Thursday, January 21, 2016

Honolulu Zoo

Autumn spent her day getting poked and prodded at the dentist and doctor and Kylie and I got to have a fun visit to the Honolulu Zoo! (With the exception of the monstrous peacocks that terrorize the lunch cafeteria! I warned Kylie that they would be to scary - just like last time, but ultimately the scent of deep fried chicken strips was too much for her to resist, and tearful screams ensued!)


 Welcome to the zoo

 Tranquil morning


 A roaring lion!


 My turn!


 In bloom

 Fun morning

Bye-bye penguins

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Back to Honolulu

As usual, we had a few days in Honolulu before flying back to Majuro. A few wonderful days of the big city, great restaurants, sun, swimming pools, and fun!

 A very exciting whale statue at SeaTac!

 Ready for touristing fun

 Rainbow in the valley

 Ladies manicure day

 Big city buildings! 
(I'm going to miss these!)

 Looking down from our deluxe penthouse in the sky!

 Ok! Let's swim!

 Oooh! It's cold! 
(compared to the equator!)


 Hee hee hee!

 Now I'll take YOUR picture dad!

We're probably the only visitors here who prefer the non-ocean view!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Last day of Winter (for us)

Here are the last looks at winter for a while.

 Snowy leaf

 A single flake

 Snow on pine boughs

 A tiny star

 Do you wanna build a snowman?


 Snowy ponderosa

 Nom nom nom

The world's most beautiful snow-woman

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Back to Kettle Falls

We had such a great visit with everyone on our winter vacation! Here's a roundup of photos from phones, Instagram and anything else that was floating around in the cloud.

 Farm cappuccino!

Pancake helper

 Egg washer

 Chewelah detour

 Tape tunnel

 Fun with cousin Annie

 Pottery painting

 Quality time with gramps

 Happy New Year!

 Learning to drive with grandma


 Yurt view

 Kylie's bathtub view

 Snowy road

 This is my 4:00am face!

 Let's go to Disneyland!

I'm decorating grandpa as a Christmas tree!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Downtown Palm Springs & Tram

Since we didn't really get a chance to be tourists in Palm Springs last time, we tried to squeeze everything in this weekend. We went shopping downtown with Julie one morning and up to Mt. Jacinto State Park on the aerial tram for a family dinner one evening. Sun & snow!

 Mod architecture

 Barrels o' fun

 Home of the stars!

 Primped palms




 Mt. Jacinto

 The Tram!

 Snowy cascade

 Up we go - down they go

 The Coachella Valley


 Snowy pines

 Windswept landscape

 Frozen cheese!

 A spooky old tree

 View from the top

Winter wonderland!

 Mountaintop panorama