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    Our Summer Vacation Our Summer Vacation Presentation Transcript

    • OUR SUMMER VACATION2009
      UTAH
      NEVADA
      ARIZONA
      CALIFORNIA
      8-6-09 TO 8-19-09
    • LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
      5:30 am ready to board!
      A view from above-oooh! crop circles
      When’s breakfast?
    • Who’s flying the plane?
    • Natural History Museum
      Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Dinosaurs, rocks, and frogs….OH MY!
    • Park City, Utah
    • Amy & alex’sWedding 8-8-09
    • SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH
    • BINGHAM CANYON, UTAH
      KENNECOTT COPPER MINE
    • GIANT TRUCKS!
      YES, THE TIRE BELOW IS THE SAME SIZE THAT IS ON THE TRUCKS IN THE PICTURES
    • MOAB, UTAH
    • HELL’S REVENGE-OFF ROADING
      Hell's Revenge trail exposes great expanses of "Slick Rock" (sandstone) with slopes so steep you will wonder if your tires can maintain traction. The very steep climbs and descents on the slick rock are not for the faint of heart and cannot be bypassed
    • A steep hair-raising descent on a narrow ridge allows no room for error left or right. As you start the decent your 4X4's hood will drop a long way before you can even see the narrow ridge top in front
      Lion’s Back Rock
      Dinosaur
      tracks
      PUSH ELI, PUSH!
    • Rafting the Colorado River
    • Sights from the river
      Tow-truck rock
      Walking tree
      Colorado River
    • SUNSET AT DEAD HORSE STATE PARK
      At 6,000 feet above sea level you can see 360 degrees all around the Moab valley. 4,000 feet below is the canyon carved by the Colorado River. After the sunset, we stargazed-we saw 10 billion stars, the Milky Way, and the Perseid meteor shower.
    • Can you find
      the big dipper?
    • Moab fault
      La Sal Mountains
      Layered rock
      3 Gossips rock
      Puppy rock
      Park Avenue fin
      Pertrified dunes
    • Can you see the kids above?
      Balanced Rock:
      A boulder of slick rock Entrada Sandstone sits atop a pedestal of Dewey Bridge. The total height is 128 feet. The boulder is 55 feet and weighs 3,577 TONS!
    • fun with perspective
    • Delicate Arch
      Panorama point
      Salt Wash
      Petroglyphs of the Utes
      Wolfe Ranch
      Fiery Furnace
    • Look at the earth’s layers in the rock
      Skyline arch
      Fred Flintstone rock
      Delicate Arch-306 ft long
      Fossil of dino ‘s tail
      Resting on the Devil’s Garden Trail
    • Zion National Park
    • Lower Emerald Pool Trail
      Ave is eaten by a cave monster
      Behind the waterfall
      Lower Emerald Pool
    • Middle Emerald Pool Trail
      A tadpole with legs crawled out of the pond!
      Wow! That’s cold water.
    • Upper Emerald Pool Trail
      Mom figures out how to carry water up the hills.
      Avery is like a little goat scampering up the giant boulders with ease.
      Yes! I made it to the top!
    • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
    • LAS VEGAS BLVD.
      THE EIFFEL TOWER LOOKOUT
      DID SOMEONE SAY CROISSANT?
      BELLAGIO
    • Paris
      NY NY
      Venitian
      Mom found the best BLING in Vegas to buy
      Moving statues in the Venitian really creeped Roxy out!
      NY,NY-rode the coaster
    • LANDSAILING ON IVANPAH LAKE
      Landsailing is the sport of moving over sand and land using a sail for propulsion by the wind.
      A land-yacht is basically a sailboat that travels on small wheels on the surface of land.
      Setting up the land-yacht
      Last minute instructions before take-off
      With the right size sail and small gust of wind you can go up to 55 mph!
      Setting up the sail
    • Our Grand Canyon Adventure
      Limo service to the airport really excited the kids.
    • HELICOPTERING To
      GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA
    • West Rim-SKYWALK over canyon-This glass bridge is suspended 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon.
      Lake mead boulder basin
      Hoover Dam and new suspension bridge construction
      Indian Pass-
      the depression between the mountains is where early settlers would drive their wagons in to the west. Only to be ambushed by Indians lying in wait.
    • 4,000 feet below the rim into the Grand Canyon, we land next to the Colorado River for lunch on Indian land.
      Helicopter views
      of the canyon.
    • HOOVER DAM
    • Every state contributed rocks to build the dam.
      When does the dam tour start?
      The dam wall
      Standing inside the dam wall,
      looking out into river
      Dam generators
      New dam bridge
    • We got the special dam hats for the special dam tour
      Dam observation deck
      Looking straight over the edge of the observation deck, mom got this shot of the gates that open to let water into the river…
      Unfortunately, she also lost her hat. It fell all the way to the bottom near the water…
      she found it with the ZOOM lens
      (see black box)
      Looks like I wasn’t the only one to lose my damn hat!
    • SAN DIEGO,
      CALIFORNIA
    • A toasty fire kept us warm each night
      We saw fireworks from Seaworld every night
      Noah is great at
      hide & seek!
    • Seaport Village
    • U.S.S. MIDWAY
      Into the brig with you scallywags
      Eli, that’s not a chair… it’s a bomb
    • On board
      the ship
    • After flying 5,402 miles,
      Driving almost 1600 miles,
      and 14 days of traveling,
      what do you get…
    • THE END