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  • 1. OUR SUMMER VACATION2009
    UTAH
    NEVADA
    ARIZONA
    CALIFORNIA
    8-6-09 TO 8-19-09
  • 2. LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
    5:30 am ready to board!
    A view from above-oooh! crop circles
    When’s breakfast?
  • 3. Who’s flying the plane?
  • 4. Natural History Museum
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 5. Dinosaurs, rocks, and frogs….OH MY!
  • 6. Park City, Utah
  • 7. Amy & alex’sWedding 8-8-09
  • 8.
  • 9. SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH
  • 10. BINGHAM CANYON, UTAH
    KENNECOTT COPPER MINE
  • 11. GIANT TRUCKS!
    YES, THE TIRE BELOW IS THE SAME SIZE THAT IS ON THE TRUCKS IN THE PICTURES
  • 12.
  • 13. MOAB, UTAH
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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!
  • 16.
  • 17. Rafting the Colorado River
  • 18. Sights from the river
    Tow-truck rock
    Walking tree
    Colorado River
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Can you find
    the big dipper?
  • 21.
  • 22. Moab fault
    La Sal Mountains
    Layered rock
    3 Gossips rock
    Puppy rock
    Park Avenue fin
    Pertrified dunes
  • 23. 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!
  • 24. fun with perspective
  • 25. Delicate Arch
    Panorama point
    Salt Wash
    Petroglyphs of the Utes
    Wolfe Ranch
    Fiery Furnace
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Zion National Park
  • 28. Lower Emerald Pool Trail
    Ave is eaten by a cave monster
    Behind the waterfall
    Lower Emerald Pool
  • 29. Middle Emerald Pool Trail
    A tadpole with legs crawled out of the pond!
    Wow! That’s cold water.
  • 30. 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!
  • 31.
  • 32. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
  • 33. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
    THE EIFFEL TOWER LOOKOUT
    DID SOMEONE SAY CROISSANT?
    BELLAGIO
  • 34. 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
  • 35. 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
  • 36.
  • 37. Our Grand Canyon Adventure
    Limo service to the airport really excited the kids.
  • 38. HELICOPTERING To
    GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA
  • 39.
  • 40. 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.
  • 41. 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.
  • 42. HOOVER DAM
  • 43. 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
  • 44. 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!
  • 45.
  • 46. SAN DIEGO,
    CALIFORNIA
  • 47. A toasty fire kept us warm each night
    We saw fireworks from Seaworld every night
    Noah is great at
    hide & seek!
  • 48. Seaport Village
  • 49. U.S.S. MIDWAY
    Into the brig with you scallywags
    Eli, that’s not a chair… it’s a bomb
  • 50.
  • 51. On board
    the ship
  • 52.
  • 53. After flying 5,402 miles,
    Driving almost 1600 miles,
    and 14 days of traveling,
    what do you get…
  • 54. THE END

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