Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Home at last... for how long?


yellowstone New look for front and backyard

coit tower, San Francisco

Bonnie and kids back home in Moscow one of our babybirds in the backyard

snow on top of Logan pass at Glacier

Stanford University Redwoods

Fishermen's wharf, San Francisco
Golden Gate bridge Trolley in SF

Looking at this year's photo album, it seems we had a major trip for every month. I feel a bit exhausted, and wouldn't mind staying home for a while. The yard looks fabulous, esp. since Sam and I put in some real muscle in the front and back, ripping out whole flowerbeds and doing them over.

Of course, we did our monthly trip.... right after I got back from visiting with Emily in Vegas, I had a short week to recover and it was time to help Bonnie get back home. She had spent almost a month with us, having fun and visiting, but it was so much more hectic than we had planned, that she needs to come back soon, so we can do all the stuff we had planned but never got around to. So we drove to Moscow, in 2 cars, and then took the short cut thru Glacier and Yellowstone and the Tetons home. Glacier is still as lovely as ever, they had just opened the week before and were busy with road construction, lots of snow still at the top. It was so nice to see all the lakes and reservoirs full. And the wild flowers were just beautiful and so abundant.

I guess I never posted any pictures from our San Francisco Trip. It was great fun and we had the time of our lives. Sam had grown up in Palo Alto; and had an Aunt in San Francisco, so those were all his old stomping grounds and I had a superb tour guide. I was so impressed by Stanford. What a beautiful University. What a lucky guy to have gone to school there. I loved the Redwoods too. (Emily said it would be easier to do my writing first and then do the pictures... we shall see... well, the pictures are a horrible jumble... maybe I can add some sense to them.