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3: For Dad's 80th Birthday he wanted to go skydiving!
5: In January, Jenni and Joe moved to Denver for a few months. We went to visit the end of March for a few days. Here we are at Mount Falcon park and at Casa Bonita,which is a Mexican restaurant featuring cliff divers,mariachi bands and a pirate cave!
6: Red Rocks Amphitheater | This amphitheater has hosted all the big rock acts like the Beatles,U2 and many others. It is supposed to have near perfect acoustics. The day we were there, people were running up and down the stairs for exercise...not us butJenni has done it!
8: We toured the Phoenix Gold Mine in Idaho Springs, CO. We learned all about mining and stuff. We tried panning for gold in the stream but the water was so cold we didn't last long.
9: This is where we stayed for a few nights while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a nice place and they had games and dvds you could borrow and they gave us vouchers for snowshoes rentals so the next day, we went snowshoeing.
10: We went on the history and ghost tour at the Stanley Hotel...pretty scary! This is the hotel that was the inspiration for "The Shining" by Stephen King. Also, a few scenes from "Dumb and Dumber" were shot here! We had a drink in the bar where Lloyd waits for Mary.
11: The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO
12: Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park | Colorado
14: Redington Beach
16: In May, Chris and Channon bought an old house in the historic Kenwood section of St. Petersburg. It didn't look bad when they looked at it but we soon found out it needed a lot more repair than it appeared! All new wiring, plumbing,walls,and appliances to start. This will keep them busy for quite a long time but as everyone says.... It will be really nice when it is done!
21: Cruise to Alaska on the Golden Princess July 2-9
26: We had to say goodbye to Ginger in October. She was almost 16 years old. She was a sweet dog and we miss her.
28: October | Trip to Oregon | Mount Hood
30: We took a drive in Southern Washington to see the scenery and get a better look at Mount Adams
31: We noticed some ice caves on the map and decided to go check them out....we only had a tiny little flashlight so we didn't explore them like we wanted but they were pretty cool...ha ha...ice caves are cool!
32: Autumn | Leaves
35: We went to several waterfalls including Multnomah Falls, Wahkeena Falls and Ponytail Falls
36: Bonneville Lock and Dam and Fish Hatchery | only the salmon that make it into this holding tank are used for breeding | We learned everything we wanted to know about the life cycle of salmon. At the hatchery, there is an underwater viewing area where you can watch the salmon swim through the salmon ladder to breed. It was much more interesting than it sounds!
37: Herman the Sturgeon is about 11 ft long , weighs around 500 lbs. and is about 70 years old! | Rocky met a friend from England while visiting Herman the Sturgeon...this is Onricho Womble. He travels the world and has his own Facebook page.
41: In Portland we did the Shanghai Tunnel Tour,went to the Oregon zoo and the Saturday morning market.
42: Cannon Beach, Oregon
46: Trick-or-Treat !!!
48: Fun With Mustaches
50: Christmas Morning 2011