Friday, August 27, 2010

Remote controlled helicopter at Washington Park

Remote controlled helicopter at Washington Park

You can click on an image for a larger view.

If I'm reading the markings on these items correctly, the remote is a Skektrum DX6i Transmitter and the Helicopter is a Blade CX3 MD 520N BNF Micro Helicopter.

These RC Helicopter photos are also available here on Facebook.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Please help me find stolen boys bicycle (see photo)

I could use your help.

My family fixed up this boys bicycle to give to a family with 3 small boys.

We replaced the tires (those are Walmart tires with kevlar)
and we did oil the chain...sadly after I took this picture and not before.

We also gave the family a bike lock and chain.

Evidently, the thief smashed the lock and nabbed the bike.

This is the second bike stolen from them in a year.

This bike they only had for 6 weeks or so.

I do have the serial number.

I'm guessing that an adult stole it for instant transport and dumped it when they got to their destination....or not...

Please help me find this stolen boys bicycle.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Taste of Downtown Springfield photos

Southwind Park Updates July 2010

Southwind Park Updates
July 2010

I thought the big Southwind Park news of the week would be the new asphalt covering Southwind. It's very nice for bicycling.

As it turns out, the big news is that Southwind Park now has bus service.

If I'm reading this right, at this point in time the park has bus service just on Saturdays.
Here is the SMTD page for the Southwind bus route.

It goes from the park to Capitol and Sixth Street, then to 5th and back to Southwind Park.
Check this website for updates.

Search the local paper for stories regarding Southwind Park

Search for stories on our local bus service

Harvard Park School construction

Harvard Park School construction

Related weblinks...

Harvard Park School

Search for "Harvard Park" at

Washington Park's Iron Spring Reconstruction Project

Discuss Washington Park's Iron Spring reconstruction project on the Springfield email list at:

Springfield Parks Foundation page regarding the IronSpring Project

Washington Park (Springfield, IL) is on Facebook

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Rock the Dock 2010 fireworks and band photos

Rock the Dock 2010

Fireworks and band photos

Springfield area guide to Fireworks shows, etc. 2010

Share your fireworks photos on the Springfield email list at

Rock the Dock is held at the Lake Springfield Marina!/LakeSpringfieldMarina

The SJR's Rock the Dock coverage

I think the band shown at the top of the page is "The Station".

Fireworks event photos pages from previous years...
Are you or your friends in these photos?

2007 Scenes from the Downtown fireworks

Rock the Dock and new restaurant at Lake Springfield Marina

Check the weather before you go...

Intellicast weather radar for the area.

Central Illinois weather reports from NOAA.

WICS TV 20 weather report

You knew that sooner or later someone was going to ask...

Are July 4th fireworks bad for the environment?

Tips for photographing fireworks...

Tips From Smithsonian Photographers

And from the Imaging Resource website...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

KIKU Japanese Steak and Seafood House

KIKU Japanese Steak and Seafood House

Kiku's is an excellent Teppanyaki restaurant.
My family loves this place.

A teppanyaki volcano.

My favorite seaweed salad.
I've bought the seaweed salad at Walmart's sushi bar and it just isn't as good as Kiku's.
I don't understand what the difference is, but Kiku's is the best.

Photos above and below: some of the sushi available at Kiku's.

Below: The famous ginger and yum yum sauces.

KIKU Japanese Steak and Seafood House

3325 Robbins Road
Springfield, Illinois 62704

Phone - 217-698-5458

Kiku's on the web...

A la carte: Japanese steak, seafood house opens for business

Posted Feb 14, 2009 @ 08:33 PM

KIKU JAPANESE STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE, which features chefs cooking at tableside grills, has opened at 3325 Robbins Road, site of the old CLUBHOUSE and LA SORELLA.
Read entire article at:

KIKU Japanese Steak and Seafood House is on Facebook

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