Friday, October 21, 2011

Midwest Tour

I ventured back home to Kansas City and Des Moines for two weeks in September. It had been nearly a year and a half since I'd been home and it was a long overdue trip. It was great catching up with friends and family. I've missed everyone so much.

Thanks to Eric Bowers for taking the most amazing photo of our condo in Kansas City (Eric Bowers Photo). We enlarged it and hung it over the sofa in our den in Abu Dhabi. It's nice having a symbol and remembrance of our Kansas City home.

The family (Cheryl, Kip, Brian, Aaron, and Scott) went for a bike ride one Saturday morning. A little rain didn't stop my mom from riding the new bike trail in Ankeny. Thanks to my brother Scott for taking and editing this video (Armstrong Pitts Studios).

My cousin Marcus just re-opened the Ankeny landmark Benchwarmers (aka The Bench) and my brothers and I took full advantage of its close proximity to our Mom's house. The menu includes a special hamburger dedicated to our family, The Pitts Burger.

The Pitts Burger is not for the faint of heart. Those are jalapenos under a couple of thick slices of pepperoni. Delicious!!!

After nearly 45 years, my Dad has decided to pull his old trumpet out of storage and re-learn to play. I've never seen my Dad play before and I must say, I'm pretty impressed.  

1 comment:

  1. Riding a bike; playing a trumpet. Making a Pitts Burger. Your family is clearly talented and multifaceted. Are you carrying on any of these traditions?