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Transylvania is so misunderstood

Posted in Adventureson Oct 19, 2009

I spent about a year of my life in a region of Romania known as Transylvania.  It is actually quite a romantic, European country and mountain range, nothing like the creepy vampire spooks that are too often portrayed.  Take for example, this Transylvanian castle which I visited.  Castle Bran doesn’t have any bats or ghosts, although it might have a romantic well (and a secret passageway).

Castle Bran in Transylvania

Castle Bran in Transylvania

Imitation Mozzarella Cheese

Immitation Mozzarella Cheese

Countdown almost complete

Posted in Lifeon Jun 21, 2009

5 Days Left

5 Days Left

Thunderstorm

Posted in Generalon Jun 7, 2009

A nice little thunderstorm blew through part of Fort Collins today while Sandy and I were at church.  It rained and hailed a lot.  Driving, home, we saw some pretty good accumulations of hail (up to pea size) and some deep water that just couldn’t drain fast enough.  Take a look at some of the pictures we snapped on the way home.

College and Prospect Intersection.  Lots of hail

College and Prospect Intersection. Lots of hail

Deep Water

Deep Water

Water so deep that I'd call it a river

Water so deep that I'd call it a river

Storm drain can't drain fast enough.

Storm drain can't drain fast enough.

Don’t ring that bell

Posted in Religionon Feb 11, 2009

Bell in Romanian Fortress

Bell in Romanian Fortress

On my LDS mission in Romania, I visited a little fortress on top of a hill in a small town. In the fortress is this bell which has had several uses.

A few hundred years ago, the bell was rang to warn of attack. During the world wars, it rang for an air raid attack. Now it is used for more general emergencies such as a fire in the town.

When wandering through the fortress, there was a sign next to the bell indicating that it was only to be rung in emergencies, but other than that, there was nothing stopping me from pulling the cord and ringing the bell.

But I think the bell should be rung for other types of attacks and emergencies too. Perhaps it should ring for the economy, or perhaps it should ring to warn of attacks on the traditional family.

Christmas in January

Posted in Funny, Lifeon Jan 19, 2009

Look at all these lights

Look at all these lights

I was walking through Lowe’s tonight with Sandy, and we saw that all their remaining Christmas items were on sale for 50 cents per item.  We found some lights that normally sell for about 7 bucks each, and bought a few of them.  Well, maybe more than a few.  Perhaps, we bought a dozen and a half boxes of lights.  It brought much Christmas delight to my soul.

I have the lights, now I just need the house.

Rainy missionary day in Cluj

Posted in Religionon Oct 13, 2008

I thought I would continue with posting various photos from my LDS mission in Romania. This picture was taken on an especially rainy day in Cluj-Napoca, from a window near my apartment.


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