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Estes Park Aerial Tramway

One of the fun things we did while we were in Colorado was to take the Estes Park Aerial Tramway. It’s an older tram and fairly small, which probably makes more fun. My older kids had been on a tram several years ago at Sandia Mountain in New Mexico, but not all of them even […]

Summer Junior Ranger Badges

Junior Ranger Badges bring mixed reactions in my family. I think they are a fun and educational project. Some of my kids agree with me. Some, well, maybe we won’t go there. So some of my kids had fun getting Junior Ranger Badges this summer, and all got them. We (meaning my kids) earned three […]

Flowers around the House

We sure have been enjoying flowers around our house this summer. Zippy snapped these beauties with her phone. Phone cameras are pretty nice these days. Especially as hers is a very old hand-me-down, actually.

 

 

 

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Injured Pine Siskin

We had a special visitor to our home–an injured Pine Siskin. He hid under a bushes for several days, and my boys would feed him out of their hands. Then one day he flew away. All is well, that ends well.

God sees the little sparrow fall, It meets His tender view; If […]

Mt. Rainier Photography

We all spent a lovely day at Mt. Rainier last week. Here are our photos from the day.

Mt. Rainier from Reflection Lake:

Mt. Adams in the distance.

Mt. Rainier:

Mt. Rainier from Myrtle Falls:

Sunset at Mt. Rainier from Sunrise:

 

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Crater Lake

Unfortunately, we didn’t leave Lassen National Park until late afternoon. I was mistaken on how long it was going to take us to get to Crater Lake, our next stop. We didn’t pull in to Crater Lake until 9 pm. It was (obviously) dark. It was freezing cold. It had just stopped raining, so everything […]

Lassen National Park

For us, the visit to Lassen took on a life of its own. First off, after spending a few days at Yosemite, my husband needed to fly home to work. So we dropped him off at the Sacramento airport, and a rather brave me started the long drive home that was to include more stops.

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Yosemite

Next on our trip, and the main point of our trip, was Yosemite. What an amazing park to visit! We were there during the wildfires, so we were not able to visit Tuolumne Meadows, which, of course, means that we will need to go back. (And I can’t wait!) We were able to visit most […]

Oregon Coast

To get in the mood for school this year, we took the first week of September and did some amazing sight seeing. I have finally uploaded the pictures to my computer, so this week I will share about the different places that we were able to visit. Enjoy!

Well, the first day we spent […]

Redwood National Park

Another Junior Ranger Badge for the kids’ collections.

We made a flying trip to Redwoods National and State Park with the cousins to see another national park and earn another junior ranger badge. We got a bunch of pictures so rather than write a bunch, I’ll let you wait for these pictures to all get […]