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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hot Summer Day!

                          It's hot!
                 September 1, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Looking Up

       @ Laguna Beach, California USA

          

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cruising Wakatipu Lake - Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

 We had great expectations for our last evening in Queenstown and we were not disappointed.
First, we made our way through town to be at the boarding area for the TSS Earnslaw lake cruise.
We were on time!
 
 
 The TSS Earnslaw is a steamship and puts out a lot of black smoke...seems like pollution to me?!
Queenstown is back in the distance as we cruised for about an hour to our destination, a lovely dinner at a sheep farm.
 
 
 ...just in case!


 
 details are important!
 
 
 
 same emergency boat but from another level
 
 
 
 this boat is easy to spot on the lake!


Looking Up!

Just in case on the other side, too.

 
 beautiful Lake Wakatipu!
 
 
 Here is the sheep farm and our final destination.
 
 
 A look back towards Queenstown...
 
 
Our vessel shall wait...
 
Lake Wakatipu @ Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
November 30, 2012


Kiwi Zone - Queenstown, New Zealand

 No dogs here!
Kiwis are nocturnal and rarely seen in the wild during daylight hours...many visitors visit preserves to enjoy them.
 
 
 We were told that the burgers here are to die for!
A big dinner on the lake was planned for that evening so we passed on the temptation to indulge.
 
kind of a cute boat...
 
Walking about Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
November 30, 2012

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown, New Zealand

 Everyone wants to take in the magnificent view from every angle possible!
 
 
 ...and, the magnificent Lake Wakatipu is a glorious sight!
 
 



 Some come up the mountain with their own feet only and others bring bicycles.
 
 
 
 
 
Skyline Gondola & Lodge
Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
November 30, 2012


Gondolas and Bungee Jumping - Skyline Gondola, Queenstown, New Zealand

 a little bungee jumping alongside the gondola
 
 
...and a bit of a surprise to those riding up or down the mountain!
 
Skyline Gondola
Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
November 30, 2012

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Still Lovin' Trains

 
Noah's last day as a 2 year old...tomorrow he is 3!
Happy Birthday little guy!
Still Lovin' Trains
Watching trains cross the Cajon Pass, California USA
August 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Skyline Queenstown Luge - Queenstown, New Zealand

The time we spent above Queenstown was wonderful...the views were to die for!
We were amused with the Luge and watching people of all ages riding the chairlift back up the mountain when their ride took them down!
 
 

 

Ahhh...she's friendly!
 
 

They are absorbed with the views of the "Remarkable Mountains" and Lake Wakatipu.
 
 

Is Everyone Having Fun?
YES!
Queenstown, New Zealand
November 29, 2012
 


Someone is a 1st Grader!

 Someone is a 1st grader...
and that would be this guy!
 
 
 
 
 
 Little brother will miss him!
 
 






 cameras and more cameras!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7:45 a.m. (YIKES)
 
at home but ready to go!
August 5, 2013
first day of school 

Mammoth on a Bicycle - Mammoth Mountain, California USA

 I love crazy scenes like this!
A Mammoth riding a bicycle at Mammoth Mountain, California USA
 
 
 Such fun!
 
 
 
 
 

Mammoth Mountain, California USA
June 20, 2013

Riding the Gondola @ Mammoth Mountain, California USA

 Noah and I are on our way back down the mountain after spending an hour or so at the top.
 
 
 My little grandson loved the gondola ride as well as checking out all the rocks at the top!
 
 
 great views...
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 a view of the Minerets off in the distance...
 
July 20, 2013
Mammoth Mountain, California USA