06/4/14
Lake Tahoe Nevada Road Trip 2014

Nevada Road Trip

Took a Nevada road trip this last spring to Reno, Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Woodfords, Markleeville, Dayton, Virginia City, New Washoe City, Sparks, Cold Springs, North Valleys, Vinton, Loyalton and Sierraville. Had a fun time and took a lot of pictures. This video is a compilation some of the shots we took along the way.

 

04/26/14
Oregon Road Trip 2014

Oregon Road Trip 2014

I’ve never really had a “vacation” but wanted to make the best of mandatory furloughs at work so planned a road trip to Oregon. Had a great time, took too many pictures to share as pics, so made the below cheesy video. We went all over the state to Mt. Shasta (CA), Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Applegate, Williams, Grants Pass, Selma, Kerby, Cave Junction, Wolf Creek, Roseburg, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, McMinnville, Portland, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Seaside, Astoria, Nehalem, wheeler, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo, Falls City, Sisters, Redmond, Bend, La Pine, Chemult &  Klamath Falls.

09/28/13
Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Earlier this Summer the city of Fremont commissioned murals to be painted on the water tanks in the park by my house. I didn’t know this until they started outlining then painting them (see the first photos below in contrast to the last photos). Apparently its part of not only a water conservation initiative, but also an artificial trout passage. I’m very lucky to live near such a nice park.

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

Fremont Water Conservation Art

09/22/13
Humboldt Redwoods

My Trip to Humboldt

This Summer I went on a short road trip to Humboldt County. I love the area, especially Ferndale. It’s too bad there are no real jobs up there and it is so remote. On the other hand, that is probably exactly what keeps it such a nice place. I got to visit my good friends Troi and Phyllis. Hoping to go back soon.

A Cat in an old wooden well in Garberville, CA.

A Cat in an old wooden well in Garberville, CA.

Downtown Eureka, CA

Downtown Eureka, CA

Ferndale, CA

Ferndale, CA

John Staedler, Rica, Troi & Phyllis

John Staedler, Rica, Troi & Phyllis

Humboldt Redwoods

Humboldt Redwoods

09/17/13
Social Media Networks Image for John Staedler Official Website

Social Media Links

For anyone interested, or with a particular inclination to a social network, I thought I’d post a list of the places where I currently have profiles. It’s mostly the same content on all the pages, for unique posting’s I usually just post them here (johnstaedler.com)

 

Social Media Networks Image for John Staedler Official Website

Social Media Networks Image for John Staedler Official Website

09/8/13
John Staedler Helicopter & Dog

John Staedler Childhood Photos

I was going through some old photos today trying to clean up pictures on my computer, and I came across these old photos of me and thought they might be fun to post on my blog. My favorite is seeing how fast my old dog grew next to how small I was. My dad built us a wooden helicopter in the backyard for us to pretend in. Posting a recent pic of myself as well at the bottom for contrast.

John Staedler Helicopter & Dog

John Staedler Helicopter & Dog

John Staedler in a High School Play

John Staedler in a High School Play

John Staedler with a Penguin Sweater

John Staedler with a Penguin Sweater

John Staedler in a Sailor Suit

John Staedler in a Sailor Suit

John Staedler's Dog

John Staedler’s Dog

John Staedler's Dog

John Staedler’s Dog

John Staedler

John Staedler

08/30/13
Dave's Art Show

My Friend Dave’s Art Show

My friend Dave put on an Art show this Summer during the South First Friday Art Walk and I helped him run tech with a few other friends.  My other friend William described the show as a “a migrating, multimedia 10-minute, five-poem show by the same title a consecutive seven times in three hours.” it was a lot of fun and got to learn about a great new art gallery in San Jose called Art Ark Gallery.

John Staedler at Dave's Art Show

John Staedler getting some last minute work done at Dave’s Art Show

John Staedler at Dave's Art Show

John Staedler and Terri helping at Dave’s Art Show

Dave's Art Show

William running the projector @ Dave’s Art Show

08/16/13
Conan the Pomeranian

Cate the Collie & Conan the Pomeranian

I watched my mother’s dogs for the weekend this Summer. They are a funny pair. Cate the Collie loves to chase a ball so much that we got her a machine that throws the ball for her. Conan the Pomeranian likes exploring under the deck more than he likes chasing the ball but the both keep each other company.

Conan the Pomeranian

Conan the Pomeranian

Kate the Collie

Kate the Collie

08/3/13
John Staedler Graduation

Graduation

After what seemed like forever, I graduated with my master’s degree this Summer. The ceremony was fun and had a great keynote speaker. I was very lucky to have such a supportive and intelligent graduate committee that helped me through the process. A friend of mine suggested we watch the movie The Paper Chaser in honor of it, but what stood out to me the most about that movie were the endless 70’s hairstyles.

John Staedler Graduation

John Staedler’s Graduation

John Staedler Graduation

John Staedler Graduation

The Paper Chase Movie

The Paper Chase Movie