Our house in the spring...
Colorado, July 2004
A sizable fraction of our extended family, on a hike in the hills over Dillon. Pam's map,
and a big clap of thunder, helped convince us that this was a good spot to turn around.
The view of Dillon from the trail; the dam is in the center, and Frisco's visible in the distance.
Sam biking on Keystone Gulch Road.
A beaver dam and hut on the creek in Keystone Gulch.
Jon and Sam on the continental divide at Loveland Pass. Yup, it's cold up there, even in July...
Homes on a ridge overlooking Dillon Reservoir. Interestingly, the
reservoir, which is on the western side of the continental divide,
exists to supply water to
Denver and other cities on the eastern side of the divide. There's a
10-foot-diameter tunnel that carries water from the reservoir over the
divide to the east.
So the maxim that a drop of rain that falls on the west side of the
divide will end up in the Pacific Ocean doesn't quite hold any more...
The crew biking outside of Frisco: Sam in front, Jamie, Mike, Denna,
Marisa and Mike standing, and Paul and Pam lurking in the background.
Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge and Keystone have a wonderful network of
bike paths winding through the region. And if the weather's not right
biking, the buses run everywhere, and are free! Hope the philosophy is contagious - great quality of life.
Sam in front of a pebble she shook out of her shoe; shouldn't have leaned against that tree, though...
Cornwall, October 2003
The family (Helga, Chris, Sam, Barbara, Roger and Pam) in Falmouth, at the Cornwall Maritime Museum.
Chysauster, an Iron-Age village on the Penwith Peninsula, with the rolling hills and latticework fields of Cornwall in the mist.
Barbara, Chris and Roger contemplating life in an Iron-Age Cornish village...
Sam on the Coast Path, a trail leading all along the coast of the Penwith and Lizard Peninsulas.
You can see that Sam's distraught about the wild badgers that live in these moors (we escaped safely).
Barbara in Mousehole, in front of the Keigwin House, the oldest house in the village
and the one structure spared by the Spanish during their invasion in the 1500's.
Torch flowers on the grounds of St. Michael's Mount, near Penzance.
Sam on the climb to the monastery atop St. Michael's Mount. Didn't even break a sweat...
Pam and Sam in Helford, a little village on the Lizard Peninsula. Many of the
buildings have nifty thatched roofs like the one on the Shipwrights Arms.
Helga and Chris, somewhere in Cornwall (Cape Cornwall? Lizard? St. Ives?)
Sam and a hedge of hyacinths on a bluff over St. Ives.
Kayaking in the Pine Barrens
Sam kayaking on the Batsto River in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
The whole crew, still dry for the moment: Chris, Jon, Sam, Brian, Dean, Steve and Poppy
As close as we get to synchronized paddling...
Bermuda, April 2003
Sam on the beach (Warwick Long Beach, on the south shore).
Sam on Bermuda's Railway Trail, a trail on what was originally Bermuda's
only railway line, which runs pretty much from end-to-end on the island. No traffic, beautiful shady groves, and
fields of flowers and vegetables (plus hens and chicks, and the occasional
Jon waiting for a bus - the blue pole indicates the bus is headed toward
a pink pole indicates the route goes away from Hamilton (or maybe
it's the other way around...)
Church Bay; great for snorkelling - saw an eel, a flounder (or some other
flatfish), a trumpet fish,
plus loads of breem and parrotfish, all within
20 yards or so of shore.
Sam on the ferry, in front of a souvenir boat she picked up in Hamilton...