August 2008


Reagan, Amanda and Kevin invited me to the Sedgwick County Zoo. We picked a perfect day. The weather was perfect and the animals were all active. (Click on the photos to enlarge)

Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 1.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 18.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 17.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 16.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 15.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 14.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 12.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 13.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 11.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 10.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 9.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 8.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 6.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 7.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 5.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 4.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 3.Sedgwick County Zoo 2008 - 2

Youve got to be kidding!

You've got to be kidding!

This sign was posted in the bathroom, at the Derby KS Dairy Queen…”put toilet paper into trash instead of toilet”. That doesn’t sound like a good thing.

Every year, on the third week of August, Mulvane Kansas celebrates their history with Old Settler’s Days. There is a parade, turtle races, a large car show, a crafts show, a talent show and lots of food. This year, I managed to take about 300 photos. I’ve posted several of them below (click the pictures to see a larger version).

Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 005.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 236.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 233.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 223.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 206.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 200.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 192.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 183.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 184.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 180.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 166.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 167.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 156.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 154.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 124.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 113.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 109.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 106.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 092.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 074.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 068.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 058.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 056.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 054.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 052.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 045.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 031.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 020.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 015.Mulvane Old Settlers Day 2008 010

…Lets see, today I think I’ll be Batman!

When I was young there were several drive-in theaters in Wichita, KS. The Starlite is the only one that has survived. It opened in the 1950’s and is the last remaining twin drive-in theater in Kansas, with a capacity of 1300 cars. Across the country there are fewer and fewer as time goes by; another drive-in, The Cinderella located in Denver CO, closed this year to make way for condos…It had opened for business in 1973.

I’ve been working at the Starlite Drive-In for the last couple of years. It’s a fun job and most of the people working there have strong ties with the business and the other employees.

Don has worked at the Starlite, in Wichita, for over 20 years. He’s had a lot of adventure in his long life. He was present at the testing of “The Atomic Bomb” and had his photo taken in front of the plume.

You see a lot of things at the drive-in. This is one of our regular customers. He always rides his bike in and brings his own chair.

I’ll try and post some “interesting” drive-in photos, as they come up.