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Fun Times

I have SO many pictures from everyday, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few to share. I have a serious photo fetish! I may need therapy.

The hardest part is, that I can’t share any of the ones of Baby Girl with you. She is SUCH a doll! She is growing up so fast, and I am very glad that we got some time with her again. She will be almost a year old when they come back to Georgia for the winter.

I did manage to get a real neat slide show of our vacation made. JJ helped me. It has music, cool effects and everything… but WAY too big to put up on here. So, I am sending one to my mom and dad, Matt & Amy, and any one else in the family who wants one.

But for now, here are some photos of the next three or four days of our trip.

Monday: Dad & Carol came to visit us, and love on Baby Girl, in San Rafael.

The boys thoroughly enjoyed playing in the pool with Uncle Matt.

Papa & Carol thoroughly enjoyed the boys, and Baby Girl!

We had a very nice, casual day.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: We headed out to Bodega Bay with Matt & Amy. We hung out, played card games, geo-cashed, whale watched, hiked and ate yummy food.


A great geo-cash tree!! Actually, it was a great tree even without the geo-cashing. Harrison wants to move there when he grows up. I hope he forgets. It was pretty cold… I’d worry.

Do you see the dark dot on the left? It’s a sea-lion jumping out of the water. The whole island is covered with sea-lions. We could hear them barking.

As we were hiking, we came along this wild turkey. She was awesome! We could hear chicks too, but she was doing a good job of protecting them.

 At the Nicholas Green Memorial.

Thursday: Leaving Bodega Bay and heading back to San Rafael.

We LOVE the beach and enjoyed every bit of time there. The boys think that geo-cashing is one of their favorite things to do. Combine that with the beach and they are some very happy kids. Thanks Uncle Matt & Aunt Amy. You ROCK!





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A West Coast Day Slide Show

Grab your coffee and join me for a few moments to view our wonderful day on the West Coast!

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Oh, what a powerful ocean. I have great respect for it. Was almost taken by it at the age of two, and then again as a young adult. My mom said that there is no way I could remember the event that occurred when I was two – saying I was just too young to have any memory of it. Surly I was just remembering stories told about it. But I described what I could see from my “ocean facing land” view, and also described the cinderblock bathroom where they took me after my rescue to try to wash some of the sand out of my eyes, ears, nose and mouth. I was so little they just put me in the sink. She turned white – and said “I guess you DO remember it, because we’ve never talked about that part.”

But I still LOVE the ocean! I just keep my distance and am conscious of its strength. It is a reminder to me of how wonderful and powerful our God is. Majestic. Gotta LOVE it.

Well, we wound the day down with a big beautiful (double) rainbow and a visit to a neat candy shop – then some Mongolian Stir Fry. Thanks Rick. (I know… the candy and dinner are in the wrong order – but what can I say – we were on vacation!)

What a day. What memories. What great company! So glad that Harrison got to see/feel/smell and play in it!

Hope you enjoyed the slide show. (Please tell me if it was difficult to load up or anything. Too big?)

I’m ready to go back.




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A West Coast Day II

The town of Bodega Bay is where the movie ‘Bird’s’ was filmed. An Alfred Hitchcock movie – a must see! And I just love the little church along the road there. The first picture, of the church from a distance, shows the school building (next to the church) where much of the movie was filmed. Rent it if you haven’t seen it.

We stopped in Bodega we stopped at a little surf shop to get Jake some skim board wax. Got some coffee at a little shop next door too. Such a cute little town!

But a few minutes later… we made it to our first beach!!

Harrison was elated! He is, afterall, our Sea Monkey!

The two boys had a blast while Maurene, Rick and I had fun with our cameras!


A West Coast Beach slide show coming next.




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