Monday, June 28, 2010

unhappy with ice cream

I think this is the most unhappy I’ve ever seen a child with ice cream that’s still on the cone.

I have no idea who the kid is, but it's a picture from Ellie's 1st birthday party.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

camping with the fam at Big Trees State Park

I was one point away from skunking Val at cribbage.  She pegged over the line though and was (is) very proud of herself.  Geigy would be impressed.


Turns out Carl is the most consistent at roasting the perfect marshmallow.


We had a bear visit us the first night.  Turns out they’re smart enough to open the doors to the lockers but haven’t realized they can break the extra chain (yet).

So the bear that opened up our locker didn’t get in but made a big racket.  When Val and Gary woke up and made some noise (i got there eventually) it meandered off but not before checking the back of my truck for anything good.


A big tree (hence the name of the park).


Amanda and Emily, our tour guides.


Val and me between some big trees.


We went rappelling and spelunking at Moaning Caverns.  This is at the end of the 165ft rappel.  Val went first, but unfortunately got stuck dangling for a while at the end.


I got stuck in a hole spelunking.  After I failed to get through, the guide told us that the biggest person she’s seen go through that hole was 105lbs.  I’m pretty sure this was the 1st time my butt was too big for something.


The classic goofy grin self portrait.


Robby going through ‘the pancake press’.


Jarrett’s second trip through ‘the birth canal’.


Unfortunately we don’t have a before shot to go with this after shot, but we didn’t actually get too dirty.


Robbie’s coveralls had a hole….


Val cooking under a tree (in the rain) on the last day.  Well, it was supposed to be the penultimate day, but we decided to make it the last day due to the soggy conditions.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Open window

-SteveThe window in my hotel room opens! (albeit in an odd way)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

San Diego Trip

Val and I made a quick trip to San Diego to see Michelle, Chad and Olivia (teo cousins) as well as my buddy Nate over Memorial Day weekend.

With Mich, Chad and Olivia on or near the USS Midway.

Snorkeling with Nate in La Jolla Shores.