Solar Eclipse at Waterfall – 8/21/2017

We took the kids out of school and invited some SLU students to come out to Waterfall to enjoy the event with us. It was away from civilization and promised to have a decent view. Our property was in the path of the totality, making it a perfect viewing spot! We decided to spend the night before at the property and had a few others join us.

With the morning of the eclipse at hand, more people started showing up. All told, we had around 20 people come out to see it, including my parents

We put up a slack line in the only place we had available and made the most of it. I even got my mom up on it.

The eclipse was going to start after lunch, so we all hung around in the shade eating way too much lunch and snacks!

Here is what the eclipse festivities looked like getting ready.

And a few leading up to the eclipse, with a filter on the camera of course…

My favorite photos came during the totality. For about 60 seconds, you could uncover your eyes and get a glimpse directly at the sun. The most important thing was not to wait too long before looking away, cause it ended quick!

And finally if you’re still reading, stop and watch a video of the madness. Its stop motion for the hour leading up to the eclipse. Unfortunately the battery died before it started.

Hogan Haake

 

 

Office Unicycle – 8/14/2017

It has been a while since I last brought my unicycle into the office. There were several new people that might be interested in trying it out. Let the fun begin!

Krista Goldman

Jeff Hug

Dave Bubinik

Brandon Chisom

Brad Pagel

They did okay, but I don’t think any of them are going to pursue it any farther.

Hogan Haake

 

Hiatt and Kris in St. Louis for a Braves Game – 8/12/2017

Hiatt bought Kris three tickets to the Atlanta Braves game vs. the Saint Louis Cardinals. This was the weekend of the game so the two of them plus Rylan came in town. Rylan isn’t much of a sportsball fan, so he wanted to stay at my house and hang out, so I went with them to the game. We started out with dinner at Mission Taco.

After dinner, we went out to the stadium for the ball game. They enjoyed the new to them stadium before we found our seats.

While the game was entertaining, the real story was the lady drinking in front of us. She had a moth in her hair for 7 innings of the game before one of her family members alerted her to it. During those 7 innings, the moth moved around a bunch and included a combing!

Overall a great game and good weekend with family visiting!

Hogan Haake