation in a number of years.
We stayed at the Reunion Resort with its three golf courses (designed by Watson, Palmer and Nicklaus), ten pools and a water park. Lots of money here, makes one with no money feel a little out of place.
This sketch was done on our last day while the girls were at the water park. It turned out a little cartoony for me, but it had to be quick because the temp was in the mid 80's and as humid as a steam room.
Watercolor wash, pen and ink in a Moleskine sketchbook.
This sketch was done just outside the Saturn Rocket exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center. The taller building is the vehicle assembly building and is the world's tallest single story building at 525 ft and covers 8 acres. This is the place where space shuttles and Saturn rockets were assembled. The weather was partly cloudy, windy and warm and in the time it took me to do this sketch I managed to get a painful sunburn, hey I'm from Seattle, we won't see the sun for two more months....
Beyond family, I'd say that art, sports and the quest to cook a great meal are the big priorities in my life.
I am 56 years old, and live in the Seattle area with my wife of 29 years. I have a beautiful daughter who shines as an EMT in Pierce County and I live in the suburbs, but truth be told, would rather be a city or country boy.
I love a good game of hoops and nothing makes me happier than the opportunity to draw and paint.....Time stops.
I like my brew dark, that goes for coffee and beer.
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