S: 2009 FAMILY VACATIONS
FC: 2009 Family Vacations | 2009 Family Vacations
1: St. George Coral Canyon February 19
2: Nathan Ricks took our family for a memorable flight over the Grand Canyon in his private plane. March 6
4: THE GRAND CANYON
8: St. George with Colton Guymon & the Ecalono Boys March 2009 | Julia found a bunny that took up residence in our backyard all weekend. Theater Video Games with Conner, Carson, & Clayton. | CORAL CANYON
10: A fun hike and picnic with Carson and Clayton.
11: Cute Cousins
15: These gorgeous walls of sandstone are what we love about St. George.
17: LAKE POWELL
18: Lake Powell-Page, AZ Memorial Weekend May 24 - 27
19: a family that plays together stays together wahweep page arizona
20: Boating at Lake Powell a family favorite
22: James' broken wrists didn't deter him from enjoying boating with us . . . what a trouper! We all love to run down the huge sand hill. The hike up isn't for the faint of heart though. The canyons and weather bring us back each year.
23: On the lookout for "Chanin's Cove"
24: Bear lake with Ecalono's and Gilvear's July 24th
25: BEAR LAKE | Loving the Saggy Undies, Uncle Chris
27: Our visit with Shaughn & Diane's family in Tucson, AZ June 6 | TUCSON
29: We were lucky enough to spend a week with all "the girl cousins" right after school let out. We were awed by Mychaela's talent on the piano, Brooke's soccer skills, and Kristin's swimming prowess. We met many of Shaughn & Diane's friends and Julia even went to Drama Camp with Mychaela. Our favorites: riding bikes to their Tennis Club to play croquet, Mychaela's Hip Hop Recital, and Tucson evenings in their backyard
34: FRANCE | paris
35: new york city | NEW YORK
36: ALASKA August 10
42: PYBUS POINT LODGE, JUNO, ALASKA Steve, James, Nathan Ricks, Andrew Bybee, Bruce Alexander, Mike Fitzgerald, Holladay Mayor Dennis Webb and his 5 boys having the time of their lives fishing for the bigguns.
44: WINNER OF LARGEST SALMON at 12 pounds Congrats, Steve!
45: James caught this humpback salmon in the river. Steve caught the largest silver salmon, at 12 pounds, and won a contest and with the money he won, ($160), another fellow fisherman and amazing wood carver, Mike Fitzgerald, hand carved and painted a gorgeous wood replica for him
46: Mike fitzgerald | Dennis Webb
47: Polar Plunge - it's Tradition | The Black Bear
48: The girls went to California to hit as many amusement parks as we possibly could during the week the boys were in Alaska . . . so fun! | DISNEYLAND
54: Mickey & Minnie's House's were fun, we hadn't been through them before. Sandra Imus helped us out by using a wheelchair to get us to the front of the lines. Thanks Sandie!
56: California Adventures best ride: Tower of Terror Universal Studios best ride: Jurassic Park
57: S E A W O R L D
58: SAN DIEGO ZOO
59: Korinna drove with us into California but her health made the drive nearly intolerable. She never complained, and always showed her dazzling smile. Here she is wrapped in Julia's Hello Kitty blanket to keep the chills off showing Julia how much she loves it too, it's on her visa! Cancer took her just two months later, but we are better people having known her! | KORINNA
60: GERMANY | BMW WELT (World) in Munich | Happy Birthday, Steve! | Steve's 750i Beauty!
61: Neuschwanstein Castle
62: Steve & I loved this lovely colorful city, even in the cold rain! | ROTHENBURG
64: Our Gorgeous Hotel, The Sofitel Munich | Kathy Wohlfahrts Christmas Wonderland
65: The Medieval Town of Rothenburg | Danny gave Steve & I the swine flu which showed it's ugly symptoms on the plane to Munich. We were sick the entire 5 days we were in Germany. But even that sick, we LOVED Germany! The people were friendly, it is so high tech and clean, and expensive!
66: November 10 - 18 Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina
67: Our visit with Elder and Sister Nelson on their mission as Employment Specialists for Thanksgiving was perfect.
69: Christmas at the Biltmore The Vanderbilt's Estate is enormous and beautiful. Decorated for the holidays, we enjoyed every moment. The Thanksgiving feast at the Elk Lodge was fantastic and truly unforgettable.
70: The Best BBQ Ribs We've ever tasted! We went back 3 times in one week. Mmm | ROCK HOUSE BBQ
71: The Animal Park where you could feed all the roaming animals right from your car. Luckily our van was rented as zebra hooves leave marks.