Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Emerald Forest

We just got back from camping in the emerald forest in Trinidad. We had a great time! We hung out on the beach, took a hike in fern canyon, the guys(and Kiah) fished on the surf, ate great food, bothered the sea life and hung out by the campfire. It was great to wear sweatshirts for a few days.

We had to send Kiah back to school when we got back. Too sad!

Six Flags...Here we come!

THE BOOMERANG, do you see us on the ride?

We did spend the night in the bay area, not knowing what we would do the next day. We went to Denny's and decided to try the amusement park. Sawyer hasn't been to one before and we weren't sure what he would be able to do. We were thrilled that there was so much for all of us to do. Sawyer was so excited about the Thomas Train town and riding harold the helicopter. He loved the fast rides and giggled the whole time! The cool thing at this park is there is alot of animals, so we went to some shows and enjoyed the cool exhibits. My favorite was the walruses!
We didn't bring Sawyer's stroller with us so we didn't know how long we would last. That little guy walked the entire day with only a few lifts. Way to go dude! Of course Zach and I took turns going on the big rides with Kiah. It was awesome. It has been about 9 years since I've been on a good ride! We have free passes to use before October, so hopefully we'll get down there again!

San Francisco

Kiah came to visit us in July and we took a little road trip to San Francisco. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we packed our bags just in case. We went to the big Farmer's Market. Sawyer was in fruit heaven. We sampled alot of fruit!! We walked around alot and took a trolley ride. Sawyer called it a "trophy ride" We spent alot of time at Golden Gate Park. Sawyer took a nap in the tulip garden and Kiah and I read Harry Potter. I have never had a bad San Fran day!

A Little Day Trip

One Saturday in July we drove up to Burney Falls. It is an hour drive and well worth the time in the car. we took a pretty good hike and enticed Sawyer with treats to keep him going. The weather was perfect that day, almost chilly under the big falls. The boys fished, but no luck till we went to our friends campsite where they caught a fish.