Summer 2011

Summer 2011
Shane, Alexis, Ashlee,Leesa & Austin and Amanda

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Camping trip to Moon Lake

On the way to "The top of the World" on the Bear Wallow Road. A 4WD road that takes you up to nearly 11,000 ft. It is slow going and quite bumpy for the family but they didn't complain too much.

Ashlee and Alexis sitting on the grass at "The top of the World".

Moon Lake is fed by snow melt and Yes, the water is cold.
On the trail to Brown Duck.


This horse really seemed to like Austin. I know that Austin really liked him!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Company Trip - Four Seasons, Punta Mita, Mexico


We had our breakfast each morning in this open air restaurant at the resort. There are beautifuly crafted thached roofs on many of the buildings.

The rocks just off the beach are lit at night.

Sunset at the beach.

The Four Seasons Resort buildings in Punta Mita, Mexico are connected by lots of these pathways.

This is the building we stayed in.

The white sand beach at the resort. We did get to do some snorkeling but the ocean was a little rough which made it a little difficult for me any way. I did get to see an eel, sea snake and other colorful fish.

One of the restaurants at the resort. Located right on the beach. We had dinner here with Eric and Wendy Risch of Seattle. Good company!

The building we stayed at.

The view looking down on Punta Mita. I took a morning hike with a group of other tourists to the top of this hill.

A 400 year old fig tree at Punta Mita that I saw on the morning hike.

I wandered the beaches and got a few cool shots.


Part of Leesa's breakfast
The birds joined us each morning for breakfast.

The view over Utah on our flight home.

Fall/Late Summer Pics 2010









Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween


I'll add more later.

Cancun - Company Trip


This was my favorite part of the trip. A Sinote named "Rio Secreto". It was about a 1.5 hr. walk and swim thru this cave. Leesa told me that it was probably the coolest thing that she has ever done.

We swam thru this underground passage. It was the best part of the trip!

Looking out toward the entrance.



Cirrus clouds just before we descended into Cancun.

The beach looking East from our hotel; The Ritz-Carlton.

Just outside of our room was this hanging garden. The plants hang from the 8th and 9th floors down to the 4th floor.

This is the view from our balcony.

Me in the Ocean at our hotel. The color of the water and the sky was amazing!

Lifeguard shack.

Us at the "Rio Secreto" location where we were served lunch and then got a long van ride back to our hotel.



At the "Club Grill" at our hotel. There were 4 restaurants at the hotel. All 5 Star. The food was very good but honestly I think that the food at Carabbas is better.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall colors and cute kids


Capturing a good smile with Austin is a little more challenging than with the girls who have gotten pretty good at posing for the camera.

The road to the Squaw Peak lookout and Rock Canyon Campground is one of the best places to see the fall colors. Check out my photo blog to see more pics.




Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Moon Lake Trip


We finally made it to Moon this year. Almost didn't think that it was going to happen although we were only there for a few days. There weren't any cabins available so we stayed at the Rock Creek Bed and Breakfast.




Of course we had to stop by the Moon Lake Lodge to see the hummingbirds.


We spent time on the beach planing in the sand...




...and in the mud, throwing rocks in the water....

wading,

...and building islands.


This photo is of the night sky over Altamont, Bonetta and the surrounding small towns.


The Milky Way.


A beautiful spot on the road to Arta Lake.






This is about as good as it gets to getting Austin to hold still.


This is how we roll. Yes, the Girls did hang out the windows when we were off road.