Sunday, August 20, 2017

Manitoba 2017

Dad and the girls made a trip to Manitoba to spend some time with the family. All the while Mom literally flew around the world to keep her mind busy. We had a great time and created so many magical memories.

Camping at Grand Beach.

Using the stage to do some grand pretending.

Grand Beach was oddly vacant in the middle of the week. We took full advantage.

Perfect sand for dripping.

We successfully completed the corn maze without any casualties.

We dug up a time capsule left by Dad some 26 years ago.

The note left in the capsule.
Created a new time capsule (contents undisclosed). The map is behind the historic family photo.

Chokecherry picking.

The resulting bounty

Standing in a field of future pasta.
We made it up to Gimli and Winnipeg Beach with Meme.

Henna at the Grunthal Agri Fair.

Some drone flying of course.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

drone video

Even More Hawaii

Our first house on the Big Island. There were about 12 geckos living in there, it kept us busy.

Tunnels house. Voted Best House by us.

 Sitting on some Pahoehoe laval (Cool).
Lava Tube!
What do you do when you don't have a hair dryer and no shower cap?

 Saran Wrap, obviously.  

Dry cave looking out. 

Luau ladies shaking their stuff. Amazing!
 Fire Dude, swinging his thing.

Black sand beach small planet.

Kileaua Iki Crater, small planet.

Tunnels Beach

More Hawaii

Akaka Falls, Tallest in the USA.

Another example of a stop which looked far more interesting from the Drone's perspective.

Rainbow from the balcony.

The dry, cave. Very unnerving for those of that know something about rock support... That is a WIDE span!

The best Metal Detecting finds on the trip: a silver ring, a tungsten ring, two silver earrings, and some other odds and bits.

 I knew it was worthwhile dragging that shovel halfway across the world. I ended up helping some other dads bury their children.

The islands are big enough to have some pretty drastic climate changes, these canyons were quite impressive.

While visiting the ruins of an old Club Med, we almost got trapped! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hawaii: Black Sand Beach

Tucked away, far from the usual tourist areas is this little beach with the softest black sand, and an abundance of sea turtles. Sever check boxes were completed on this morning. Swimming with turtles, snorkeling with the tropical fish, prancing in the waves. We even had to move our towels at one point because one turtle wanted our primo spot!

That rock is moving!?!

Hawaii: Tide pools

After getting settled into our little cottage, stocked with geckos. We walked down to the tide pools, were there were many fish and other creatures on display. Nice calm ocean ponds some are surprisingly warm.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

School is OUT!

It has been an a amazing school year for the girls. Although we do not have the official results yet, we can safely presume that they are crushing it. We are very proud and are looking forward to a summer full of adventures.

We have a new crop of kid art ready for display. 

We had a scare with Alice's ankle. Turns out to be a minor sprain.

Dad with a pretend sad face on the last day of work. It has been an exciting couple weeks with many opportunities presenting themselves. Thankfully, there are several weeks of down time to make a well informed decision.

Estelle testing out the snorkeling gear, for the Hawaii Vacation! If this looks familiar, it is because there is a similar photo of dad testing out his gear some 30 years ago!