Happy 17th Birthday Sebastian!  We couldn’t have asked for a better son (and brother).

Mom & Dad (and Sophia)


A Visit To Hartley Park

Sophia and her cousins enjoyed the fall weather on Saturday while they hiked at Hartley Park.  Mike and I enjoyed it too!

And they’re off…

Pause for a deer.

A tree blocking the path.  Under it?  Over it?  On it!

Off it!

The view from the top of Rock Knob.  There is even a glimpse of Lake Superior in the distance.  Bonus points if you can find the ship.

Back down the hill.

Another stop at the downed tree.

A quick look at the pond.

Back to the house for pizza!

Summer Vacation | Day 6

On day six of our summer vacation, we drove north from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon.  Along the way, we made a quick pit stop.  We noticed more than a dozen of these guys checking us out at our roadside rest stop.  They were looking for some handouts.  Sophia and I fed them strawberries until a large bird flew overhead and they scattered.

The Grand Canyon | South Rim

Rain clouds along with thunder and lightning moved into the area.  I tried to photograph the lightning, but was too slow.

Sophia and Mike found the “50 Years Ago” medallion along the path of the South Rim and had to take a picture.  Perfect timing since Mike’s 50th birthday would be the following day.

The ride home was beautiful…

Up Next: Day Seven– Another gorgeous day in Sedona, Smokey Bear and a 50th Birthday celebration.