07 April 2010

lake view

Here is a view of Lake Michigan around the Milwaukee area from flying back from New York last week.

the warbird t-28

Steve Kulovsek of Prairie Grove talks about the T-28 airplane, an old Navy training plane, being restored at Warbird Restorations in Crystal Lake on Monday morning. The T-28 marks a pivotal point in aviation history as one of the last propeller models before the advent of the jet engine.
Jim Roozee talks about the fuselage of the T-28 airplane.
I got to sit in the cockpit. Here is a view from the driver's seat. Awesome!

easter time

Aria Stanton, 2, rests her head on Cindy Savone's shoulder Sunday morning at the Easter Service at Community United Methodist Church in Fox River Grove.
Parishioners at Community United Methodist Church in Fox River Grove sing a song in front of the living cross at the end of the Easter service on Sunday morning. Attendees placed donated flowers on the cross as part of the annual spring tradition.

remembering jackson

Donna Grabow remembers her son Jackson, 2, who passed away from cancer April 5, 2009.
Check out this link: http://vimeo.com/10758673

daily grind

Albert Muci, left, and Justin Wesolek, both 10, work together on their robotics project in a challenge class at Greenwood Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday. Gifted programs are being scaled back at schools around the county because of state budget cuts.
Richmond-Burton's Ray Wojcieckowski pitches against Harvard's T.J. Stephens in Harvard on Saturday morning. The Rockets defeated the Hornets 5 to 3.

Neighbors Gene Nelson, left, and Tom Hargarten, of Belvidere, joke around while trout fishing Saturday morning at Lake Atwood at the Hollows Conservation Area in Cary. The men and Hargaten's wife Carole arrived at 2:30 a.m. to wait in line to get in to fish at 5:30 a.m.
Anglers kick off trout fishing season Saturday morning at Lake Atwood at the Hollows Conservation Area in Cary. Gates opened at 5:30 a.m. and fisherman were limited to five trout each.

puppies ponies and chicks

Last week I hung out at Destination Safe Haven, which is a pony sanctuary for dozens of aging hooved animals, some once unwanted and others rescued from lives of mistreatment or neglect.
Honor, a miniature horse, hangs out with owner Jennifer Finkelman. 
Here is a rottweiler puppy that fell asleep in my arms and I wanted to take home.

Watch this video about the sanctuary:
http://www.vimeo.com/10758341

Then on Monday some baby chicks hatched. I went to check it out with some curious pre-schoolers.
 Jonathan Arroyo, 2, holds a baby chick at Leaps and Bounds Preschool and Daycare off Route 31 in Lake in the Hills on Monday morning. The chicks hatched after an incubation period of 21 days and will continue on to a farm in Woodstock in about a week.