Thursday, October 19, 2017

Biking Adventures

Took the older grandkids for a bike ride to downtown Carmel.
The town has several life-like statues scattered around the Arts district.

A Policeman

A guy reading

A woman walking her dog

A child watering flowers

A musician

A father & son

A grocery shopper

 Rainy day couple

A daydreaming woman

A sailor & nurse

A dad with bike riding child

There are some other sculptures as well,
like this fairy

And this puzzle head.
its fun to explore and find all the art in the area.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall Break Day Trip

We took a trip to Columbus Indiana to visit the Kidscommons Museum.

 A kid-sized door!
 In the bubble room

 Surrounded by a bubble!

 Learning how to use a robotic arm.

Ate lunch at an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

Across the street to an indoor playground.

Pretty cool!

The best part, going down the giant toilet!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Harvest Time

The gourds are ripe.
time to harvest!

 Its an annual tradition that the grandkids help harvest the gourds

 Heidi liked the crazy gourds

 Annabelle's first harvest

The haul!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Park # 46 - Sequoia National Park

Welcome to Sequoia National Park!

Home of the BIG trees!
Including the General Sherman, the biggest one of all.

You can even drive through one of the trees.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Park Number 45 - Kings Canyon

Also in the Sierra Nevada mountain range but south of Yosemite,
is Kings Canyon.

The General Grant tree is there, 
the second largest tree in the world, by volume.

The park also features Kings Canyon, 
a beautiful drive down the mountains to the Kings River.

The drive is very scenic and bucolic.

This is Grizzly Falls

We stayed at the Cedar Grove Lodge along the Kings River
and enjoyed nature.

It was a magical place!