Wednesday, April 19, 2006

This is me at the entrance to an abandoned gold mine - Maia is further in. You would think after losing her down a hole once, we would strive to keep her out of the ground.

Our ever gracious hosts

More from California

We went to California to visit Mark and Val and celebrate Evan's 40th b-day. The sun came out often enough for us to take some pictures. The rest of the time it rained - so we went slide-seeing and wine drinking. Seriously, the place we were staying at missed being cut off by a mud slide by a few hundred meters. My pictures never turned out though.

Rock climbing with Sydney and Liam - Maia isn't sure who is her favourite, she says, "it would be easier if I could tell them apart."

A merecat at the zoo

Maia and Jace romping in a field

On a ride with Val

California Trip

Relaxing after our hike

Enjoying the Santa Cruz boardwalk

Playing at Happy Hollow

Hanging out with Mark munching sour grass

I hope to write an email of our trip to Mark and Val's. Who knows if it will happen though because I'm swamped. These are some of our favourite pictures. Highlights that are not included are Maia's lemure and jaguar encounters, Maia falling in a deep hole while exploring Native Indian caves in Yosemite, Maia narrowly missing getting the full spray of a skunk - Jace the dog got that instead, and Maia out wine tasting and declaring a Zinfandel to be "pleasantly fruity, not heavy at all."