Thursday, September 30, 2010

Top deck

I added an album on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page from the Bahamas cruise. Click the link to the right and be sure to "like" the page.

Just not ready to put Bahamas to bed. Here are two shots from the pool deck.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This is probably my favorite picture from the vacation. This is our ship, off Great Stirrup Cay island.

I missed football last week. This is Homecoming week for the Tigers. They host Red Oak Friday night. Terrell had a bye last week, while the Hawks from Red Oak are coming off of a win against Waxahachie. The Tiger offense will have to be on their game as Red Oak boasts a top 10 area Class 4A defense, they are only giving up just over 80 yards a game rushing. Red Oak is ranked #11 in the area 4A Dallas Morning News poll. Will Terrell have both quarterbacks in uniform Friday night?

Looks like the Tax ratification vote for the Terrell ISD passed 60%-40%. I guess thats good news for the school district.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We are back from the cruise.  It was awesome.  We sailed out of Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.  We caught a shuttle from Fort Lauderdale to the Port of Miami.  This was under the rear view mirror of the shuttle.  Thankfully we made it to our ship.  Lots of pictures that I'll post here and on Facebook.  But right now its back to work and back to running.  We are signed up for a run this Saturday in Grapevine.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

No Monday Morning Mashup today.  My plane is scheduled to land later this afternoon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I hope your Saturday goes well.

This is one of the "soldiers" at the Fly-In last weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skywatch Friday-Off we go......

The Tigers are off this week, so no football preview. Next week is Homecoming and the Tigers will host Red Oak.

Other District games this week:

Ennis @ Corsicana
Poteet @ Forney
Lancaster @ West Mesquite
Waxahachie @ Red Oak

I am heading out of town for a few days. I have posts ready to go should I not be able to post anything while gone. I'll be back on Tuesday.

Catch other Skywatch Friday posts here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Harvest Moon

It was clear last night, providing a great view of the Harvest Moon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This was Sunday afternoon.

Only a year and a half before its paid off.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Flights of our Fathers

This fly over was part of the Flights of our Fathers program at the Terrell Airport on Saturday. I have been having trouble with my back, so my time at the computer has been limited. A complete album has been posted on Facebook and I'll share more pictures here later this week.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Cowboys 0-2

OK, got that out of the way. How was your weekend?

Thrillvania Thrill Park opens on the 24th. The park is annually rated as one of the best haunts in the country. Put a visit to the park on your calendar. Come early and enjoy dinner at one of Terrells fine restaurants.

The Tigers have a bye week this week. They return to action on October 1st for their homecoming game against Red Oak. I uploaded an album from Fridays game against Waxahachie on Facebook. LaDarius Brown who plays on both sides of the ball for Waxahachie is as good as advertised. He had almost 200 yards receiving, scored a touchdown through the air and on the ground, forced a special teams fumble and defended Terrell's fastest receivers.

Saturdays Flights of our Fathers Fly-In was fun. This is the 3rd year for the event, and it gets better every year. I'll share photos later this week.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Terrell got off to a slow start and could never catch the Waxahachie Indians Friday night. The Tigers trailed 21-7 after 1 quarter and 35-14 at the half. The final score was 49-33 Indians.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday-Tigers vs Indians

Tonight the Tigers will attempt to get back on the winning track as they travel to Waxahachie to take on the Indians. Last week Terrell lost at home to the early surprise of the district, Mesquite Poteet. This will there will be no surprises this week as the Indians are one of the favorites to win district.

Waxahachie has a football tradition that Terrell can one day hope to duplicate. Last year they made it to the 4A Division 1 Quarterfinals before losing to Longview.

The Indians have a nice website too.

If you can't attend the game, listen live on KPYK. Kickoff is 7:30. Updates tonight on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.

Other district games:
Forney @ Ennis
Red Oak @ Mesquite Poteet
Corsicana @ Lancaster

Todays Skywatch Friday post is the sunset while out at East Texas Choppers. Other Skywatch sites from around the world can be found here.

This weekend is also the Flights of our Fathers Dinner and Fly-In at the Terrell Airport. The dinner is tonight, the fly-in is Saturday. Hit the link to the right for more information.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cilla & Marabou

Cilla has been busy the last few weeks. Her latest project is dog cookies. You can read about them and purchase them here.

Marabou is her new Labrador Retriever. I found them both at the Outdoor Expo.

Big Brother is over for another year. Lane, who is from Decatur, TX was the runner up. They announced there will be a Big Brother 13, so I have another shot at making it. I have sent in tapes and went to casting calls but never have been picked.

Survivor started last night with ex-Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson as a contestant. He held his own and made it past the first elimination, but just barely.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Just a sample of the fresh produce at the Rockwall Farmers Market.

Forney ISD is hosting a college football game on Saturday the 18th at City Bank Stadium. I'll be at the Fly-In, but if you need a football fix, head over to CBS to watch Blinn College take on Arkansas Baptist University. Kickoff is 2PM, and tickets are $5.

Daytime football........great picture opportunity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Duck Commanders Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson from the Outdoor channels Duck Commander was the guest at this years Terrell Outdoor Expo held on Saturday. The Expo is like an arts and crafts fair but for outdoorsmen and hunters. Lots of big toys.

Despite the Tigers losing Friday night, they are still ranked in the Dallas Morning News 4A poll. They hold on to the #20 spot. Waxahachie, this weeks opponent is ranked #8. The District still has 7 ranked teams, with Terrell ranked the lowest of the 7. With only the top four in the district making the playoffs, they have some work to do.

Ranked teams in District 15-4A
#4 West Mesquite
#7 Lancaster
#8 Waxahachie
#9 Red Oak
#13 Poteet
#17 Corsicana
#20 Terrell

I put a few more pictures on the Facebook page from the EEast Texxas Jamm. I am not sure of the bands names.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

It seems like the weekends are as busy as the work week. Friday night was the Terrell football game. They came up short against the Pirates, an album has been posted to Facebook from the game. Feel free to suggest Terrell Daily Photo on Facebook to your friends and feel free to tag anyone you know.

Saturday morning was the 5k race, farmers market and bbq cookoff in Rockwall. Saturday was also the Outdoor Expo at the First Baptist Church and later in the afternoon and Sunday was the EEast Texxas Jamm at East Texas Choppers. I'll be posting pictures from all of the events this week on here and on Facebook.

The next event out at East Texas Choppers is the pre-party for the Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride and Concert. The pre-party is Oct 2nd from 1-7, admission is free. The SRV ride and concert is Oct 3rd. Follow the link for all of the details.

The Tigers travel down to Waxahachie on the 17th to take on the Indians.

Friday night is the Flights of our Fathers dinner, Saturday is the Fly-In. Click the banner on the right for more details.

The NFL season started yesterday. Great job by former Terrell Tiger Brice McCain and the Houston Texans defeating the Indianapolis Colts.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

EEast Texxas Jamm

One of the many bands that played at East Texas Choppers yesterday as part of the EEast Texxas Jamm. The music continues today.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

El Cayote Rojo

Brian and I ran a 5K race this morning in Rockwall, TX. The race was part of the Rib, Rub and Run. One of the vendors on the courthouse square was El Cayote Rojo a Tex-Mex restaurant in Rockwall. One of the items they were selling was brisket tacos. The tacos sure were good. I travel through Rockwall a lot but don't make many stops there. El Cayote Rojo is definitely a stop I will make in the future.

A nice, young married couple who work for El Cayote Rojo

Roasted corn and delicious hot dogs

Just out of reach

Terrell had problems getting their offense in gear last night and lost 17-6. Poteets defensive scheme and their ability to control the clock when they had the ball were the two keys in the game. The Tigers travel to Waxahachie next Friday.

Other district winners were Ennis, Lancaster and West Mesquite.

This morning is the Rib, Rub and Run 5k in Rockwall. Its already over 80 degrees and humid.

The Outdoor Expo at the First Baptist Church in Terrell is this afternoon and the EEast Texxas Jamm takes place today and tomorrow at East Texas Choppers.

Few bright spots in 17-6 loss to Mesquite Poteet

Terrell dropped the district opener at home to Mesquite Poteet. The only score of the game for the Tigers came early in the game when Shea South broke free for an 88 yard TD.

Friday, September 10, 2010

District play begins

Tonight at Memorial Stadium in Terrell, the 2-0 Tigers host the 2-0 Mesquite Poteet Pirates in the district opener for both teams. Both teams were picked to finish in the bottom half of the district this year.

The Tigers defense, who didnt allow a touchdown last week to Greenville will be tested tonight. The coaches will have to come up with a game plan to contain Pirate QB Beau Nowell and WR Justin Velasquez, both are off to fast starts. The Tiger offense and special teams will have to limit turnovers and mistakes.

Both shots today are of the defensive team during last weeks game.

The biggest key to the game? Outscore the Pirates.

Purchase your Tigers shirt at the game from the Terrell Athletic Booster Club and buy an All Sports Program, featuring some of the non football team photos taken by Brian and me.

If you can not attend the game, listen live on KPYK. Kickoff is 7:30. Updates tonight on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.

Other district games:
Ennis @ Red Oak
West Mesquite @ Corsicana
Lancaster @ Forney

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bad weather passes by Terrell

Yesterday afternoon the Dallas area was under attack by the remains of Hermine. We watched live on the local news tornadoes develop and touch the ground in at least 3 different areas of the Metroplex. The closest to Terrell was a tornado that touched down in Seagoville and traveled north near Forney.

In Terrell, Texas we got mostly rain and wind. From 6AM Tuesday morning through last night the Terrell Municipal Airport received 2.78 inches of rain. There is still a chance of rain today, but it should be clear for tomorrow nights district showdown between Terrell and Mesquite Poteet.

By 7PM when I was taking my evening run, the sky had started to clear. I took this picture with my old cell phone.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wet weather on the way

Those of us in North Texas enjoyed beautiful weather for the Labor Day weekend. That's about to change, the forecast calls for rain beginning today through Thursday due to tropical storm Hermine.

Pictures are posted to Facebook from Friday nights football game between Terrell and Greenville. Click the link to the right. If you see someone you know tag them and the suggest Terrell Daily Photo on Facebook to your friends. My photos today are the Tigerettes lined up to cheer the Tigers onto the field and during their halftime performance. Friday I'll try to get some of the band.

The Terrell Tigers are ranked #18 this week by the Dallas Morning News. Mesquite Poteet, who visits Terrell this Friday night, is ranked #15. Seven of the nine teams in district 15-4A are ranked this week.

Here is some interesting information about a couple of Tigers. Not sure how accurate it is though.

Remember the days before caller ID? Is your refrigerator running..........?

This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one. Saturday morning is the Rib, Rub and Run 5K in Rockwall.

Saturday afternoon is the First Baptist Church Outdoor Expo.

All day Saturday and Sunday is the EEast Texxas Jamm at East Texas Choppers, 15 bands in 2 days. Tickets are $10 for both days, proceeds from ticket/raffle sales go to the Terrell Veterans Memorial Park fund.

You don't have to attend the Jamm to contribute to the Veterans Memorial Park. Make a donation, purchase a brick paver, sponsor a bench, emblem or other options here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

No laboring on Labor day

No Monday Morning Mashup today. Maybe an extended post tomorrow.

There should be pictures from Friday nights Terrell Tigers football game posted to Facebook later today.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. I'll have an album posted to Facebook from Friday night sometime Monday.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Terrell defeats Greenville 42-7

Terrell trailed 7-0 after giving up an early TD to Greenville off of a fumble but they didn't make many other mistakes. They scored the next 42 points. The Tigers (2-0) begin district play next week facing Mesquite Poteet (2-0) at home.

Shea South, Adrian Oliver and Demarcus Ayers provided the offensive fire power.

Above Quarterback Shea South runs a sweep around the right.

Running back Adrian Oliver scored 3 rushing touchdowns.

Demarcus Ayers provided excitement playing quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tigers look to start 2-0

Last week the Tigers defeated the Kaufman Lions in double overtime. Tonight the Tigers take on the Lions from Greenville in their 2010 home opener. Kickoff is 7:30 at Memorial Stadium in Terrell.

Support the Tigers by purchasing your Tiger apparel at the game from the Terrell Athletic Booster Club. Below is the back of the Tigers shirt I have.

Follow the KPYK link below to listen to the game live.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do Not Wash

That should be in big bold letters on the outside of the IPOD package.

At least I still have an old blackberry that works great as a MP3 player.

I ended up running 44.6 miles last month. I'm going to try to better that this month. The next race is the Rib, Rub and Run 5k in Rockwall, Texas on September 11th.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wall decorations

I have a wall at work where I print up some of my favorite photos. Of course the printer is black and white.