Pics of the Month: November 2017

Here are the pics that tell the tale of November 2017!

Go Stros!

The month began with the Houston Astros winning their first World Series Championship, an event that in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, brought an emotional release for friends and family in the Houston area (and Texas as a whole) that was unexpectedly welcome.

Kind of a big deal.

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Not Leafing it to Chance

The big event of November was our “sibling’s trip” to New York City, and the big headline on that trip was finally accomplishing our long-sought goal of taking in some fall colors! Here are my brother and sister on day one of our trip (just a few hours after landing) soaking it all in at Prospect Park.

Fall colors!!!! It’s true! It’s true it’s true!!!

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Rockefeller Center

We spent some quality time on a guided tour of Rockefeller Center, where we got to learn all about the sprawling complex of buildings it encompasses, it’s history and some of the stories behind the artwork.

“Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy time”

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And we got to take in some amazing views…

Pondering the known and unknown Concha universe.

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New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon happened to be the same weekend we were in town, and we just happened to meander over to the race route just as the men’s elite group passed through, closely followed by the rest of the participants. It was a complete coincidence, and I managed to get video of it!

We walked up to the marathon route just as the mens elite runners came by this morning!

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And finding out later that Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the race in 40 years was even MORE amazing!


UTSA Tailgaters Y’all

November also saw the end of our home game tailgating experience for 2017. This season had its ups and downs, but our tailgates were ALWAYS fun!

Last tailgate of the season 😢. #BirdsUp!

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Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, I made time to chop up the dried up remnants of last year’s Christmas tree so we can burn it at this year’s Christmas. It should burn nicely. Ahahahahahahaha!

Chopping up last year’s dried up Christmas tree for burning at this year’s Christmas. #CasualChristmasCruelty

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Hate Has No Home Here – Remember?

I’m old enough to remember when people didn’t find it necessary to put signs like these in their front yard, and old enough to remember that it felt like overkill even when people did. Sigh.


That’s it for November! In December I’m looking forward to a long winter break, family time, and all that the holidays have to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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