Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Fun 2010

We rode the carousel in Seattle. Weeeee!

We visited the Gingerbread house display. Such creativity & the CANDY!!

Horse and Buggie ride in the rain. Poor driver was out there in the rain. Poor horse was soooo wet. Thank you Mr. Horse & driver for pulling our buggie so nicely through the streets of Seattle in the rain.

Merry Christmas to all & God bless you in the New Year!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

"Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
Matthew 2:2

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Northwest Trek July 2010

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. I loaded these pics a long time ago and didn't finish. So here it is, our trip to Northwest Trek with my daughter's friend and his family.

My daughter is in blue and my son is to her left. H's friend from school is on her right with his sister and his mom is in front.

We stayed most of the day and rode the tram to see the range & forest animals and toured the rest on foot. There are some interesting wild animals, not like zoo animals. Many are injured and cannot fly or protect themselves in the wild so they live at NW Trek now. It is nice that we can visit them there.

Heading for the line to board the Tram.

These animals don't seem to mind getting close to the Tram at all so we got some good pictures.

Enjoying some lollipops!!

Our first attempt at a group photo. LOL!!

See Mr. Bear over there?

Mr. Centipede or whatever he was.

In the wolf's den spying on the wolves in their habitat.

The pelts are so soft.

This bird was so cool. It had a leash and was tethered to a long line. The guy set her in the tree and she flew to him for a snack.

Here's the same guy with a Beaver. He showed us how the Beaver washed his tummy and how he swam by giving signals. He said that these animals are not taught tricks. They only teach them signals to get them to do the things they would normally do in the wild. Like the guy rubbed his tummy to get the Beaver to clean his own tummy for us to see. It was so cute!

What a great time we had, walking and talking and seeing wildlife, the beauty of God's creation.

Have a good weekend. BYE!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lake Mowich August 2010

In August the kids and I took a day trip to an area near Mt Rainier. We visited a river, a forest trail and a lake. I wanted to take the kids to a waterfall that I enjoyed as a child with my family, but the road washed out six years ago. I was surprised and disappointed. We decided to drive the sixteen miles up to the lake instead.

Enjoy some pictures of God's great country in the pacific northwest.
My son and I. He is now more than an inch taller than me. When did that happen?

My daughter is close behind in the growing department.

We crossed this old, very high bridge and took the pictures of us up there. I was a little scared to look over the edge.

The deck of the old bridge. Would you drive over this bridge? I know it's over 50 years old and that made me think twice, but we drove over it, cuz if we didn't we'd miss out on what was on the other side.

We continue on up the road.

To Carbon River. A glacier river that carves a new path through the riverbed every year. This is just a small arm of it. H and I were too chicken to cross it and walk to the main river. J crossed over on a log, but I got dizzy when I could see the river rushing under the log I was walking on. So I came back.

Bouncing on an old fallen tree.


Next we went to a trail in the forest. It was beautiful. So much green and boardwalks and bridges, tiny pools of cool, clear water. Even some berries and Skunk Cabbage. The bloom smells just like a skunk.

Walking through Skunk Cabbage. No blooms at this time. That's okay with me.

Crossing one of the bridges. I love these boardwalks and bridges.

Back on the road to Lake Mowich. Sixteen miles of unpaved road, but worth the trip.

I told ya it was worth it. It was so quiet up there. People were everywhere (the parking lot was full), but we didn't see or hear very many.

A small meadow full of wild flowers and buzzing bees.

We waded in here for a bit and started a short walk.

I call this Turtle Island. It's a fun place to play and take pictures from.

Wading some more at Turtle Island.

Mt. Rainier peaking over that hill.

I love how clear and aqua the water looks.

Just me sittin' on a big rock by the water.

Looks peaceful doesn't it? The beauty of God's earth.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Summer 2010 Was Great

This is just one view that I'll be sharing with you as I play catch up on my blog. My blog is like my photo album. So if you like looking at scenery you'll like dropping by my blog.

I apologize again for not posting regularly. I think that since my routine changed when I returned to work I had way less time to spend on my blog. Then when summer came I just wanted to play and relax.

So what I'm saying is I'll probably be an occasional blogger just as I've been doing for about a year now. As for following, I'm pretty sure that isn't a high priority right now.

Thanks for following me when you can. I do appreciate it and I love your comments. You have been kind to drop in and visit.