Wednesday, July 28, 2010
One of the blessing of living in Southeast Idaho is that we are very close to some world class hikes in the Tetons and Yellowstone. One of our favorites, which we do almost every summer is Union Falls in Yellowstone. Union Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yellowstone and nearby is Ouzel Falls, a hot spring swimming hole which is just the perfect temperature for a summer dip.
The hike is 16 miles round trip, which makes this great swimming hole hard enough to reach that usually, and thankfully this year, we have the place all too ourselves. The only unwelcome guests were an unusual number of horse flies and mosquitoes, hence we ate our lunches mostly submerged.
This year the hiking party included Dale, Reese, Taylor, Steve, Jenna and her friend Melinda.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We just returned from our annual alumni day at Lagoon. The kids had a great time and Isaac our very tall 4-year old was able to ride nearly all of the big kid rides and he did and loved it (though we were only able to get picture of he and Emrie in the kiddie area).
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We took a quick trip to Brown's Point, followed by Dash Point, both on the Puget Sound. Isaac really enjoyed looking for crab's under rocks and then later talking to real crab fishermen, including an 8 year old boy named Justin at Dash Point. The day was beautiful and actually very hot for this area approaching 100 degrees.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
One of our favorite Tacoma activities is a visit to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. The kids loved seeing live sharks, an animal show, a tiger, a gigantic walrus, and much more. It was especially nice to enjoy the day with Matthew, Aubrey, and Cooper.
Monday, July 5, 2010
No one throws parties like Cory and Lisa Brown, and our Independence Day celebration was no exception. We enjoyed seeing a massive fireworks display courtesy of Brian Wilp and the kids were so happy to play with Madeline, Kayla, Gunner, and Nolan. Of course, Grandpa Dorman was the grand host and the food was fabulous!!