Archive for June, 2012

June 28

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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It actually got HOTTER after I took this picture.

Thank God it was 25 degrees cooler when we camped!

June 27

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Grandpa climed with us to the top of Mt. Baldy.  This sand mound moves
4 feet every year.

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The beach was rocky here.

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Looking back up Mt. Baldy.

June 26

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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We spent most of the day on the beach.  The kids and I built sand
castles with defenses from the water.

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Eating a big dinner before a night hike!

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We had to run hard to make it to beach by sunset.

It was beautiful.

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Mom loves the water, any time of day or night.

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On top of the a hill near the bath house.  Chicago is in the distance.

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Far in the distance, Grandma and Grandpa are near the water.

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Chicago just as the sun has set.

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Our little wolves howling at the moon!

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Mom pouring the sand out of her shoes after our night hike.

June 25

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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It was REALLY windy the first full day.  The waves were breaking.
We could hear it from the campsite 1/2 mile away.

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This is the top of the beach blow out.

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Hot babe sunning on the  beach!

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We took a path over the marsh, just south of the Dunes.

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Mom got her hiking in today for sure!

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Mom cruising down the beach.

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This is a really cool wave painting in the Indiana Dunes visitor center.

June 24

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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We started our trip to the Indiana Dunes with a visit to the
Pinhook Bog.

This bog has been around for 14,000 years.  There is a clay bottom to the bog.
The only water that comes in is from rain.  The only water that comes out is
by evaporation.

The result, is soft, mushy peat moss, that is spongy when you step.

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The boggy bog!

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The water was… c..cccc..ccccccccoooold.

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Grandpa sunning on the beach

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Chicago in the distance across Lake Michigan.

June 23

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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I rode 54 miles in the morning, but could not do the
NiteRide that night.  I pulled my hammy in the last
mile of this ride.

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I scored some Indians baseball tickets.  We went with Grandma and Grandpa.

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Little Lady got on the big screen with
“flex your muscles” cam.

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Look at those guns!

June 22

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Little Lady’s big dance recital!
(she is on the right)

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Final bow for her group.

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What better way to celebrate a successful recital…. than ice cream!

Special Trip with Aunt J!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Aunt J took Little Man on a special trip for his birthday.

Chicago!

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They started their Chicago adventure with a trip to Wrigley Field!

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Go Cubs!

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After soundly beating Aunt J in Mille Bourne, nom, nom, nom
Gino’s East deep dish Chicago pizza.

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Happy with a full belly!

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This was taken from the ferris wheel at Navy Pier.

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This was just before the boat tour they took around the city. 

June 20

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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We are proud of the Olympics… please watch… please… pretty please

June 19 Day 3 of Camp K!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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Before getting in the canoes, we had to learn about the parts of a canoe
and water safety.

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Off we go!

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After a while, the splash wars begin!

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Little Man hit 3 out of his 5 arrows in archery.
We only had time for 5  🙁 

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Little Man did well at the air rifles!

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They surprised us by dumping water while taking a group picture at
Fort Miami.