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Visiting Indianapolis

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 1.55mm, f/2.4, 1/1700 sec, ISO25
“Leaving Austin” Texas, 2022

*Note: I am catching up with my blog posts! This entry is for August 11.*

Today we started our vacation trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. We are flying there to watch our son, Koa, compete with The Blue Devils in the DCI 2022 Championships! It’s also my first time to Indiana, so I’m extra-excited.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1050 sec, ISO32
“Welcome to Indy” Indianapolis, 2022

We arrived at about 5 pm and headed to our hotel, then to a nearby restaurant named Nada. The food was delicious! We had ceviche, tacos, salmon, croquettes, and papas fritas. And of course, we had a few beers to wash it all down. A great first meal in Indy.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Nada” Indianapolis, 2022

After dinner, we walked over to Lucas Oil Stadium where the drum corps will compete. Tonight was the prelims, and we didn’t get tickets for it (we have tickets for the semi-finals and finals later) but we wanted to go meet up with Koa during their practice in the lot. I also had to give Koa my GoPro just in case they win the championship and have a victory encore performance. Fingers crossed!

We haven’t seen Koa in a few weeks so it was nice to say hi and wish him luck in the competition. Go Blue Devils!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 26.5mm, f/3.2, 1/40 sec, ISO6400
“Front Ensemble” Indianapolis, 2022

After saying goodbye, we went back to our hotel and watched the prelims on the laptop at our room. And good news, they won prelims, so their undefeated season continues. Let hope their run continues tomorrow at semi-finals!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18.8mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO6400
“Indiana Statehouse” Indianapolis, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 24.3mm, f/3.2, 1/40 sec, ISO6400
“Big and Little” Cedar Park, 2022

Summer Fuchico

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 35mm, f/2, 1/105 sec, ISO1000
“Summer Fuchico” Cedar Park, 2022

I decided to save a few Fuchico figures from my decluttering, and that included this summer version. They are so funny.

Clouds over the Neighborhood

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/280 sec, ISO320
“Clouds Panorama” Cedar Park, 2022

I hopped on my bike and rode over to my favorite location to take cloud photos, and captured this panorama stitched from about 7 photos. It was a lovely evening to be outside, so I took the long way home after taking the photos. 😀

Funny Burger Cheese

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Dinner Spread” Cedar Park, 2022

We have a few friends over for dinner tonight and I grilled some burgers, and Mariko baked the buns. I had bought some round-shaped cheese for burgers. I thought it was a good idea, but it just looks weird. Square cheese definitely makes for a better photo!

They still tasted great, though. 😄