Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Pictures of Chessie Cat

Chessie is starting to get more relaxed in her surroundings and is saying around more often, so I was able to get some shots of her tonight.
 Here she is looking at her crazy human and looking fairly relaxed.
 I was making weird noises to get her to look at me.  She complied.
And one more shot of her.

Eastern Michigan Vs. UNC-Greensboro in Basketball

So tonight was the second night of the EMU Showcase Tournament (or whatever you want to call).  The Eagles were playing the Spartans of University of North Carolina - Greensboro.  There is one more game tomorrow where Eastern faces off against Longwood but I'm probably not going to go to that one because it's supposed to be not too bad weather wise tomorrow.  If you want more of my action shots go here.
 The team getting ready for the game.
 Karrington Ward shooting for three.  He had a decent night and he got 12 points.
 Mike Talley working his way around one of the Spartan defenders.  He had a better night with 17 points.
 After a trip or something.
 Karrington Ward sinking a bucket from the charity stripe.
 "No...over there"
 Halftime featured a group called the Zooperstars.  This was Whale Gretzky.
 Anali Okoloji doing something.
 Karrington Ward for a fairly monstrous dunk.
Raven Lee with a dunk.  He had a really good night with 25 points.  Eastern ended up winning 70 to 62.

Rainy Day Wolverine

I was going to go boatwatching today but the weather was very uncooperative this morning.  Apparently we had freezing rain, so I didn't feel like venturing out earlier.  But I did decide to go down to Depot Town to catch the Wolverine.
 It was on time today or relatively on time.  I was within a couple of minutes of missing it.  But I do kind of like the misty view.
 The Wolverine passes the Depot.  I kind of wish a steam engine would pass this way.
 Another shot of it.
 It quickly passes by but I noticed that the back engine was the same as my n-scale Amtrak engine.
One more shot before it moves on.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eastern Michigan Basketball Vs Youngstown State

Eastern is doing some sort of invitational this weekend which means the team is playing three days of basketball.  Tonight's game was against Youngstown State.  On paper, Eastern should have walked all over them but on the court, that wasn't quite the case.
 Raven Lee trying to work his way around the defense.  He had a pretty good game tonight.
 Mike Talley trying to muscle he way around.  He didn't have such a good night.
 Mike Talley getting mugged on the way to the basket.
 Karrington Ward trying to leap over the defense.  He still had a pretty good night.
 A shot of the court.  I love the look of all the banners at the other end.
 Mike Talley directing traffic.
Karrington Ward shooting for three.

Eastern would go on to win 71-62 but they fought hard for that victory.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Eastern Michigan Basketball Vs Oakland University

I went to my first basketball game of the season last night.  It was Eastern's second game though, their first was on a workday so I couldn't go.  They won.
 Last night they were playing Oakland University from Rochester Hills, Michigan.  They are normally a pretty good Division I team and I think would make a good yardstick for Eastern.
 Raven Lee trying to find the basket.
 Raven Lee dunking a little later.
 Raven Lee would prove to have a pretty good night by scoring over 20 points.
 Jerome Hunter is one of the new additions to the team.  Here he is dunking.
 Mike Talley on defense.
 Mike Talley working his way around a defender.
Karrington Ward making a dunk that would end up being Sports Center's number one dunk for the night.  It was pretty cool.

Eastern would end up winning 89-77.  Since it is early in the season for both teams, it's hard to gage what this might mean.  If Oakland is living up to normal expectations, I think it might bode well for the Eagles.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Snowy Day in Fostoria

So I ended up going to Fostoria.  I got a later start than I hoped because I didn't want to stay there too late.
 It didn't take long for the first train to appear.  It was a BNSF train heading east.  It has been a while since I've been to Fostoria, so I wasn't sure which track it would appear on, so I didn't get quite as nice of a picture as I wanted.
 I missed the two trains that followed the BNSF because one ended up heading north and the other followed that one.  I did catch this one.
 And then I heard the mile marker outside of Fostoria, so I waited for this train.  I managed to get my favorite view here.
 So then I caught it was it was passing.  The snow started to come down, so I decided to head out.
 As I was heading out, I saw this train heading down the track, so I stopped at the depot to get shots of it.
 I kind of like the snow in the pictures.
 Sort of a shot with the station.
And one more shot before heading back home.

A Brief Stop in Toledo

I decided to head down to Fostoria today but on the way down, I decided to make a brief stop in Toledo.
 The first thing I decided to take a picture of was the Col James Schoonmaker.  She was known as the Boyer when I took a tour on her.   She was moved to her current location a few years ago.  One of these days I need to pay a visit to her and the museum near her.
 The Veterans' Glass City Bridge is a cable stayed bridge.  It was completed in 2007 and is the portion of I-280 that goes over the Maumee River.
 Another view of the Schoonmaker.
 A shot of the Toledo Skyline.
 The Wayne Anthony Bridge.  Currently it is going through pretty major renovations.
Another angle of the Toledo Skyline.