Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dads Birthday

Friday was my Dads 55th Birthday and he retires from his job on the 29th. For his birthday all of us took him to a special Halloween party at Disneyland. We had A LOT of fun!!!!! We got to Disneyland in the middle of the afternoon and spent most of the day going on rides and stuff. Then at 7 that night we went over to Disney's California Adventure (next door to Disneyland) where the Halloween party was being held. We spent until midnight going on rides, dancing and getting candy.

We all dressed up (except for G-pa) for the party. Dad and Louise wore Hawaiian shirts and lays. Jason went as a Disney Pin Trader, which isn't all that difficult for him to pull off considering that he has over 700 Disney pins. Jason was all decked out with his pin trading bag and hat and he had Disney shirts on. Robin and I decided that we would go as our favorite Disney character (Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore). I wore Eeyore pj's and slippers and a Eeyore purse that looks like a stuffed animal. Robin wore the same thing but with Pooh. It might have been childish wearing character pj's but when we didn't get home until 1 AM it was nice that all we had to do was climb into bed HEHEHE!!!!!

On Sunday we are going over to Dad and Louise's apartment to have cake and ice cream and give him the rest of his birthday/retirement present. We got him a record player/radio/CD player/tape player. It is REALLY nice. It looks like an old-fashioned oak radio. He has been wanting a record player for awhile now. He has A LOT of records that he hasn't been able to play, now he can. HAPPY BIRTHDAY & RETIREMENT DAD!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Family Road Trip

We just returned from our 1,918.0 mile road trip. We traveled through the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

Our first stop was Lake Powell. Grandpa fished Lake Powell twice each year for 23 years. He wanted to see it again before he became completely blind. He also wanted Amber, Jason and I to experience it too since we haven't seen it yet. We took a 7 1/2 hour boat ride all the way to Rainbow Bridge and back. The water was about 100 feet below the full capacity mark. The scenry was breathtaking with all the beautiful rock formations. We also toured the the large dam that seperates Lake Powell from the Colorado River.

On our way to Colorado, we stoped off at Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and Four Corners. Monument Valley has many interesting and unique rock formations. Mesa Verde is a collection of many cliff dwelings where ancient people lived. Four Corners is where 4 states (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado) meet together. This is the ONLY place in the US where 4 states meet together in one spot.

Then it was off to Durango, Colorado. This is where we went to catch a steam engine train to Silverton, Colorado. We spent 3 1/2 hours on the train going through the most spectacular sceanery in the country. Then we were able to spend 2 hours exploring the historic town of Silverton. It was beautiful. Then we spent another 3 1/2 hours on the train going back to Durango. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!! The tain followed the Animas River, a BEAUTIFUL river that was mostly an emerald green color. On our way out of Durango, we stopped and got our pictures taken at an old west picture studio. It was SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!!! Amber and I dressed up as old west gun slingers. Grandpa was dressed as a getleman. Can you guess what Jason was dressed as???? He (of course) was dressed as a train conductor (Amber and I robbed his train).

Our last stop before arriving home was a trip to the Grand Canyon. Amber and I haven't been to the Grand Canyon since we were about 10. It was SOOO AMAZING how the Colorado River made such a HUGE canyon like that.

That night we stayed in Williams, Arizona. We wanted to see the town where my mom and her husband are gong to move to in about 3 years. It was a nice little town.

Then it was time to come home again (Amber and I couldn't talk Grandpa and Jason into staying gone longer) Oh well. We need to get home to grandma, and our birds and cats.

So untill next time... Enjoy some of the pictures we took.