Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WW: me, my boys and lots of rocks!

One serious rock fest under partly cloudy skies...

Apparently, I'll always have a thing for "rock" guys!
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Monday, July 30, 2012

The obsidian trail

It was super cold this day, and i almost sat in the car instead of going on the hike.
I am so glad that I went because it was a highlight of the trip for me!

It is a  hike also on the Newberry Monument, and the obsidian trail is amazing

A one mile hike thru the lava flow.

It was cold, beautiful and just amazing what a volcano can do!

Jack loved picking up the rocks and having  me take a picture of him with it...

and then they enjoyed throwing the rocks into rock holes on the trail...

Some of the rocks are super sharp so you can really tell how the Indians must have loved them.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lava tube

And then we got to go hiking in a lava tube!

It was really cool....figuratively and literally!
It is 42 degrees down in the wet, drippy tube!

We make it almost half a mile...the hard part is that it path is pretty narrow and people are going the other direction as well.

When you turn the flashlights off...it is pitch black!
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Volcano land

This place is amazing!
The lava damage with the 3 sisters in the background.

We are way up high at the lava land visitor center!

Looking down into the crown of a volcano.

Probably not the boys favorite spot.

but Loren and I thought it was pretty cool that you can hike around a volcano.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunriver, OR

And now we move on to the colder/wetter part of our vacation.
Thankfully, Loren bought this canopy right before we left...keeping us fairly dry.
And luckily it was only cold at night.

Our first night included major rain, thunder, lightning and a bit of hail....from 1am to 2:30 am...
(the boys slept thru it!)
Notice the waffle iron in the above pix...it was used to make paninis....lots of super duper yummy paninis!!!
If you have one at home...please try it!!!!
I like my ham and swiss panini with strawberry jelly.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And on the last day, it rainned

To conclude our crazy spokane weather...after so many super hot days...

It was cool and rainy....

Keeping Washington green and lush!
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Slippy slide

Cooling down from the heat!

Over and over again.

My inlaws have the best yard for a slip n slide, with a perfect hill!

This trip the boys have lived in the water!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WW: Fun and games with Gma Honey

I have no idea where this old air hockey table came from, but the boys LOVED it!

Way fun and way competition!
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