Monday, August 28, 2006

My grapes

No, not those kind. Picked these on Saturday.
My grapes

Friday, August 11, 2006

The vacation winds down

As the vacation winds down, we're now in Billings, Montana to spend the weekend. Our time in Cody, Wyoming was very fun as we went whitewater rafting and some went to the rodeo. Today the drive through the Beartooth highway certainly was an amazing drive. The kids were quite thrilled to throw a snowball in August and enjoy more breathtaking views.

After a couple of days of shopping, we'll be ready to head home. Shea may have an extended stay with Lebere's as they plan to spend the week in Red Lodge, Montana.

You may be wondering about the jumping photos. I'm implementing this tip and so far it think it's working.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mountain Fun

Wednesday was a fantastic day. We spent much of the morning on Lone Peak Mountain, hiking and simply enjoying a wonderful view from nearly 10,000 feet. We left Big Sky and headed for Cody, Wyoming. Along the way we spent time in Yellowstone enjoying some of the most spectacular views of God's creation. The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Yellowstone lake, bison everywhere and the incredible drive between Yellowstone and Cody.

Here's a video clip of our morning on Lone Peak. It's just video from my digital camera so quality is lacking. The DVD of the entire trip will be available later....for those interested and you know who you are!

As usual, all photos are housed on flickr.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fun in Yellowstone

Holiday fun continued today as we spent it in Yellowstone. Monday we had a nice morning but rain put an end to most of our plans. Today's nice weather allowed us to get in a full day. Highlights over the past couple of days include:

  • Sam and Tegan earning $50 for stripping down to their underwear and swimming to the Ousell Falls in near freezing water
  • Having the hotel guy tell us the coffee shop isn't open at 3pm.
  • Old Faithful
  • Swimming and riding the currents in the Firehole River
  • Martha and Emmy in the bear cage
More pictures on flickr.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Montana Fun...the beginning

Skycrest condosOur holiday is starting off very well. Highlights include:
  • A stop in Miles City
  • Paula breaking stuff in a store
  • Me dominating in a go-kart race
  • Some sweet deals in the mail
  • Sam ordering an expensive meal he couldn't finish
  • Emmy's crush on the waiter at the Olive Garden
  • Penny freaking out as she thought she lost Emmy
  • Tegan searching for wireless hotspots
  • A mountain walk
Martha is also blogging her version
Pictures on Flickr