Friday, June 20, 2008

One of our favorites websites ever! :)

Since this is the first day of summer, Lynn and I thought we would share with the world one of our favorite websites. The site is from NASA. Everyday they share with the world a fantastic and extraordinary picture from the heavens or the earth. Above is today's NASA picture of the moon's summer solstice in Greece. It is amazing to think how small we really are on this planet known as earth.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Daddy And Baby "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland

Everything we are and everything we hope to be is a direct result of our fathers, their charitable and undying love along with our fathers encouragement and support towards us (and all of our siblings). We were ALL dads’ favorite child!
- Shelly & Lynn

Friday, June 6, 2008

Moser Tower and the Millennium Carillon

One of the special landmarks in Naperville (Illinois) is Moser Tower & the Millennium Carillon, which can be found in Naperville's Riverway Parkway. Moser Tower is 14 stories high and is a few feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. The tower houses one of the fourth largest carillon bells in the world. Seventy-two bells span 6 full octaves and range in weight from 10 pounds to 5.5 tons. The largest bell is known as Big Joe and it strikes hourly. The carillon bells play tunes daily at 11:00am, 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Within Moser Tower is a place known as the Carilloneur’s Cabin. This is the stage from where musicians, from around the world, play Tuesday evenings from Memorial Day thru the end of September.

An elevator will take passengers up about half way to get a good look at the carillons, while “active" enthusiasts can climb the remaining stairs to an open air observation tower. From the observation tower, one can see downtown Naperville, the Riverwalk Parkway, and on a real clear dar, the Chicago skyline.