Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Seaton Hospital in Kyle


Seaton Hospital in Kyle
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
The grey sky just made this look cool... I really dig the giant cross on the side of the hospital as well. It serves as a nice reminder of who's REALLY in charge.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Is this NOT the fanciest McDonalds you've ever seen?

OK... not sold yet? Here's a FIREPLACE.



...and the kids play area  (in addition to the climbing zone) has these interactive instruments that really play... neat. This child was strumming the guitar... and there was real strumming sounds coming from the speakers on the ceiling. Neat.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Who's That Clown With A Guitar? 


Why... that's Ronald McDonald! The new McDonald's Restaurant opened up in Kyle this month. It's only the second restaurant in town with a kids play area... this is a photo of the mural on the wall.

VERY neat looking McDonalds. Probably the fanciest I've ever seen.

I'll post a shot of the interior tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My 2 year-old thought it was snowing this past weekend when she walked out to our driveway. It's actually the flower-petals from the tree in the background blowing all over our back yard and on my truck. I thought it'd make a nice picture. Spring is springing up in Kyle, Texas!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baptism @ KUMC


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Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Pastor Dave Dillon conducts his first baptism ever at the Kyle United Methodist Church in Kyle, Texas http://www.kyleumc.com

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birdhouse


Birdhouse
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Never had a bird live here. We actually bought the bird house for our sister in law about 4-5 years ago... and then we remembered she wasn't a fan of bird houses. It's hung in this tree ever since.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bread Sticks from Fox Pizza

These are quite possibly the best breadsticks I've ever had at a restaurant. Every few weeks we end up at Fox's Pizza ordering a large pizza and breadsticks... feeds a family of 4 pretty nicely for a nominal price (I'd tell you how much it was if I remembered.. somewhere around $20...)

This is at the Fox's Pizza Den in Kyle, Texas.
foxspizzadentexas.com/

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nice.


Airbrushed Tailgate
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This was the truck at the stoplight in front of me in Downtown Kyle a few days ago. Nice work.

Maybe it's the fact that I grew up in Laredo, Texas... but I've always been a fan of the airbrushed tailgate. I've wanted to do it to my truck... but I can never settle on what I'd like. I know.. it's a bit "old school" or "uncouth" to do something like this... but that's just how I roll.

What I'd REALLY like is to have the Trans-Am Firebird airbrushed on my hood. I'm a little WT that way. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Flowering tree
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Spring has Sprung in Kyle Texas. The great amount of rain we've gotten in the last few months will equal some AMAZING wildflowers soon. I can't wait to take those shots.

This is the tree in my yard. I may have a yard that is a "weed garden with a grass problem" but at least my tree is pretty.
:)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Someone can't wait.


Someone can't wait.
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
My pet peeve... people who shoot down the side of the road (not in a lane) when there's a little line. This guy deserves my "guy I don't like too much today" award. (I was even nice and blurred his license plate.)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I wondered what happened to Primus

Apparently they sell real estate in Kyle now. I wonder if "Wynona" is looking for a new home.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tree in Kyle


Tree in Kyle
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is at the corner of Main and the access road.. on the 4-Way Auto Care land. I don't know what kind of tree this is... but it sure is interesting.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Superbaby...


Superbaby...
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I was throwing my 2 year old up in the air and my 5 year old caught the perfect photo. HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grease Recorvery.


Grease Recorvery.
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Now HERE"S a recovery group I need to join.

Just kidding... this is on the side of the building at Jack IN The Box in Kyle.

Yeah.. it made be laugh.. so I took a photo. Now you're looking at it.
:)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lion mask / Actobat head


Lion mask / Actobat head
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Backstage at the Hays Performing Arts Center in Kyle after the kindergarten class performed the Dragon Dance during the "JUMP Into Diversity" day.

My daughter is wearing the lion head.
Yes... I tried it on too.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

In December... these were inside homes in the Plum Creek neighborhood of Kyle. This past weekend the Landscape Committee bundled up the trees... and by now they are sunk into the neighborhood's lake in order to create fish habitats.

Yes... we're a little big odd in Plum Creek... call us what you will... but I think we have more fun than most neighborhoods. We've got a HUGE party coming up in May, great neighbors, and lots of things to keep us engaged.

Here's a story on Plum Creek from March 5 - http://www.statesman.com/homes/new-homes-guide/residents-benefit-from-smart-planning-in-plum-creek-321873.html

Actually... if you want to hear about the future development of Plum Creek... you should go to tonight's joint session of the Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meeting at 6:30 at city hall. I hear Plum Creek will be the only thing on the agenda. Neat.

Monday, March 08, 2010


Stacey and her cake
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Olive Will Be Born Today!!!

This is a photo of Stacey at her baby shower a few weeks ago. Stacey is set to have her baby today. So... please help me welcome "Olive Dunkin" to the world (provided the doctor was right that it's a girl... and they don't change their mind on the name).

Woo-Hoo! Can't wait to meet you Olive! Congrats Dunkin Family!

UPDATE: Baby Olive Dunkin has arrived! She was born at 8:15 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz.

YEA!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Old City Hall (2/10)


Old City Hall (2/10)
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
It's in the midst of being rennovated. I'm hoping at some point I'll be able to take a peek inside.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Really? How!


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Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Saw this on the side of a work truck in town.

You know... if I could achieve clear hands I'd be some kind of superhero.

Friday, March 05, 2010


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Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I ate at Pho Thaison with the family last week. Took some pictures of the food. Here's the California Roll. My kiddos (5 and 2) are ga ga over sushi. They'll each down an order and a bowl of soup as dinner. It's a pretty neat thing to watch.

The bonus is... the California Rolls at this place are just $3. Dinner for the family is usually under @20.

I've not had anything that wasn't good. My personal favorite is Pho Thaison's BĂșn - "B2" which is a Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl with grilled pork slices and an eggroll on top.

Here's what that looks like:
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Pho Thaison
5401 FM 1626. Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-3205
http://www.phothaison.com/

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ditch bird in Kyle


Ditch bird 2
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I don't know what kind of bird this is... anyone?
It's currently living in the ditch behind my house in the Plum Creek Neighborhood of Kyle, Texas

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hays Performing Arts Center - 3/2

Yesterday was the primaries. Voting was done. I haven't checked to see who won what but there's one thing certain. The sign-making companies certainly came out on top.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


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Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Here's my Jack-In-The-Box Jack Ball enjoying a nice afternoon in Kyle, Texas. He told me to let you know the city is "Simply Charming." Then he recommended the Sourdough Jack.

Happy Texas Independence Day.

Today is also voting day. Vote in Kyle, Texas. Here are the polling locations from this site:

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION
MARCH 2, 2010
Click HERE for Democratic Polling Locations Map
PRECINCTS POLLING PLACE
110/113 Elections Office
401-C Broadway St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
111/112 Dunbar Center
801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666
114/120 San Marcos Housing
Residents Office
820 Sturgeon
San Marcos, TX 78666
116 Hernandez Intermediate School
333 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
127
Tobias Elementary School
1005 E FM 150
Kyle, TX 78640
221/225 Performing Arts Center
979 Kohlers Crossing
Kyle, TX 78640
223/227 Kyle City Hall
100 W Center St.
Kyle, TX 78640
224/228 Buda City Hall
121 N. Main St
Buda, TX 78610
226/230 Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 N FM 1626
Buda, TX 78610
229/234 Goforth Water Supply
8900 Niederwald Strasse
Niederwald, TX 78640
315 Doris Miller Jr. High
301 Foxtail Run
San Marcos, TX 78666
330/334 Lamar Annex
500 W Hutchison St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
331/332/336 Horizon Bay
Auxiliary Room
1720 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666
333/335/337 Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Rd 12
Wimberley, TX 78676
440 Henly Baptist Church
200 Henly Loop
Henly, TX 78620
441/449 DSISD, Administration Office
510 West Mercer St
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
442/448 Driftwood Community Center
15100 FM 150
Driftwood, TX 78619
443/444 Sunset Canyon Baptist Church
4400 E Hwy 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
446/447 Travis Elementary School
1437 Post Road
San Marcos, TX 78666






REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION
MARCH 2, 2010
Click HERE for Republican Polling Locations Map
PRECINCTS POLLING PLACE
110/113 Health Department
401 A Broadway ST
San Marcos, TX 78666
111/112 Dunbar Center
801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666
114/120 San Marcos Housing
Residents Office
820 Sturgeon
San Marcos, TX 78666
116 Hernandez Intermediate School
333 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
127
Tobias Elementary School
1005 E FM 150
Kyle, TX 78640
221/225 Performing Arts Center
979 Kohlers Crossing
Kyle, TX 78640
223/227 Kyle City Hall
100 W Center St.
Kyle, TX 78640
224/228 Buda City Hall
121 N. Main St
Buda, TX 78610
226/230 Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 N FM 1626
Buda, TX 78610
229/234 Goforth Water Supply
8900 Niederwald Strasse
Niederwald, TX 78640
315 Doris Miller Jr. High
301 Foxtail Run
San Marcos, TX 78666
330/334 First Presbyterian Church
410 W Hutchinson St
San Marcos, TX 78666
331/332/336 First Lutheran Church
130 W Holland
San Marcos, TX 78666
333/335/337 St Mary's Catholic Church
14711 Ranch Rd 12
Wimberley, TX 78676
440 Henly Baptist Church
200 Henly Loop
Henly, TX 78620
441/449 DSISD, Administration Office
510 West Mercer St
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
442/448 Driftwood Community Center
15100 FM 150
Driftwood, TX 78619
443/444 Sunset Canyon Baptist Church
4400 E Hwy 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
446/447 Travis Elementary School
1437 Post Road
San Marcos, TX 78666

Monday, March 01, 2010


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Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is the front grill of one of the Fire Engines of the Kyle Fire Department. Almost as snazzy as their new building.



Below you'll see my shots from the Grand Opening of The Miller-Whitaker Fire Station #1. As a bonus there's a few shots of the The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas Blood mobile and me giving blood. :)

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