Mom/Nana in Arizona

For this vacation in Arizona, Annette and I decided to take Mom. We wanted her to see landscapes, vegetation and other things that she had never seen before. I think we accomplished that. She said several times that she could not even imagine such geography/landscapes. We also wanted for all of us to have some …

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Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon

May 15, 2010 Annette and I allowed ourselves to sleep a little later this morning. We got up at 5:00 a.m.!! This allowed us enough time to throw on some clothes and walk down to the rim behind El Tovar before the sun came up over the horizon. We got some great pictures. Again, it …

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Arizona Highways

May 15, 2010 A lot of driving today. And these Arizona roads can be bears to deal with. They are long and straight and the view changes very slowly. You can see the mountains coming for miles and miles. Now, just to contradict what I just said, we were amazed at how quickly the terrain …

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Grand Canyon

May 14, 2010 Annette and I were up before dawn again today. We quickly threw on our clothes and rushed to catch the shuttle bus. We made it! We were 8 minutes early for the bus. So I set up my camera on the tripod and aimed it down into the canyon. But there wasn’t …

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Sedona to the Grand Canyon

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Annette and I drug ourselves out of bed very early again this morning. We wanted to get the sunrise on the red rocks. We chose to go out a path behind the swimming pool at the school. The view on the path was a great view of the coffee pot formation. …

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A day in Sedona

Good Morning, from high in the sky just west of Sedona, AZ!!! We had to get up way, way before breakfast for this adventure! But we were excited to do it.We were picked up at 4:55 a.m.(!!!) and driven to the set up zone. those guys have this balloon thing down to a science! They …

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Dust Storm

May 11, 2010 (Yes, I know I am a day late!) Those are not clouds in the sky! That is not fog in the air! That is a genuine, honest-to-goodness dust storm! A new experience for Annette, Mom and me! Look how the vehicle is appearing out of the dust! Look how the dust is …

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Painted Desert and Canyon De Chelly

May 10, 2010 Sometimes being in the wrong time zone can help. We all woke up before 5:30 and we were at the entrance to the Painted Desert by 7:15, which is only 15 minutes after the gates opened. We got some great light on the badlands of the painted desert. The colors were beautiful. …

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Transitions

Good Evening! Another successful day vacationing! We started out this morning by going to Walmart for a memory card reader because we forgot ours. We also got Annette some clip on sunglasses. Boy are they sexy! From there we went to Albertson’s Grocery to get things for lunches. OK! Ready to go. We drove to …

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We’re on our way!

This is a picture that Annette took with my phone. Obviously we are flying. Obviously we are on a Southwest Plane. Not so obvious is that we are on our way to Arizona with my Mom. The flight was smooth most of the way except for the screaming kid at the beginning of the flight. …

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Presque Isle Lighthouse

April 10, 2010 This is the lighthouse on Presque Isle State Park near Erie, Pa. The park is more commonly known as the peninsula. It was the end of a beautiful spring day. Warm enough inland, but cool enough near the water that you needed a jacket. The sun was going down and the lighthouse …

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Eric the Red

April 21, 2010 This is our dog, Eric the Red. He has been a joy to us. His intelligence level was not of the highest level. However, we loved seeing him run from room to room, expecially to the kitchen. We honestly believe that he would eat himself to death if given the opportunity. Unfortunately, …

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Stinky

April 3, 2010 – Woody This is my niece’s daughter. I guess that would make her my grand-niece. I guess that would make me an old fart. I guess that is why she is wrinkling her nose!

Bethany and the Light

April 3, 2010 – Woody This weekend, Annette’s sister Mary, her daughter Karyn and her daughter Bethany came for a visit. It has been so long since we have had little munchkins in our house. You don’t realize how un-kid-friendly your home is until you bring an active 13 month old in for a visit. …

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