My brother Dylan and I went downtown to take pictures. Dylan and I are almost five years apart, and being older, I spent most of our childhood being far too old and too cool to hang out with a drooling kid. When I was a teenager, he was just getting into Power Rangers and I would have none of that. I was far too busy finding the right neon tights to fit under my holed jeans.
Now that he is an adult (and very 21, I might add), we are able to connect again. Photography is one way that we can hang out and catch up. He has a great eye and is willing to go to all sorts of lengths to get the perfect picture.
This gem, for example, he took when he was hanging off of a 400 foot building this summer.
While in Grand Rapids, we went out together. It was so nice catching up with him - I am so pleased to see that he is growing up to be a respectable human being. (Sometimes it's hard to gauge that when they spend most of their time riding tonka trucks down hills at forty miles an hour.) He's talented and kind and I couldn't be prouder.
These are some photos that we took together. Dylan has the same camera that I do, but forgot his, so we shared.
Dad and I saw Spring Awakening at the Oriental Theater yesterday. It was my first real musical and it was really great. It was really great how Dad prepared me to see it. He said that you have to listen to the music for a while and get used to it, so when you see the play you can connect the story and characters. I am not usually a theater person, I usually prefer movies, but this was truly dynamic, wild, and exciting. I really got into it and can understand why people love plays and musicals so much. It wasn't your typical "musical"... well, take a look for yourself....
We saw a matinee and blew out of Chicago on our way to Grand Rapids to continue our tour of the Midwest...