Yes, Cashier, This Purchase Is A Gift…. For Me.

My primary occupation has kept me quite busy for the past month – oh the life of an engineer.  However, I did take some time and get a new DSLR and some accessories within the holiday madness.  I saw no need to only shop for family and friends during the busiest shopping season of the year.  Is my hard work this year not deserving of a great deal?  I think it is.

I can’t wait to take more time to get comfortable with the new toys during the Christmas holidays when I’ll have more time and will be on vacation for a while, since this is still busy season at the main gig.  So there probably won’t be many new pictures posted until the new year, but I’ll be sure to keep the blog updated in the mean time.

The best part of being an adult – I don’t have to wait until December 25th to open my presents if I don’t want to.  Happy Early Christmas to me – thanks, Nikon.

Water Under the Walnut Street Bridge

I plan to visit Chattanooga, Tennessee again before the end of the year to see some of the wonderful sights in this city.   Cities with main bodies of water are always an attraction to me – the feeling I get when close to water is soul soothing.

I was especially excited during my last visit to get up close and personal with the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the country.  The geometry of the beautiful blue trusses speak to my engineering mind.  It’s moreso a reminder of how much I wanted to be an architect when I was younger, not necessarily a reminder of my required civil engineering statics and dynamics course from college (that experience is one I do not want to remember, even if I did manage a good grade).

At night during special events, it’s great standing on the bridge and watching the sailboats and yachts light up the waters on the Chattanooga River below.  One day I hope to be one of those yacht owners looking up at the city’s many tourists watching down from above on this beautiful bridge.