Wednesday, June 29, 2005

And so vacation ends with a trip to Pick-up Stix with Pop and Nana. We don't know when they will be back to visit. This trip was great for all. The boys loved spending time with their grandparents. They will be sad in the morning when they leave.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Today we took the four mile hike through the anchient bristlecone pine forest. The boys did very well on the hike. The hike was listed as strenuous - it did not disapoint. We hiked past the oldest living things. There were trees that started growing just after the flood. The hike took about 3.5 hours. We all said we would do it again next year.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Sunday part two. After lunch we went to the top of Mammoth Mountain. The boys played in the snow, and kept us watching them to make sure they did not slide 3000 feet to the bottom. We saw a wedding party go up the lift, cake ane all. After we went on a small hike to the Fault. The we tried to go to a small stream, but the road was packed with a motocross convention. Tomorrow we plan to go boating at June Lake.

Today we went to Mono Lake to see the tufas. We had a slow hike around the lake. The boys chased the alkali flys, millions of them. We saw several ospry. One was flying with a fish in his talons. This afternoon we plan to go to the top of Mammoth Mountain.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

You thought gas was expensive in Valencia (or where ever you are). In Lee Vining it was over the top. It was cheeper inside Yosemite. Posted by Hello

It was about 8:30pm when we came upon this view. We were amazed by all the rich colors so late in the evening. The boys only saw these mountains in pictures -- they were asleep most of the way home. He hiked them into the ground. Posted by Hello

We saw these deer on our way back from the Valley floor. We were going by the meadows at the perfect time. The sun was just setting and all the animals were coming to the meadow. It was like Bambi, but without the hunters. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

We made it to Yosemite. Wonderful views, great falls, beautiful drive. The boys had a great time. We did several long hikes along the river. There were some crowds, but we found some places where it was just our family. On the way home we saw several herds of deer in the meadows. We will have a restful day tomorrow.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Day 3 of vacation. We are starting to feel rested. Today we went to Bodie - 10 miles of rugged road, then 3 miles of dirt. Wonderful place, on our must see again list. Everyone found something they liked.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

We hiked 2 miles up a closed road to see this view. It was well worth it. There was snow all along the road, the boys wanted to stop at every large drift. At the top there was no one but us. Very peaceful.

Day two of vacation. Inyo craters. So far everyone is well. Weather is perfect, sunny, clear, & a light breeze.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Our vacation to Mammoth begins. We were on the road at 8:35. Campbell and Cooper are packed away in the third row.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Our summer fire drill and ice cream social at GTY.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

My sister Natalie at a father's day celebration in Burbank.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Why I live in SoCal.

Travis Allen explains web site changes to our design company.

Some children volunteer at GTY. They did all the work behind them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

In my spare time I do HVAC repair. Not really, but I do know more about HVAC than I should. Let's talk about VAV boxes, cold decks, boilers, return air temps, and air noise.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mrs. Canem, Campbell, Ian, and Nathan sing "Jesus Loves the Little Children" for second hour Sunday school at Grace Community Church.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Campbell takes the General (Grandma's dog) on a walk. We've been dog sitting for the past few days. I think that we are ready for a dog of our own.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Customer Service at the Elephant Bar for Kristin's birthday lunch.

Sean/Ezra on the way to lunch at The Elephant Bar.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Campbell, Cooper, and grandpa on grandpa's 77th birthday.

Sean/Ezra shares his testimony with the staff of Grace to You.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

John driving us to lunch. Nice day to be out.

Monday, June 06, 2005

At the castle waiting for the fireworks.

Campbell and me at Disneyland after dinner.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Campbell and Cooper waiting for the fireworks at the Disney hotel.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Mrs. Flowers getting dinner ready.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Me in my office -- my first photo from phone to blog.
My boss has started a most excellent blog at . This means that I must put a little more effort in keeping this blog updated. I'm hoping to post at least one update per week, plus a photo of something intersting happening in our family.