Photo Dump

This is our photo dump. It is in chronological order so, to see the latest, go to the bottom.

June 26th, 2003: Erica. (1 photo)

June 27th, 2003: First hydroponic system. (3 photos)

June 29th, 2003: Erica at Ann&John's cabin, fishing, enjoying dessert. WI clouds. (14 photos)

June 30th, 2003: Visiting Grandma and Grandpa Kiesow in their fifth wheel RV home. (5 photos)

July 2nd, 2003: Grandma Birkholz's flowers. Fishing with Uncle Paul. (23 photos)

July 3rd, 2003: Erica, Katie and John picnic in Grandma's family room. (1 photo)

July 4th, 2003: Blue-tongued Katie. Fireworks. (25 photos)

July 6th, 2003: The lake. Grandpa with Matt. Grandma with ice cream mustache. (6 photos)

July 7th, 2003: Boating in WI. Grandma and Grandpa. (9 photos)

July 9th, 2003: Big roots in little NFT gullies. (2 photos)

August 2nd, 2003: Erica at a TaeKwonDo meet. (4 photos)

August 15th, 2003: Tempe Buttes Resort (8 photos)

September 20th, 2003: Erica's TaeKwonDo meet. (15 photos)

September 24th, 2003: Summative. (7 photos)

September 27th, 2003: Clouds, from the airplane window. (10 photos)

September 28th, 2003: Busch Gardens? Cool tiger enclosure, like ruins in a jungle of India. (40 photos)

September 29th, 2003: Disney/MGM Studios (25 photos)

September 30th, 2003: Epcot Center (39 photos)

October 1st, 2003: Disney World (46 photos)

October 2nd, 2003: Kennedy Space Center (30 photos)

October 3rd, 2003: Typhoon Lagoon (2 photos)

October 4th, 2003: Other attractions in Orlando. (15 photos)

October 25th, 2003: Cat gymnast. Princess Erica costume. (13 photos)

October 26th, 2003: Pigeon problem. (1 photo)

November 1st, 2003: Grand Canyon Railroad ride, the canyon, the characters. (32 photos)

November 2nd, 2003: Matt and Erica by the Grand Canyon Railroad engine. (6 photos)

November 8th, 2003: Matt in forms competition. (2 photos)

November 15th, 2003: Erica in forms and weapons competition. (5 photos)

December 13th, 2003: “Candy-cane classic” gymnastics meet. (3 photos)

December 18th, 2003: Erica's summative. (3 photos)

December 20th, 2003: Sledding at Grandma and Grandpa's. (15 photos)

December 25th, 2003: Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's. (11 photos)

December 26th, 2003: Ken caught snoozing, with Muriel sharing the couch. (1 photo)

December 27th, 2003: Building snowmen on Grandma's lake. (10 photos)

January 15th, 2004: An art project: clothes for a cutout doll. (3 photos)

February 7th, 2004: Erica's birthday party... at a bead store? (20 photos)

February 9th, 2004: Erica's field trip? A few shots of the front of the house. (106 photos)

April 11th, 2004: Ron and Moo's girls. (26 photos)

April 24th, 2004: Holly's birthday party. (4 photos)

April 26th, 2004: Boston and MIT (32 photos)

April 29th, 2004: After recovering from the overnight flight, Lori practiced driving on the wrong side of the road, retracing our fatigue-fogged drive from the Intel plant in Leixlip. We also stopped at Tescos (a local supermarket) and walked around Maynooth centre. We brought the camera, but did not think to use it until we got up against the castle ruin in Maynooth. (1 photo)

May 4th, 2004: Maynooth place. (2 photos)

May 5th, 2004: I had Erica take some pictures of the house, and along the way to the grocery store. (21 photos)

May 6th, 2004: We all had some time to walk the back alleys of Maynooth. (7 photos)

May 8th, 2004: The BKM (an Intel acronym for “Best Known Method”) for getting vacation time on assignment is to go early, since it can take weeks to get passwords and other computer resources. So that weekend, we headed to Cork, via Waterford. We toured Cork and Cobh - a town just a short train ride from Cork known for the docks from which famine ships left for New York City. (32 photos)

May 9th, 2004: We toured a little more of Cork, then stopped at Blarney Castle on the way home. (32 photos)

May 30th, 2004: A few weeks later we tried another short train trip, from Maynooth to Dublin. (18 photos)

June 20th, 2004: We were pretty busy for a month after the Dublin excursion. We had figured out why Erica was covered in welts. She was being eaten by bedbugs - little tick-like insects that are sneaky as cockroaches and leave welts like mosquitoes. I found the seams in the upholstered headboard of her bed full of eggs, nymphs and adults. She had fed them up nicely! We eventually found out that the previous tenant, also an Intel employee on assignment, had noticed (carried in?) the buggers and had the landlord remove the infested bed. After they left, the landlord brought the bed back(!?). When we asked that it be taken out again, we were told we would have to live with it, and work with the professional exterminator that finally had been called. Instead, we packed up. Six carloads moved us to a town on the other side of Leixlip, and by the 20th we were exploring Lucan town centre. (3 photos)

June 26th, 2004: This weekend we got ambitious. On Saturday, we biked through Lucan, into Leixlip, and back. (15 photos)

June 27th, 2004: We took our first foray into the Wicklow mountains south of Dublin. We spent most of the day touring Powerscourt, one of Ireland's most elegant manors. And we only had to duck one cloudburst. (42 photos)

July 4th, 2004: This weekend we headed deeper into the Wicklows, to Glendalough, renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. (43 photos)

July 13th, 2004: At the dam and the north branch of the Pelican River. (1 photo)

July 30th, 2004: Erica on Grandma's lake, with her pipe, at sunset. (10 photos)

August 15th, 2004: A quick drive down to Greystones and Wicklow town, along the coast south of Dublin. (30 photos)

August 21st, 2004: Arrived at Brandon House Hotel, a resort in New Ross, for a long weekend on the south coast. (7 photos)

August 22nd, 2004: Toured the Waterford crystal factory and the Dunbrody famine ship in New Ross. (3 photos)

August 23rd, 2004: Hook Peninsula: Lighthouse, Slade Castle, Templar church next to Templar Inn, Duncannon Fort, Dunbrody Abbey, Dunbrody Castle and hedge maze. (51 photos)

August 24th, 2004: Irish National Heritage Park - a re-creation of the human presence in Ireland from the Stone Age to Norman occupation. (15 photos)

August 25th, 2004: Enniscorthy Castle museum and St. Aidan's restored cathedral. (4 photos)

September 4th, 2004: A trip to the National Museum in Dublin. We took a double-decker bus from Lucan. (No pictures of the bus, sorry.) (3 photos)

September 6th, 2004: A hawk on a kill in our backyard! (1 photo)

October 3rd, 2004: Photo montage of the Lucan residence. (16 photos)

October 9th, 2004: The ride over to Scotland on the SeaCat car ferry and a visit to the fully restored Culzean Castle. (17 photos)

October 10th, 2004: The trip out of Glasgow, along Loch Lomond, to Oban, and then to Glencoe. (45 photos)

October 11th, 2004: Sightseeing and hiking in the Glencoe region. (36 photos)

October 12th, 2004: Traveling from Glencoe, Fort William, and up along Loch Ness to Inverness. (22 photos)

October 13th, 2004: Traveling from Inverness to Huntly. We eventually made it to Edinburgh. (35 photos)

October 14th, 2004: In and around Edinburgh. (41 photos)

October 15th, 2004: Touring Edinburgh Castle and heading south to England. (15 photos)

October 16th, 2004: Northern England and Hadrian's Wall. (30 photos)

October 17th, 2004: England to Scotland for the return to Ireland. (20 photos)

October 25th, 2004: Visiting the Bru na Boinne Interpretive Center: Newgrange and Knowth - neolithic sites. (21 photos)

November 7th, 2004: Castle Trim and the Hill of Tara. (15 photos)

November 12th, 2004: We flew into London for a short visit, just to hit the highlights. We spent most of this day on the Hop-On-Hop-Off double-decker bus tour. (26 photos)

November 13th, 2004: Today we struck out on our own, using the city bus system. (20 photos)

November 14th, 2004: We spent most of this day at London Tower Castle - a large place. We did not join a tour. We got there early and went straight to see the Crown Jewels, then had plenty of time to see everything else before getting too tired. (15 photos)

November 26th, 2004: Grandma Birkholz and Matt's youngest sister, Jennifer, joined us for some touring of County Clare. We stayed in Ennis. (12 photos)

November 27th, 2004: Drove up through the Burren, along the coast up around the Black Head point, down through Doolin and along the Cliffs of Moher. (26 photos)

November 28th, 2004: A drive to Galway and east along the Galway Bay through fishing villages. (11 photos)

November 29th, 2004: A day at Bunratty Folk Park - a re-creation of an old Irish village. (14 photos)

November 30th, 2004: For a quick trip before Aunt Jenny left, we re-visited the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. (18 photos)

December 4th, 2004: The Christmas decorations are up! (5 photos)

December 6th, 2004: We spent a day in Dublin with Grandma Birkholz. We took a tour of Dublinia, a medieval re-creation of Dublin life. We also toured Christ Church Cathedral. Lots of history there. We also had lunch at the Brazenhead, the oldest pub in Dublin. (7 photos)

December 25th, 2004: The first snow we saw in Ireland arrived on Christmas day! There were a few other days in January and February during which we had significant accumulations of snow. (4 photos)

January 29th, 2005: Touring the North coast of Ireland, staying in Portrush. (8 photos)

January 30th, 2005: More of the North coast, including Carrick-a-Rede, The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, the Mussenden Temple grounds. (42 photos)

February 4th, 2005: The Rock of Cashel (13 photos)

February 5th, 2005: Dunmore Cave, County Kilkenny (3 photos)

February 6th, 2005: Erica's 10th Birthday Party (7 photos)

February 19th, 2005: Our first day in Rome - getting oriented. (12 photos)

February 20th, 2005: The Colosseum, The Forum, The Palatine. (31 photos)

February 21st, 2005: The Vatican and Saint Peter's. (13 photos)

February 22nd, 2005: The Forum, some of the hop-on/hop-off bus tour, The Pantheon, The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. (43 photos)

February 23rd, 2005: First day in a wintery Firenze (Florence). (5 photos)

February 24th, 2005: Climbed the bell tower and went to Pisa. (47 photos)

February 25th, 2005: Firenze again, including a trip to the Uffizi Gallery. (21 photos)

February 26th, 2005: A train ride to Venice and a water taxi to Lido. (17 photos)

February 27th, 2005: Took the water bus to Venice to shop. (18 photos)

February 28th, 2005: Too busy shopping to take many pictures. (3 photos)

March 26th, 2005: Erica breaks her tooth. (2 photos)

April 2nd, 2005: Took the hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Paris, hopping off at Notre Dame to climb the bell tower. (39 photos)

April 3rd, 2005: More touring of Paris by bus. Visited the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Rodin's estate, and the Tour Eiffel. (22 photos)

April 4th, 2005: The Louvre. (13 photos)

April 5th, 2005: Hotel des Invalides and Napoleon's tomb. (7 photos)

April 24th, 2005: Heading back to the Southwest: Durango, Four Corners. (8 photos)

May 28th, 2005: Erica's new turtle, and her redecorated bathroom. (14 photos)

June 6th, 2005: Redecorating Erica's bedroom and downstairs bath. (6 photos)

July 1st, 2005: Erica caught a tiny baby mantis. (4 photos)

July 5th, 2005: Patriotic cookies (small and large). (3 photos)

July 9th, 2005: Natalie and Erica in their decorated T shirts. (1 photo)

July 11th, 2005: It may look bad, but no emergency room visit was needed. (1 photo)

July 15th, 2005: Feeble low-light performance from our digital camera? One of the ghosts is Erica, dancing a jig on stage at the Chandler Performing Arts Center. (1 photo)

July 24th, 2005: The big wind storm of '05, when our steaks almost took off with my greenhouse in hot pursuit. There was quite a bit of screaming when everything on the patio got up to leave. Luckily the steaks did not get far, and nothing came through a window. (7 photos)

August 1st, 2005: New tile in the den. New bedroom set. (4 photos)

September 21st, 2005: A couple snaps from Erica's summative. (3 photos)

October 4th, 2005: Our 80 acres in Ash Fork. (30 photos)

October 31st, 2005: Erica's Halloween costume. Erica and Lori made it from a store pattern, and Erica did much of the work herself. It was quite a project. (3 photos)

November 5th, 2005: Visit to our ranch in Ash Fork. (7 photos)

November 6th, 2005: Working our way around the ranch. (20 photos)

November 27th, 2005: Building a solar still. We bought the Rainkittm 990 from SolAqua. (2 photos)

November 29th, 2005: Progress on the solar still, now in the garage because of the frosty mornings (which can interfere with the curing silicone). (4 photos)

December 1st, 2005: Insulation and first coat of silicone on the solar still. (2 photos)

December 2nd, 2005: Lori has broken out the Yuletide decorations! (1 photo)

December 4th, 2005: Lori's collection of native flora from Ash Fork. We had some fauna, but the tape would not hold the jackrabbit. (1 photo)

December 5th, 2005: A cowgirl. (3 photos)

December 13th, 2005: The contraptions at Erica's Third Quarter Summative. (7 photos)

December 18th, 2005: Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Kiesow. (6 photos)

December 25th, 2005: Christmas in Wisconsin. (8 photos)

December 26th, 2005: Some unseasonably warm weather made the ice fishing a bit wet, and the snow quite sticky. (10 photos)

December 27th, 2005: Squirrel acrobatics. (3 photos)

December 28th, 2005: The Northwoods, The Pelican River. (9 photos)

December 30th, 2005: We finally got a good, fresh snow fall, just before we left for Phoenix. (5 photos)

January 25th, 2006: The new drinking water system is complete. (2 photos)

March 17th, 2006: Grandma B accompanied us on a visit to Ash Fork, where we took more photos of the town. (14 photos)

March 18th, 2006: Heavy snowfall in Williams, AZ. (1 photo)

March 19th, 2006: Ash Fork. The Grand Canyon, with sleet. (26 photos)

March 20th, 2006: The snowy-ish drive back home. (5 photos)

April 5th, 2006: Large moth on patio wall. (1 photo)

April 11th, 2006: The new acrylic countertops are in. (7 photos)

April 14th, 2006: The monsoons are here and the cactus out front is flowering. (2 photos)

April 29th, 2006: A ceiling in La Posada (courtesy of PBS) similar to one in Grandma B's cottage. (1 photo)

June 1st, 2006: 4th Quarter Summative (4 photos)

June 29th, 2006: The scorpion that stung Erica, after Lori had “a word” with it. (1 photo)

July 3rd, 2006: The Northwoods (7 photos)

July 6th, 2006: Sailboats and sunset on Green Bay. (3 photos)

July 7th, 2006: Door County, Wisconsin: Al Johnson's goats; a catamaran ride; Cave Point county park. (16 photos)

July 23rd, 2006: Erica's needlepoint. (1 photo)

July 30th, 2006: A trip to Oracle for bio-diesel. (4 photos)

August 1st, 2006: Erica, pictures for school. (3 photos)

August 11th, 2006: Truck camping on the property in Ash Fork. (2 photos)

August 12th, 2006: A turquoise lizard. (2 photos)

August 17th, 2006: Plan for a sunken patio and pool. (1 photo)

August 19th, 2006: Elk horn from the ranch at Ash Fork. (1 photo)

September 3rd, 2006: A rather tall drain pipe with an extra deep kitchen sink followed by a rotted-out garbage disposer means Matt gets a new sawzall! (1 photo)

September 4th, 2006: Kitchen plumbing job. (1 photo)

September 12th, 2006: Erica's first choral concert. (4 photos)

September 24th, 2006: Erica's own plant-like pet. (3 photos)

October 8th, 2006: The back yard before construction. (7 photos)

October 17th, 2006: The first day of pool&patio excavation. (14 photos)

October 18th, 2006: Late on the second day of excavation. (2 photos)

October 20th, 2006: Pool plumbing. (6 photos)

October 22nd, 2006: The steel guy got an early start Sunday morning(!). (2 photos)

October 23rd, 2006: Looks like the steel is done. (4 photos)

October 26th, 2006: And now the electrical is in. (5 photos)

October 31st, 2006: A lost earring? (1 photo)

November 10th, 2006: The shotcrete crew thumped its way through three or four truckloads. (7 photos)

November 11th, 2006: The concrete shell of the new pool, completed yesterday. (2 photos)

November 13th, 2006: A start on the retaining wall. (2 photos)

November 14th, 2006: More work on the retaining wall. (2 photos)

November 19th, 2006: The steps and sump pit are poured. Much of the flagstone cap is cut and ready. (3 photos)

November 20th, 2006: The waterfall. The patio decking pour went on until well after dark. (3 photos)

November 21st, 2006: The new patio deck, in the daylight. More than half the tiling is done. (7 photos)

December 5th, 2006: Contractor Supply shipped us thin brass light boxes and a loose brick of glass. We are told to “just bend them back!” (4 photos)

December 9th, 2006: Hot air ballooning companies sometimes use our greenway to land. (4 photos)

December 11th, 2006: Deck and tile are finished. Final inspection passed. Just waiting on the plaster lining and some finish work. (8 photos)

December 23rd, 2006: Erica's new pet hamster. (4 photos)

December 24th, 2006: The pool was “started up” yesterday. The scale coming out of the plaster needs to be brushed off frequently, for a week! (8 photos)

December 27th, 2006: Mikka and the Yule Tree. (9 photos)

January 1st, 2007: Crowded basking area. (1 photo)

January 2nd, 2007: Turtle, hamster, hamster, turtle, turtle...oy. (5 photos)

January 6th, 2007: Two turtles. (1 photo)

February 10th, 2007: Erica's birthday party. (28 photos)

February 11th, 2007: The morning show. (13 photos)

February 14th, 2007: Mikka crawls all over Erica. (5 photos)

March 10th, 2007: Mount Angel Abbey, South of Portland in the Willamette Valley. This Benedictine Abbey was established in 1883 by a German Catholic priest, and now includes a beautiful, Aalto-designed library complete with large collection and Internet access! (8 photos)

March 11th, 2007: Silver Falls State Park in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. There are 10 major falls from 30 to 178 feet high. We were only able to visit some of them with less than 1 day at the park. (30 photos)

March 14th, 2007: We traveled northwest out of the Portland area, heading to Astoria, the northern most point of Oregon at the Pacific Ocean. From there we made our way south along the Oregon/Pacific Coast. (19 photos)

March 15th, 2007: Spent this day on tour of Tillamook cheese factory, and visited the Blue Heron Cheese Company. Also toured the Tillamook Air Museum. A world-class aircraft collection is housed in an enormous Quonset hut-like building. It was built during WWII. We also found our way to a well hidden Munson Creek Falls, tucked away just outside of Tillamook. (12 photos)

March 16th, 2007: We made our way down the coast from Lincoln City to Florence. (15 photos)

March 17th, 2007: Hit the sites around Florence, Oregon. (27 photos)

March 23rd, 2007: Jenny's photo of back yard. (1 photo)

May 16th, 2007: Finally caught Tori basking on top of Tommy! (1 photo)

May 18th, 2007: A mock-up of a shade screen suspension system. (2 photos)

May 19th, 2007: Moon and Venus. (2 photos)

May 20th, 2007: Photo shoot for pool party invitations. The shade screen is still up. (3 photos)

May 28th, 2007: The boundary wall was stuccoed and painted. The recessed lighting lights automatically at dusk. (4 photos)

June 2nd, 2007: Erica's pool party, before the shade screens. (5 photos)

June 6th, 2007: Pool with cover on, before the posts for the shade screen were set. (1 photo)

June 14th, 2007: First bit of shade screen up (on clothesline). New solar system installed. (10 photos)

June 20th, 2007: Wildflowers. (1 photo)

June 22nd, 2007: Solar pool heater panels. The visible shade screen, from outside our boundary wall. (6 photos)

June 24th, 2007: Stop-action cannonball. (5 photos)

June 25th, 2007: Erica's embroidery. (2 photos)

June 28th, 2007: A large willow tree. (2 photos)

June 30th, 2007: The short shade screens from pool level. (4 photos)

July 7th, 2007: Connor and Adrienne. Grandma's flowers. John's boat. (10 photos)

July 9th, 2007: Bond Falls. Agate Falls. (32 photos)

July 10th, 2007: Grandma's birds. (17 photos)

July 11th, 2007: Flowers at the Manitowish Waters. The Hodag. (25 photos)

July 12th, 2007: Grandma's lake. (53 photos)

August 13th, 2007: Anniversary Roses (2 photos)

August 23rd, 2007: Hurricane Dean tossed us some big clouds. (3 photos)

September 9th, 2007: Full-length shade screen. (4 photos)

October 1st, 2007: Shade screens furled. (2 photos)

October 3rd, 2007: The ranch. (6 photos)

October 4th, 2007: Grand Canyon Caverns. Dry cave, so flash photography is harmless. (23 photos)

October 5th, 2007: Ash Fork. Mantis. Bones. (9 photos)

October 8th, 2007: Shade screen from beneath, with pool cover on. (2 photos)

October 11th, 2007: New seating area around fire pot. (6 photos)

October 14th, 2007: Wide-angle shot of shades, furled and unfurled. (4 photos)

November 10th, 2007: Hummingbirds. (7 photos)

November 22nd, 2007: Wildflowers. (9 photos)

December 13th, 2007: Fog and frost in the water retention area, an unusual occurrence here. (3 photos)

December 16th, 2007: Erica's portraits. (4 photos)

December 18th, 2007: The ThermoSpa finally showed up. (5 photos)

December 21st, 2007: Erica's first hot tub party. (2 photos)

December 22nd, 2007: Warm air balloons. Paisley frost. (6 photos)

December 23rd, 2007: More artwork by Frost on the solar still's glazing. (7 photos)

December 24th, 2007: Christmas decorations. (15 photos)

December 29th, 2007: Candlelit spa and spa monk. (4 photos)

January 6th, 2008: Teeny baby gecko. (3 photos)

February 9th, 2008: Erica's 13th birthday (bowling) party. (3 photos)

February 21st, 2008: Ripening Anaheim. Tomato bract. (2 photos)

February 23rd, 2008: First peppers of the season. Mashed exercise machine. (4 photos)

February 26th, 2008: Erica's induction into the National Junior Honors Society. (2 photos)

February 27th, 2008: Lori on lunch break (in February). (1 photo)

March 1st, 2008: First pea pod. Yum! (1 photo)

March 8th, 2008: First bract of home-grown, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes. (1 photo)

March 15th, 2008: Parsley, crazy mint, tomato, peas, spa cover open and closed, Erica double lounges. (7 photos)

March 23rd, 2008: Princess Erica, just returned from the renaissance festival with a new parasol. (2 photos)

March 25th, 2008: Blankets over the tomatoes. Sunken hydroponics reservoirs with float valves. Hitting the Salsa Trail. (10 photos)

March 26th, 2008: Discovery Park (Eastern Arizona College), Safford, AZ. Finding snow on Mount Graham. (17 photos)

March 27th, 2008: Coronado Vineyard, Eurofresh hydroponic farm, wildflowers, wildmountains. (9 photos)

April 6th, 2008: Pepper crop. Paste tomato plant. Cactus bowls. (8 photos)

April 11th, 2008: Roasting home-grown peppers on a home-grown mesquite fire. (3 photos)

April 20th, 2008: Lori pinching tomato. (4 photos)

April 24th, 2008: Harvesting palo verde blossoms. (3 photos)

April 26th, 2008: The harvest accelerates. (2 photos)

April 30th, 2008: Wide-angle shot(s) with pool covered. Mounted frog and Mayan calendar. Iguana and turtle. Double-lounger under shade screen canopy. (8 photos)

May 1st, 2008: Wide-angle and spa furniture shots. (4 photos)

May 2nd, 2008: Another darling (tiny) gecko. (2 photos)

May 3rd, 2008: War! Lori smothers aphids with soap. (2 photos)

May 6th, 2008: Pre-mature tomatillo. (2 photos)

May 7th, 2008: Banana peppers. Giant tomatillo leaf. (3 photos)

May 10th, 2008: Little green pests. Elderly tomato plants. Aggressive honeybee. (6 photos)

May 16th, 2008: News truck... uncomfortably close! (1 photo)

May 28th, 2008: Erica dressed for a choral concert. (2 photos)

June 3rd, 2008: Caught a scorpion upstairs! (1 photo)

June 8th, 2008: The latest haul of peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos. (1 photo)

June 10th, 2008: Erica's empty chrysalis (on a coaster. She was very small then.) A scorpion in the garage! (4 photos)

June 11th, 2008: Sunflowers on their marks. (5 photos)

June 17th, 2008: A dragonfly on our Aloe. (2 photos)

June 21st, 2008: Sunflowers. Mantis. (6 photos)

June 24th, 2008: Ripening sunflowers. (2 photos)

June 28th, 2008: Toadstool. Fishing at sunset. (14 photos)

July 1st, 2008: Trip up the lake chain. Wildflowers. Campfire embers. (13 photos)

July 2nd, 2008: Why did you hit me in the forehead? (2 photos)

July 4th, 2008: Wisconsin sunset. Fireworks. (39 photos)

July 5th, 2008: Fun in Fifth Lake. (5 photos)

July 20th, 2008: Erica adopts caterpillars found on the sunflowers. (8 photos)

July 31st, 2008: Erica's butterflies emerging from their cocoons. (4 photos)

August 16th, 2008: 20th Wedding Anniversary (clean version). (2 photos)

August 29th, 2008: Arizona Hurricane of 2008, or “Who left their palo verde tree in my pool?!” (14 photos)

August 30th, 2008: More photos of storm damage. (14 photos)

September 1st, 2008: Labor Day after the big storm. (2 photos)

September 11th, 2008: Wall repair. (7 photos)

September 14th, 2008: Cactus flower. Spectacular hot air balloon shot! (5 photos)

September 28th, 2008: A balloon landed across the street. (2 photos)

October 4th, 2008: Muddy Explorer and “new” camper in Ash Fork. It drizzled just enough to turn a 5mm layer of dust into sticky clay, which flew everywhere. (9 photos)

October 5th, 2008: Dead cow. Granny “road”. Mountain views. (6 photos)

October 6th, 2008: Flora and fauna, and the water pump situation. (6 photos)

October 19th, 2008: Ranch photos. (50 photos)

October 21st, 2008: The patio cover is finally up! (6 photos)

October 31st, 2008: Erica and Stephanie. (2 photos)

November 10th, 2008: Sunset at the ranch. Matt replaces a skylight (at dusk!?). (5 photos)

November 16th, 2008: Grandpa and Erica compare new phones. (1 photo)

November 26th, 2008: A double rainbow! (3 photos)

November 27th, 2008: Dew burns off but is reinforced by Hail. (4 photos)

December 12th, 2008: Erica cheers. Sky blazes. (6 photos)

December 20th, 2008: Stained patio slab. (10 photos)

December 23rd, 2008: Our Yule Tree (2 photos)

December 24th, 2008: Arizona Elf (1 photo)

December 26th, 2008: Grandma's Christmas Tree. Her cottage and Christmas bow, well buried in snow. (13 photos)

December 27th, 2008: John and Kate. Christmas bow sans snow. (7 photos)

December 28th, 2008: More snow. Christmas bow, reburied. (21 photos)

December 29th, 2008: Erica and Kate go for an EVA. (5 photos)

December 30th, 2008: Snow fall, snow-laden trees, hungry bunny. (8 photos)

January 1st, 2009: Tiny, perfect little snowflakes. (3 photos)

January 2nd, 2009: A trip to the dam at Fifth Lake and the North Pelican River. (11 photos)

January 3rd, 2009: Home-grown fire (aka Wisconsin ice bane or, more commonly, Anaheim peppers). (1 photo)

March 14th, 2009: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (60 photos)

April 11th, 2009: Surprise snowy morning at the ranch. (4 photos)

April 22nd, 2009: Evidence of vegetable poaching. (6 photos)

April 26th, 2009: Small reservoir/park, from the Prescott Elks' Club. (1 photo)

May 3rd, 2009: Throwing the pond liner in the hole. (2 photos)

May 8th, 2009: An old picture of Erica when she was 10-12 months old (for school). (1 photo)

May 17th, 2009: Abigail in her new (small!) yellow ball. Large cactus flower. (2 photos)

May 24th, 2009: Still gathering materials for the turtle pond. (2 photos)

May 26th, 2009: Crater Lake and other sights from Lori's flight to Hillsboro, Oregon. (13 photos)

May 27th, 2009: Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and other sights along Lori's flight from Hillsboro, Oregon. (11 photos)

May 30th, 2009: Broken spa valve. (4 photos)

May 31st, 2009: New smoker in action. Matt's Bursera fagaroides sprouting leaves. (4 photos)

June 1st, 2009: Trying to outwit birds. (3 photos)

June 5th, 2009: Erica 8th grade graduation. (2 photos)

June 9th, 2009: Pond construction continues. (2 photos)

June 12th, 2009: East of Flagstaff. A calf (small, thus cute) on the ranch. (2 photos)

June 13th, 2009: Ranch cows grazing Granny Road. (2 photos)

June 16th, 2009: Work up at the ranch. Shed construction, removed old refridge and cleaned up space for new one. Erica re-screened all the windows so we can have good ventilation and no flies! (7 photos)

June 17th, 2009: Shed construction continues. Double rainbow. Cactus flower. (5 photos)

June 23rd, 2009: Sunset on Fifth Lake. (3 photos)

June 24th, 2009: Monster/turtle. (1 photo)

June 25th, 2009: Nearly completed shed. (6 photos)

July 1st, 2009: A fish, a Jake, an Erica and an Adrienne. (2 photos)

July 2nd, 2009: Cool summer day on Fifth Lake. (3 photos)

July 3rd, 2009: Out on Fifth Lake and to the dam, Rhinelander. (20 photos)

July 4th, 2009: 4th of July in Rhinelander. (34 photos)

July 5th, 2009: Another day on Fifth Lake at Grandma's. (6 photos)

July 6th, 2009: Near sunset around the dam on Fifth Lake at Grandma's. (12 photos)

July 7th, 2009: A trip up the river from Fifth Lake. A sunset from Grandma's dock. (22 photos)

July 8th, 2009: A doe fawning? (8 photos)

July 24th, 2009: New truck. Painting the bathhouse in Ash Fork. (3 photos)

July 25th, 2009: Finished painting. Packed up to leave. (1 photo)

August 6th, 2009: Building a lattice wall for the pergola. (4 photos)

August 9th, 2009: New additions inside and out. (6 photos)

August 22nd, 2009: New puppy Sophia, so named by the AZ Animal Welfare League. (2 photos)

August 23rd, 2009: Sophie napping on Baby Erica's old barf catcher. (1 photo)

August 25th, 2009: Sophie and Abbie. (1 photo)

August 28th, 2009: Sophie at attention. (1 photo)

September 6th, 2009: Finishing the shower stall at the ranch. (4 photos)

September 24th, 2009: Sophie got a present from Grandma. (5 photos)

September 25th, 2009: Day 2 of Sophie with Grandma's present. (4 photos)

September 27th, 2009: A nice fall day in the desert. (2 photos)

September 28th, 2009: Day 4 of Sophie and Grandma's present (1 photo)

October 5th, 2009: Cut-off saw. Sophie. Pergola. Turtle pond. (5 photos)

October 6th, 2009: Scroll saw. Table saw. (3 photos)

October 7th, 2009: Deck and mini septic system cover. Pine cones in the campfire. (14 photos)

October 8th, 2009: Keeping Sophie warm. (3 photos)

October 9th, 2009: Digging in the settling tank(s). Sophie chews her rawhide on a cow chip dinner plate. (7 photos)

October 10th, 2009: Two large holes drilled into nearly solid rock. (3 photos)

October 23rd, 2009: Abbie storing up for the long, hard winter in our living room. (3 photos)

October 31st, 2009: In the fall we see quite a few hot air balloons out early in the morning, especially on the weekend. On this Saturday there were 4 in the same area all at the same time. However only 1 landed across the street in the greenway. (12 photos)

November 9th, 2009: Cactus pruning. We wanted this monster out of the way of the stop sign, and eventually halved its size. (4 photos)

November 10th, 2009: Cactus pruning — the aftermath. Scored and sliced to dry (before it rots!). (1 photo)

December 5th, 2009: Jack Frost hit our solar still for a few chilly mornings, and left some great designs. (4 photos)

December 13th, 2009: For the second time in a week - rain! This time just a brief downpour and then drizzle. But we all had to go out and witness. (5 photos)

December 26th, 2009: More art by Jack Frost. (4 photos)

January 18th, 2010: Dill, cilantro, tomato explosion. (7 photos)

January 20th, 2010: Tomatoes. (2 photos)

January 23rd, 2010: Erica's Homecoming dress. (2 photos)

January 24th, 2010: Trying to get a decent portrait of Sophie. (4 photos)

January 31st, 2010: Sophie consults on the configuration of a new security camera DVR. (3 photos)

February 6th, 2010: Erica's birthday. (4 photos)

February 13th, 2010: Jenny, Andy & Erica, just looking at the (cool!) pool. (1 photo)

February 25th, 2010: Matt's birthday cake. (4 photos)

March 14th, 2010: Grandma's birthday cake. Trying to work voodoo on Johnny Depp. (2 photos)

March 17th, 2010: Ann & Jake test the pool. (3 photos)

March 24th, 2010: (3 photos)

March 28th, 2010: Field of volunteer Lupine. Aloe flowers. Giant parsley. (7 photos)

April 4th, 2010: Tommy hangs suspiciously near the pond wall. Wildflowers at The Desert Botanical Garden. (13 photos)

April 17th, 2010: A half dozen balloons in our morning sky. (3 photos)

April 24th, 2010: Balloons! And wounded Sophie. (4 photos)

April 26th, 2010: Wounded Sophie. (Left front carpal pad.) (2 photos)

May 8th, 2010: Nearly plumbed the micro septic system. (6 photos)

May 21st, 2010: Turtles in the pumpkin patch! (1 photo)

June 19th, 2010: Blooming cactus dish garden. (2 photos)

August 13th, 2010: Micro septic work on the ranch. (1 photo)

August 17th, 2010: High winds and torrential rain. (2 photos)

September 5th, 2010: Large mantis. (1 photo)

October 2nd, 2010: Finishing the micro-septic system on the ranch. (12 photos)

October 20th, 2010: MIT, here I come! (Geek t-shirt.) (2 photos)

December 3rd, 2010: Sophie prepares for the holidays. (3 photos)

December 25th, 2010: Christmas in Arizona. (5 photos)

December 27th, 2010: Sophie poses. (8 photos)

January 1st, 2011: Sophie runs for the camera. (7 photos)

January 23rd, 2011: Erica's solar (water!) still. (1 photo)

January 30th, 2011: Sophie poses inside. (6 photos)

February 4th, 2011: Jack Frost visited Chandler this morning. (4 photos)

February 5th, 2011: Erica's Chemistry Honors project in action. (2 photos)

February 11th, 2011: Erica as Kim in Bye Bye Birdie. (1 photo)

February 16th, 2011: Nine Herbs Patio (5 photos)

March 6th, 2011: Erica and Sophie getting their vitamin D. (3 photos)

March 14th, 2011: The pond waking up to spring. (4 photos)

May 8th, 2011: Updated patio pictures (with customary panorama). (13 photos)

June 4th, 2011: Shade screen haven. (2 photos)

June 7th, 2011: Matt's Comicon costume. (8 photos)

July 31st, 2011: Lori and Erica finished painting and kitting out Erica's new bathroom. It now has new fittings and linens to match the new tub and tile, and a matching texture on the light fixtures too. (8 photos)

August 26th, 2011: We got stuck for an hour behind a fatal accident on the way to the ranch so someone went crazy for clouds and sage. (27 photos)

August 27th, 2011: The shed at the ranch was covered in mouse droppings. There were nests in the folded seats of both loungers, and a baby mouse mummy in one of them. (6 photos)

September 15th, 2011: Erica got a new steampunk necklace. (4 photos)

September 17th, 2011: “Historic haboob” ate our wind instrument. Inventory: new gas absorption cooler; Lexmark X543. (3 photos)

September 25th, 2011: There were many post-monsoon flowers blooming on the ranch. (14 photos)

October 27th, 2011: Oklahoma! (9 photos)

November 12th, 2011: Pulling baseboards out of the storage room. (1 photo)

November 13th, 2011: Subfloor prepped and clean—no more protruding nails, staples, globs of plaster, etc. (2 photos)

November 18th, 2011: Bamboo flooring, nearly finished. Returned the pneumatic flooring nailer today. (3 photos)

November 19th, 2011: New shelves for the storage room. (1 photo)

November 20th, 2011: Storage room, mostly re-stuffed. (4 photos)

December 10th, 2011: Lunar eclipse. (22 photos)

December 11th, 2011: Yule lights. (7 photos)

December 17th, 2011: Stuff from Ann, artfully arranged by Erica. (1 photo)

February 26th, 2012: A tiny succulent exploded a huge cluster of blossoms. (3 photos)

February 28th, 2012: Wind littered the patio with mesquite trash. Fresh jalapenos. (6 photos)

March 13th, 2012: We took a tour of Cal Tech and visited Long Beach. (45 photos)

March 14th, 2012: On the drive to San Francisco we stopped at Venice Beach, and passed through coastal mountain foothills, vineyards. (54 photos)

March 16th, 2012: We visited Berkeley in the rain. (11 photos)

March 17th, 2012: Snowy trees, arriving at Tenaya (16 photos)

March 18th, 2012: We stopped in Yosemite on the way back to Arizona. (188 photos)

March 19th, 2012: Tenaya Lodge after the record late-season snowfall. (38 photos)

April 8th, 2012: Princess Sophie relaxes on her throne... jowls on her pillow. (1 photo)

April 12th, 2012: Guys & Dolls parent performance (42 photos)

April 28th, 2012: Erica's swing prom dress. (1 photo)

May 18th, 2012: Matt cutting fabric for his elvish jacket. (2 photos)

May 25th, 2012: Matt sewing. Erica and Stephanie in steampunk costumes. (6 photos)

May 26th, 2012: Erica, Stephanie and Matt at the Phoenix Comicon's steampunk fashion show. (3 photos)

June 15th, 2012: Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park. Lebanon Silver Mine tour. (43 photos)

June 16th, 2012: Garden of the Gods. (45 photos)

June 17th, 2012: Rocky Mountains. (5 photos)

July 2nd, 2012: Erica went to the Frontiers of Science... for six weeks this summer at the University of Northern Colorado, and was awesome at ripping the testes off fruit flies, gentlemen. (7 photos)

July 5th, 2012: Sophie gets extraordinarily close to Matt while at the ranch. (1 photo)

July 10th, 2012: This beetle of unusual size, almost 4 inches long... flew into the pool twice before he was thrown into the turtle pond and never seen again. (2 photos)

July 26th, 2012: Erica's poster at the Frontiers of Science Institute. (6 photos)

August 26th, 2012: Getting good grades, her future's so bright... (4 photos)

September 2nd, 2012: Sophie. (2 photos)

September 9th, 2012: Many of these stinky mushrooms... popped up this year under one particular mesquite. They reek with a cloying sweetness like molding fruit. Flies of all sizes love them, including especially the gnat-sized swarm staying out of sight on the dark side. (1 photo)

September 14th, 2012: Trying to spend our dollars before they are worthless... Stanley chipper/shredder, Singer sewing machine, small Frigidaire chest-style freezer. (3 photos)

September 22nd, 2012: Big algae eater. New patio chair, table, and gliding love seat and foot bench. (3 photos)

October 5th, 2012: The ranch. Elk licks on a camper window. (11 photos)

October 31st, 2012: Halloween decorations. (6 photos)

November 8th, 2012: The Mouse That Roared. (32 photos)

December 3rd, 2012: New patio furniture, ripe jalapenos, pergola ceiling, Yule lights. (6 photos)

December 8th, 2012: Andreas Viestad's four favorite salmon recipes. (1 photo)

December 9th, 2012: Kill 50 or so pests and you can have peace. (1 photo)

January 10th, 2013: Tactical Bacon (1 photo)

January 19th, 2013: Erica and Bryce on their way to Homecoming. (2 photos)

January 25th, 2013: Carpet of mesquite leaflets on the flagstone patio. (2 photos)

January 31st, 2013: Watermarks left by mesquite leaflets (for a background image). (2 photos)

March 23rd, 2013: Back yard. (11 photos)

April 8th, 2013: Sophie listens to the wind in the dryer vent. (3 photos)

April 13th, 2013: Erica and Bryce going to Prom. (9 photos)

April 14th, 2013: Desert Botanical Garden (48 photos)

April 18th, 2013: Erica in Curtains (the musical). (35 photos)

May 8th, 2013: Erica in Horizon's Performing Arts Exhibition. (5 photos)

May 20th, 2013: New dry well. (3 photos)

May 21st, 2013: Drama summative. (3 photos)

May 28th, 2013: Horizon's commencement ceremony. Erica's and Matt's commencement costumes. (11 photos)

May 31st, 2013: The caterpillars that ate nearly all the grape leaves. (1 photo)

June 4th, 2013: Blooming hibiscus. (1 photo)

June 15th, 2013: Grape harvest. (1 photo)

June 21st, 2013: Information board for a cellular biology conference we ran into while touring UCSD. (1 photo)

August 11th, 2013: Sonoran native(?) wildlife. (1 photo)

September 22nd, 2013: Move-in Day at UCSD. Erica's single. Lunch at The Pines (Muir College). (3 photos)

September 28th, 2013: Three little lizards caught napping in the pergola curtains. (1 photo)

October 6th, 2013: Lizard, algae eater, partial bird face (the remains of an owl's meal). (3 photos)

October 18th, 2013: Parents' Day at UCSD. Erica performs as a new DOT (Daughter of Triton). (3 photos)

October 19th, 2013: Erica checks out Triton's abs. (1 photo)

October 26th, 2013: Halloween decorations. (3 photos)

January 25th, 2014: Sophie sunning. Hummers feeding. (8 photos)

March 18th, 2014: Spring flowers in the back yard. (3 photos)

March 22nd, 2014: Flowers around the waterfall. (2 photos)

May 10th, 2014: Large rat nest in the shed at the ranch. (4 photos)

August 4th, 2014: Grumpy mantis, fairy rings. (4 photos)

August 17th, 2014: Sophie in boots (and a big caterpillar) at the ranch. (4 photos)

September 2nd, 2014: Ranch shower redo, shed on 8″ block. (6 photos)

September 8th, 2014: Historic rainfall filled the lower patio almost to overflowing into the pool. (5 photos)

September 10th, 2014: All-time record rainfall floods the park (34 hours later). (2 photos)

September 17th, 2014: New shopping bag bottom. (1 photo)

November 15th, 2014: Flagstaff and Walnut Canyon. (44 photos)

November 16th, 2014: Snowbowl, Aspen Corner. (11 photos)

December 27th, 2014: Yuletide decorations. (2 photos)

December 28th, 2014: Frost on the solar still glazing. (1 photo)

December 30th, 2014: Yule lights. (5 photos)

January 10th, 2015: Erica's first school ID. (1 photo)

January 25th, 2015: Sunset from our back yard. (2 photos)

February 1st, 2015: A foggy day. (4 photos)

February 22nd, 2015: Lori's new car. (1 photo)

March 22nd, 2015: The pool waterfall. (1 photo)

March 30th, 2015: Sophie's poop sculpture. (1 photo)

April 12th, 2015: Touring San Diego Harbor. (26 photos)

April 16th, 2015: Matt's new toy (drill press). New hardwood blocks on the shade screen suspension cable. (3 photos)

May 19th, 2015: Wet Dog had to sit in front of the kitchen floor fan. Drying both sides was difficult because Nervous Nell had somehow sunk her claws into the tile. (2 photos)

May 30th, 2015: Elven folk ('rents) leaving for the Phoenix Comicon. (1 photo)

May 31st, 2015: Last year's elven coat and cape. (1 photo)

June 1st, 2015: Wasp trying to carry a caterpillar. (2 photos)

June 16th, 2015: Two flat girls. (1 photo)

September 5th, 2015: Lori's new TV is too big for her little car. (2 photos)

September 16th, 2015: New irrigation line replacing a 20 year old section with 8 splices. (2 photos)

September 19th, 2015: Erica's new room in Keeling at UCSD. (12 photos)

September 21st, 2015: Sunset from Keeling dormitories at UCSD. (3 photos)

October 15th, 2015: Patio roof repair. (2 photos)

October 25th, 2015: Hassayampa river preserve (11 photos)

October 30th, 2015: New flashing between patio cover and pergola. (2 photos)

November 6th, 2015: Compute cluster. (1 photo)

November 14th, 2015: Entrance to the lava tube NW of Flagstaff. (1 photo)

November 15th, 2015: Sunset Crater (16 photos)

December 1st, 2015: Pond scum in the patio sump. (1 photo)

December 3rd, 2015: Sharply dressed for a dinner out and a Christmas concert by the Phoenix Symphony. (1 photo)

December 17th, 2015: Las Noches de las Luminaria (5 photos)

December 21st, 2015: Dragon pearl in bloom. (2 photos)

December 24th, 2015: Christmas Eve in the North Woods. (8 photos)

December 25th, 2015: Chicken McNugget. (1 photo)

December 27th, 2015: Holiday Acres, Rhinelander WI (2 photos)

January 3rd, 2016: Lori's first photo with a new phone. (1 photo)

January 9th, 2016: Sleepy Sophie. (1 photo)

February 9th, 2016: Alert Sophie. (1 photo)

February 17th, 2016: Bruce Monro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden (4 photos)

March 19th, 2016: Hang gliders in front of the Pacific Ocean blue. (2 photos)

March 27th, 2016: Layered spongecake Easter dessert. (1 photo)

April 1st, 2016: First bird poop in Lori's open convertible. (1 photo)

April 3rd, 2016: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage concert (6 photos)

April 17th, 2016: Desert Botanical Garden, early. (19 photos)

April 21st, 2016: Matt starts cutting out his Starfleet uniform. (4 photos)

May 7th, 2016: Gorgeous spring day. (1 photo)

May 26th, 2016: Homegrown cactus flower. (1 photo)

May 28th, 2016: Lori teases the rain-soaked critters up north. (1 photo)

May 30th, 2016: Matt lays out the lining for his Starfleet uniform. (4 photos)

June 1st, 2016: Costume makers. (3 photos)

June 4th, 2016: Phoenix Comicon, day 2 Steam-powered fashion show, Erica. We are Starfleet! (3 photos)

June 5th, 2016: Phoenix Comicon, day 3 (30 photos)

June 14th, 2016: Large mouse nest in the shed. Sophie catches some rays at the Ranch. (3 photos)

June 15th, 2016: Sophie in boots. Large lizard. Thistle. (12 photos)

June 16th, 2016: Sophie's sleeping bag. Fuzzy Lumpkins. Knee-high jackrabbit. (3 photos)

June 19th, 2016: Intruder Alert! Lizard out of bounds. (1 photo)

June 20th, 2016: Pool equipment, failing filter pump. (4 photos)

June 25th, 2016: Tiny lizards invade a cactus pot. (3 photos)

June 28th, 2016: The Mall of America, on our way to The Northwoods. (1 photo)

July 1st, 2016: Grandma's in Rhinelander. Sunset and smoke on the lake. A campfire. (5 photos)

July 3rd, 2016: Matt's idea of fun on the lake. And an air burst. (4 photos)

July 4th, 2016: Tubing behind Larry's boat on Fifth Lake. (9 photos)

July 5th, 2016: Bald eagle fishing on Fifth Lake. (7 photos)

July 6th, 2016: A large green beetle, and a sunset over Fifth Lake. (3 photos)

July 8th, 2016: An Arizona beetle of unusual size, found in the pool after a 2 week vacation. (1 photo)

August 13th, 2016: The Pacific Ocean at sunset. (2 photos)

August 14th, 2016: Erica's belated graduation photo shoot. (79 photos)

August 29th, 2016: (1 photo)

September 30th, 2016: Fawn and tarantula at the ranch. (13 photos)

October 8th, 2016: Fall greetings from Lori. (2 photos)

October 9th, 2016: Matt charms a snake. (2 photos)

October 30th, 2016: Halloween decorations. (2 photos)

November 21st, 2016: Soldering three lamps into one. (3 photos)

November 24th, 2016: The new dining set. (1 photo)

November 28th, 2016: Artwork sticking out of Lori's convertible. (2 photos)

November 29th, 2016: Matt's second smart phone, the idiot Pixel. (1 photo)

December 4th, 2016: Mud wasp nests on the pergola curtains. (2 photos)

December 8th, 2016: Back yard history photos. (2 photos)

December 14th, 2016: Horn fruit. (2 photos)

December 25th, 2016: Yule tree. Sprained elf. (3 photos)

February 14th, 2017: New bluetooth speaker: Oontz Angle 3 (1 photo)

April 11th, 2017: Bee swarm. (1 photo)

June 5th, 2017: Broken shade screen pole. Outdoor speaker connections. (3 photos)

June 8th, 2017: Turtle on the loose. (1 photo)

June 10th, 2017: Tiny lizards in a big pot. (2 photos)

June 14th, 2017: Scorpion buttered wall. (1 photo)

June 17th, 2017: 60-70°C (150°F) surfaces everywhere. Don't fall down! (4 photos)

June 20th, 2017: Sunset on Fifth Lake. (5 photos)

June 21st, 2017: The Wienermobile came to Door County with us. (6 photos)

June 22nd, 2017: Door County fish boil, sunset, sculptor's residence. (14 photos)

June 23rd, 2017: Door County 3 hour tour, thistle salad, mini golf. (65 photos)

June 24th, 2017: Peninsula State Park, Door County (97 photos)

June 25th, 2017: Wood stack wisdom. Robin nest. (3 photos)

June 26th, 2017: 7° morning, golden sunset on the lake, squirrel remains in Grandma's shed. (5 photos)

June 28th, 2017: Fifth Lake (5 photos)

June 30th, 2017: Scorpion skin. (3 photos)

July 8th, 2017: Wind storm damage in the park. (4 photos)

July 9th, 2017: Windblown trash. (2 photos)

July 11th, 2017: Drunken scorpion. (1 photo)

July 16th, 2017: California roadside fire. (24 photos)

July 18th, 2017: Daddy scratches goooooooood. (1 photo)

July 23rd, 2017: Safest place when the wind howls. (1 photo)

July 31st, 2017: Trashed F-250. (10 photos)

August 14th, 2017: A large wasp(?) ran out of gas on the sidewalk in the park. (2 photos)

August 19th, 2017: Oregon state capitol and waterfalls. (142 photos)

August 20th, 2017: Columbia river cruise. (146 photos)

August 21st, 2017: Total Solar Eclipse (23 photos)

August 22nd, 2017: Flight to Oregon (8 photos)

September 17th, 2017: Zumanity (12 photos)

September 30th, 2017: Fall centerpiece for the kitchen table. (1 photo)

October 8th, 2017: Erica at home in San Diego. (2 photos)

October 16th, 2017: Halloween funkin. (1 photo)

October 19th, 2017: Ghost projector. (2 photos)

October 21st, 2017: Hercules vs Vampires in Symphony Hall. (2 photos)

November 1st, 2017: Demon dog's cold-fire eyes. (1 photo)

November 3rd, 2017: Lasers and Liquor (1 photo)

November 13th, 2017: Zombie Burlesque (8 photos)

November 14th, 2017: Bellagio Fountains from the Eiffel Tower (65 photos)

November 15th, 2017: Big Bus tour, Bellagio conservatory. (47 photos)

November 16th, 2017: Auto museum, Bellagio fine arts gallery (samurai armor), Big Bus night tour. (59 photos)

November 22nd, 2017: Grilled scorpion. (1 photo)

November 23rd, 2017: Thanksgiving. (2 photos)

November 24th, 2017: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue by the Phoenix Symphony with Erica and Dan. (1 photo)

December 1st, 2017: Night at the Phoenix Symphony - Holiday Pops! (7 photos)

December 3rd, 2017: New water softener's placard. (1 photo)

December 16th, 2017: Mesa Center for the Arts - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Special (7 photos)

December 23rd, 2017: ASU Gammage - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (11 photos)

December 25th, 2017: Christmas Day! (11 photos)

December 30th, 2017: Steam bicycle. (3 photos)

January 13th, 2018: Chandler and San Diego. (5 photos)

January 15th, 2018: SD wine tour and Coaster ride. (8 photos)

January 16th, 2018: Foggy morning leaving SD. (1 photo)

January 28th, 2018: Grandpa Kiesow's 80th birthday. (2 photos)

February 5th, 2018: Penn & Teller show at the Rio. (4 photos)

February 6th, 2018: Vegas, Baby! (15 photos)

February 7th, 2018: Vegas again, Baby! (12 photos)

February 16th, 2018: Minnesotans in El Zocalo's back garden. (4 photos)

March 9th, 2018: Simply Three concert. (1 photo)

March 24th, 2018: Del Mar (3 photos)

March 25th, 2018: Sunset hike at Torrey Pines State Park. (15 photos)

April 17th, 2018: Caswell's - keeping skills honed. (4 photos)

April 20th, 2018: Beatles anniversary at the Phoenix Symphony. (2 photos)

May 4th, 2018: Trekkies vs Whovians (2 photos)

May 5th, 2018: Arcosanti (11 photos)

May 7th, 2018: Flagstaff (3 photos)

May 8th, 2018: Percival Lowell's description of a monk's life. (2 photos)

May 25th, 2018: Phoenix Comic Fest: Starfleet with pirate. (4 photos)

May 26th, 2018: Phoenix Comic Fest: Eldar with steampunk gypsy. (6 photos)

May 27th, 2018: Phoenix Comic Fest: steampunk punk and the fey. (7 photos)

June 16th, 2018: Ranch dog and moon. (6 photos)

June 17th, 2018: Igneous rock on the ranch. (11 photos)

June 27th, 2018: Drive to Thunder Bay. Duluth Enger Park and peace garden. (50 photos)

June 28th, 2018: Thunder Bay: suspension bridge, Kakabeka Falls (59 photos)

June 29th, 2018: Thunder Bay: amethyst mine (41 photos)

June 30th, 2018: Thunder Bay: Cascade River State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse (77 photos)

July 1st, 2018: Fifth lake tour. (8 photos)

July 2nd, 2018: Adventures in Rhinelander. (5 photos)

July 3rd, 2018: More relaxing in the north woods. (9 photos)

July 4th, 2018: North woods relaxing - with nature. (5 photos)

July 5th, 2018: North woods fun. (3 photos)

July 6th, 2018: Morning leaving Grandma's. (2 photos)

July 7th, 2018: Flight from Minnesota: meanders and oxbow lakes. (4 photos)

July 24th, 2018: 120°F! (1 photo)

July 25th, 2018: 124°F! (1 photo)

July 28th, 2018: Dragon's breath. (5 photos)

August 2nd, 2018: Weird: buckets of water from the sky. (2 photos)

August 11th, 2018: Mission Beach (6 photos)

August 12th, 2018: Mission San Juan Capistrano (31 photos)

August 13th, 2018: Catalina Island (45 photos)

August 14th, 2018: La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (21 photos)

August 24th, 2018: A nearby street light felled by a thunder gust. (2 photos)

August 26th, 2018: Dragonfly emerging above the pond. (2 photos)

September 17th, 2018: (2 photos)

September 29th, 2018: Final pergola flashing repair. (4 photos)

October 4th, 2018: Deer attend the Flagstaff Star Party. (6 photos)

October 5th, 2018: Fall colors at Snowbowl. (24 photos)

October 6th, 2018: Flagstaff, old motel, steel siding. (5 photos)

October 7th, 2018: Some of Flagstaff's first ice and snow. (6 photos)

October 17th, 2018: Classic cars day at Intel. (2 photos)

October 25th, 2018: Sleeping Beauty at the Phoenix Symphony. (2 photos)

October 28th, 2018: Lord of the Dance at Mesa Center for the Arts. (1 photo)

October 31st, 2018: Halloween spider shirt. (Thanks Erica!) (1 photo)

November 2nd, 2018: New tint on the Eos. (1 photo)

November 4th, 2018: Fantasy at the Luxor. (2 photos)

November 5th, 2018: New York, NY and Paris Las Vegas (2 photos)

November 6th, 2018: About town - Las Vegas (6 photos)

November 7th, 2018: Purple Reign at the Tropicana. (1 photo)

November 9th, 2018: Butterflies at the Desert Botanical Garden, and a shaved butt. (4 photos)

November 11th, 2018: Tiny lizards living in a bowl. (3 photos)

November 22nd, 2018: Thanksgiving dinner. (1 photo)

November 23rd, 2018: Thanksgiving relaxation. (2 photos)

November 24th, 2018: Hiking the Superstition Mountains. (9 photos)

November 25th, 2018: Cirque Christmas (2 photos)

November 30th, 2018: Holiday Pops by the Phoenix Symphony. (2 photos)

December 8th, 2018: Foggy morning. (3 photos)

December 16th, 2018: Early Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Kiesow. (3 photos)

December 17th, 2018: Tumbleweed Christmas tree. (1 photo)

December 18th, 2018: Los Noches de Las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. (4 photos)

December 21st, 2018: Testing new whisky glasses. (1 photo)

December 22nd, 2018: Swimsuits in December. (3 photos)

December 25th, 2018: Christmas dinner. (3 photos)

January 6th, 2019: Sophie on her new warming pad. (1 photo)

January 19th, 2019: Visiting San Diego! (5 photos)

January 21st, 2019: Visiting the Japanese Gardens at Balboa Park, San Diego. (15 photos)

February 15th, 2019: Mummies vs. Zombies at the Museum of Science. (1 photo)

February 20th, 2019: Jack Frost graced our still with a little artwork. (2 photos)

February 22nd, 2019: Rain-filled firepot, hail on the lounger. (2 photos)

February 23rd, 2019: Frost (3 photos)

February 25th, 2019: Pestos — our favorite wine bar. (1 photo)

February 28th, 2019: The convertible weather is back. (1 photo)

March 10th, 2019: Electric Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden. (9 photos)

March 22nd, 2019: Signs of Spring! (1 photo)

March 28th, 2019: More signs of Spring. (2 photos)

April 21st, 2019: Hittin' the Strip! (14 photos)

April 22nd, 2019: Night 2 in Vegas! (12 photos)

April 23rd, 2019: Day time and Night time activities in Vegas. (35 photos)

April 24th, 2019: Soup of the Day at Irish Pub. (1 photo)

May 24th, 2019: Phoenix Comicon (YES, I still call it that!) 2019! (41 photos)

May 26th, 2019: Phoenix Comicon - Day 4! (13 photos)

May 27th, 2019: Brother Frankincense seems to have settled in. (1 photo)

June 4th, 2019: Direct hit! If anyone needs a dowser, Matt has some kind of talent. (1 photo)

June 12th, 2019: Junior hawk staying in the park. (3 photos)

June 20th, 2019: This dropped out of a tree and hung on to the car mirror for a ride! (2 photos)

June 23rd, 2019: Hanging on the Boardwalk in SD, Erica in volleyball league. (7 photos)

June 27th, 2019: New LED lights for the kitchen. (1 photo)

July 19th, 2019: Old pergola ledger caulking. (2 photos)

July 21st, 2019: Sunset on Fifth Lake in Rhinelander. (3 photos)

July 24th, 2019: Fun in the woods at Grandma's. (4 photos)

July 26th, 2019: Jake and Kate's wedding! (8 photos)

July 27th, 2019: Cruisin' the lakes west of Minneapolis. (8 photos)

August 13th, 2019: Happy Anniversary! (1 photo)

August 15th, 2019: Arizona pool hazard. (1 photo)

August 21st, 2019: Pergola beam/ledger getting out of the way of the electrics. (1 photo)

September 8th, 2019: Weekend at the Ranch. (9 photos)

September 9th, 2019: Mini Juniper pine cones from the ranch. (1 photo)

September 14th, 2019: Interesting nature in the desert. (4 photos)

September 15th, 2019: Whiskey flight! (3 photos)

September 25th, 2019: Stoneman Lake, Mormon Lake Lodge (11 photos)

September 26th, 2019: Snow Bowl (18 photos)

September 27th, 2019: Old tech at the old downtown diner, Flagstaff. Volcanoes north east of Flagstaff and Sunset Crater (from the back way). The Flagstaff Astronomy party, Buffalo Park. (41 photos)

September 28th, 2019: Flagstaff and Astronomy party Saturday night. (10 photos)

September 29th, 2019: Out and about in Flagstaff. (6 photos)

October 5th, 2019: Stumbled into a Doctor Who Conn at our hotel in San Diego. (2 photos)

October 6th, 2019: Oktoberfest in El Cajon! (1 photo)

November 2nd, 2019: Rhinelander visit for Holiday Crafting weekend. (4 photos)

November 3rd, 2019: Rhinelander visit for Holiday Crafting weekend. (2 photos)

November 17th, 2019: A lovely mid November day in Chandler, AZ! (1 photo)

November 21st, 2019: Rainbows in AZ! (2 photos)

November 28th, 2019: The last Thanksgiving in Chandler, AZ! (3 photos)

December 1st, 2019: Holiday Pops at the Phoenix Symphony. (3 photos)

December 3rd, 2019: Holiday Wreath from Grandma B! (1 photo)

December 11th, 2019: View from Rustler's Roost, Tempe AZ. (Intel AZ Holiday Party) (4 photos)

December 15th, 2019: Salt River Brass Holiday show, Mesa Arts Center. (3 photos)

December 18th, 2019: Rhinelander for Christmas! (3 photos)

December 19th, 2019: Winter in Rhinelander. (5 photos)

December 20th, 2019: Christmas in Rhinelander. (4 photos)

December 22nd, 2019: Out and about in Rhinelander. (8 photos)

December 23rd, 2019: Flying out of Rhinelander. (3 photos)

January 1st, 2020: New Year's day, AZ style - in the spa outside! (Our last New Year's in AZ!) (1 photo)

January 16th, 2020: A couple frosty mornings and The Blizzard begins. (1 photo)

January 18th, 2020: Erica's Laboratory (16 photos)

January 19th, 2020: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego (15 photos)

January 20th, 2020: Guy Fleming Trail, Torrey Pines State Reserve (21 photos)

February 2nd, 2020: New pond cozy. (1 photo)

February 4th, 2020: Frosted still glazing. (4 photos)

February 13th, 2020: 30mm desert tree with 300mm tap root. (1 photo)

February 17th, 2020: Lori's vacation (scraping pergola slats). (1 photo)

February 26th, 2020: A raptor, and Lori, still on vacation (washing pergola slats). (Guinness, give us strength!) (3 photos)

February 29th, 2020: (6 photos)

March 1st, 2020: East half of the pergola stripped of polycarbonate as well as slats. (2 photos)

March 3rd, 2020: Volunteer Lupine in the morning sun. The December '63 Show at the Mesa Arts Center. (4 photos)

March 11th, 2020: Recent rain attracted unusual birds. (1 photo)

March 14th, 2020: Painting pergola slats in the garage. (1 photo)

March 15th, 2020: Spring! (1 photo)

March 23rd, 2020: One-handed painting. (4 photos)

March 24th, 2020: Making progress on pergola refurb. (2 photos)

March 26th, 2020: Rafters up! (2 photos)

March 27th, 2020: Polycarbonate panel supports being refurbished. (1 photo)

March 29th, 2020: Started covering the east side of the pergola with slats. (2 photos)

April 1st, 2020: Frankincense awakens. (1 photo)

April 4th, 2020: Out to Barrett Lake. (8 photos)

April 10th, 2020: Surprises in the pool cover. (2 photos)

April 12th, 2020: Preparing the place for showing. (3 photos)

April 25th, 2020: Start up of the pool. End of the Lupine show. (5 photos)

April 28th, 2020: Another irrigation leak. (1 photo)

May 5th, 2020: Curtain critters: little scorpion, baby mantises, biologist. (4 photos)

May 9th, 2020: The bottom of the stile in the lathe wall next to the spa had rotted into pulp. (2 photos)

May 10th, 2020: Mushroom. Biologist studying mushroom. (2 photos)

May 11th, 2020: Finally get to eat out again! (1 photo)

May 12th, 2020: Crumbling solar still product water bottle cap. (1 photo)

May 13th, 2020: Sneak spurge. (1 photo)

May 16th, 2020: Large mushrooms in the park (pushed up by recently repaired sprinkler system). (2 photos)

May 18th, 2020: New frankincense blossoms (and leaves). (1 photo)

May 19th, 2020: Our compass cactus, and other bizarre front yard cactus formations. (3 photos)

May 21st, 2020: Attempted profiling. Top rail of pergola lathe frame. (1 photo)

May 22nd, 2020: Nascent cactus flower explosion. (1 photo)

May 23rd, 2020: (Re)finishing the pergola's lathe wall's framing. (1 photo)

May 26th, 2020: Pergola lathe framing, finished. (1 photo)

May 31st, 2020: Still repairing for selling the house. (1 photo)

June 1st, 2020: Cactus go BAM! (1 photo)

June 6th, 2020: Staging the backyard. (2 photos)

June 16th, 2020: Tally sunning herself. (2 photos)

June 17th, 2020: Lori's Intel badge history. (1 photo)

June 21st, 2020: The end of the solar still. (9 photos)

June 25th, 2020: Our 25 year scorpion collection (the ones that got inside). (1 photo)

June 30th, 2020: Lori's 30 year match collection. (1 photo)

July 11th, 2020: Erica and Brockton Villa. Sunset from Torrey Pines, San Diego. (7 photos)

July 19th, 2020: Office electrical box. (4 photos)

July 20th, 2020: Intel's retirement gift. (1 photo)

July 24th, 2020: Last day Lori was employed by Intel - good-bye cocktail at home - no retirement parties during lock down... (3 photos)

August 31st, 2020: Our new mini home! (15 photos)

September 17th, 2020: New washer and dryer installed. Now it's a house! (1 photo)

September 24th, 2020: Sophie in her new bed in her new home! (1 photo)

October 5th, 2020: Lori's 28th 29th birthday, Chandler AZ (2 photos)

October 8th, 2020: Where are all the peoples? (1 photo)

October 11th, 2020: Sophie's first convertible ride. (1 photo)

October 16th, 2020: Desert Trails RV Park, El Centro, CA. (2 photos)

October 19th, 2020: O-side CA (Oceanside, plebe!), and Erica! (7 photos)

October 21st, 2020: Solano Beach CA, and Erica! (6 photos)

October 22nd, 2020: Olive Avenue RV Resort, Vista CA (3 photos)

October 23rd, 2020: Dinner and dancing outside style in Little Italy, SD, CA. (4 photos)

October 25th, 2020: First arrival, Oasis Las Vegas! (1 photo)

October 28th, 2020: Sunset from Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort Park. (1 photo)

October 29th, 2020: The emptiness of a locked down Las Vegas. (8 photos)

October 31st, 2020: Picking up a package at Oasis Las Vegas. (1 photo)

November 1st, 2020: Pixie lights on the awning fringe. (2 photos)

November 5th, 2020: Our new Megahome water distiller. (1 photo)

November 11th, 2020: The day at Red Rock Park near Las Vegas. (15 photos)

November 15th, 2020: A free night in a Walmart parking lot in Richfield, UT. (2 photos)

November 16th, 2020: A one day stay in Palisade Base Camp RV Park, Palisade, CO. (9 photos)

November 17th, 2020: Traveling eastward on I-70 in Colorado. (8 photos)

November 21st, 2020: Sophie enjoying the rugged landscape near Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden, CO. (2 photos)

November 24th, 2020: The first snow for the new motorhome (and likely the Eos)! Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden, Colorado. (5 photos)

November 25th, 2020: Sophie LOVES the snow! (4 photos)

November 26th, 2020: The Elk arrived at Dakota Ridge for Thanksgiving Day! (6 photos)

November 27th, 2020: The elk are still here. (4 photos)

November 30th, 2020: Sophie bumming that the snow is melting. (2 photos)

December 3rd, 2020: A visit to Dinosaur Ridge, Golden, CO. (8 photos)

December 4th, 2020: Sophie loves the cold, Matt not so much. (2 photos)

December 5th, 2020: Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill grave - near Golden, CO. (11 photos)

December 9th, 2020: Triceratops Trail in Golden, CO. (10 photos)

December 10th, 2020: Red Rocks near Golden, CO. (12 photos)

December 11th, 2020: Snowed again while at Dakota Ridge in Golden, CO. (1 photo)

December 12th, 2020: And more snow at Dakota Ridge - Sophie liked it. (3 photos)

December 20th, 2020: Enjoying some warm and sunny at the pool & spa at Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

December 24th, 2020: A bit of holiday cheer in Mesa, AZ. (3 photos)

December 25th, 2020: Some holiday gifts - Thanks Katie! (3 photos)

January 2nd, 2021: Saguaro National Park East, near Tucson, AZ. (37 photos)

January 3rd, 2021: Driving the Catalina highway/Sky Island byway, near Tucson, AZ. (35 photos)

January 4th, 2021: Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Cave Tour. (26 photos)

January 8th, 2021: Relaxing poolside at the Caravan Oasis RV Park, Yuma, AZ. (2 photos)

January 10th, 2021: Arrived Santee Lakes Campground, Santee, CA. (5 photos)

January 12th, 2021: Santee Lakes at sunset. (2 photos)

January 14th, 2021: Lunch at restaurant on San Diego coast. (13 photos)

January 15th, 2021: Santee Lakes, across from our campsite. (1 photo)

January 16th, 2021: Enjoying Santee Lakes at our campsite. (2 photos)

January 19th, 2021: Another lake on Santee Lakes chain. (1 photo)

March 16th, 2021: Goat parts in lot near Oasis Las Vegas. (1 photo)

March 22nd, 2021: Red Rock Canyon National Park, near Las Vegas, NV. (29 photos)

March 24th, 2021: More goat parts in lot near Oasis Las Vegas. (2 photos)

April 1st, 2021: Near campsite at Lake Mead RV Village at Echo Bay, Nevada. (3 photos)

April 2nd, 2021: Traveling around Lake Mead. (77 photos)

April 4th, 2021: Driving around Lake Mead area. (18 photos)

April 5th, 2021: Near our campsite at Lake Mead RV Village at Echo Bay. (3 photos)

April 6th, 2021: Valley of Fire State Park, near Las Vegas, Nevada. (69 photos)

April 7th, 2021: Our campsite Lake Mead RV Village at Echo Bay. (2 photos)

April 8th, 2021: Arriving Cedar City, Utah, Cedar Breaks RV Park. (6 photos)

April 9th, 2021: Drive up and around Cedar Breaks National Park. The Park was still closed for the winter season. (44 photos)

April 12th, 2021: Zion National Park. (96 photos)

April 14th, 2021: Bryce Canyon National Park. (215 photos)

April 15th, 2021: Leaving Cedar City, UT, on a wintry day! Heading to Green River, UT. (10 photos)

April 17th, 2021: Drive of I-70 near Black Dragon Canyon, west of Green River, Utah. (44 photos)

April 18th, 2021: From campsite Shady Acres RV Park, Green River, Utah. (1 photo)

April 19th, 2021: Canyonlands National Park, Utah. (104 photos)

April 20th, 2021: Arches National Park, Utah. (289 photos)

April 22nd, 2021: Sego Canyon, east of Green River, Utah. (53 photos)

April 23rd, 2021: Near campsite at Palisade Basecamp RV Resort, Palisade, CO. (1 photo)

April 27th, 2021: Drive through Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, Colorado. (151 photos)

April 28th, 2021: Colterris Winery, near campground, Palisade, Colorado. (4 photos)

April 29th, 2021: Heading from Palisade CO, to Golden CO, I-70. (6 photos)

May 3rd, 2021: Snow day at Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden, Colorado. (7 photos)

May 5th, 2021: Red Rocks Park, near and in Morrison, Colorado. (64 photos)

May 10th, 2021: Interesting weather in May in Colorado! (6 photos)

May 11th, 2021: MORE interesting weather in May in Colorado! (5 photos)

May 13th, 2021: Arrival Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort, Estes Park, Colorado. (10 photos)

May 14th, 2021: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado. A couple shots from downtown restaurant. (96 photos)

May 15th, 2021: Another visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Other photos from the Elk Meadow RV Park. (27 photos)

May 16th, 2021: A foggy day at Rocky Mountain National Park. (49 photos)

May 17th, 2021: Visit Rocky Mountain National Park. A hike around Sprague Lake and a hike to Alberta Falls. More elk at Elk Meadow RV Park! (97 photos)

May 18th, 2021: Wine tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, Estes Park, CO. (2 photos)

May 19th, 2021: Wildlife around our campsite at Elk Meadow RV Park, Estes Park, CO. (5 photos)

May 23rd, 2021: Stormy weather in Sundance, WY. (2 photos)

May 24th, 2021: The drive to and visit of Devil's Tower, WY. (50 photos)

May 25th, 2021: View of surrounding Sundance, WY, from area Fire Tower. A clear full moon! (17 photos)

June 11th, 2021: Arrived West Bay Campground, Rhinelander, WI. (1 photo)

June 12th, 2021: From Grandma's dock, Fifth Lake, Rhinelander, WI. (1 photo)

June 13th, 2021: Erica found a little frog at Grandma's! (1 photo)

June 17th, 2021: Deer sighting at West Bay Campground, Rhinelander. (3 photos)

June 23rd, 2021: Deer sighting on shores of Fourth Lake, Rhinelander. (2 photos)

June 24th, 2021: Boat ride with family and eagle sighting, Fifth and Fourth Lakes, Rhinelander. (7 photos)

June 25th, 2021: Birkholz Family reunion, Grandma's Rhinelander, WI. (17 photos)

June 30th, 2021: Last day Erica, Grandma, and us all together, Rhinelander, WI. (12 photos)

July 1st, 2021: Enjoying our last day at West Bay Campground, Rhinelander, WI. (5 photos)

July 2nd, 2021: Harvest Host stay Forestville Vines, River Falls, WI. (4 photos)

July 5th, 2021: Rushmore Cave visit, SD. Then drive Hwy 87 to Sylvan Lake area. (41 photos)

July 7th, 2021: Our arrival, Whistler's Gulch, Deadwood, SD. (1 photo)

July 12th, 2021: Walk around Whistler's Gulch Campground, Deadwood, SD. Wonderland Cave visit. (38 photos)

July 14th, 2021: Drive in hills near Deadwood SD. (4 photos)

July 16th, 2021: Drive in mountains near Deadwood, SD. (5 photos)

August 10th, 2021: Petrified woods, SD, visit with Erica. (45 photos)

August 11th, 2021: Black Hills Caverns visit, SD. (26 photos)

August 12th, 2021: Sylvan Lake, SD, visit with Erica. (146 photos)

August 13th, 2021: Mount Rushmore visit with Erica. And visit to old Norwegian Church in SD. (77 photos)

August 17th, 2021: Visit to Air Force Museum near Box Elder, SD. (3 photos)

August 18th, 2021: Sylvan Lake, SD, visit with Sophie this time. (31 photos)

August 29th, 2021: Pennington Bog, The Lost 40, virgin wood forest, near Bemiji, MN. (21 photos)

September 4th, 2021: Visit around Prairie Lake Campground, near Grand Rapids, MN. (9 photos)

September 7th, 2021: Around Voyageurs National Park, MN. (55 photos)

September 8th, 2021: Around Ash River, MN, and Voyageurs National Park. (22 photos)

September 9th, 2021: Ash River & Voyageurs National Park, MN. (37 photos)

September 10th, 2021: Voyageurs National Park area. (19 photos)

September 14th, 2021: Bayfield, WI (7 photos)

September 15th, 2021: Madeline Island, Bayfield, WI (74 photos)

September 20th, 2021: Hangin' at Grandma's dock in Rhinelander, WI. (7 photos)

September 23rd, 2021: Drive around Lake Thompson, Rhinelander, WI. (43 photos)

September 27th, 2021: Devil's Lake, WI, visit. (32 photos)

September 28th, 2021: Dells of the WI River State Natural Area. (10 photos)

September 29th, 2021: Duck Boat Tour, Wisconsin Dells, WI. (75 photos)

October 1st, 2021: Galena, IL. (3 photos)

October 3rd, 2021: Around McGregor, IA, along the Mississippi River. Spook Cave and Campground. (14 photos)

October 4th, 2021: Spook Cave tour, Spook Cave Campground, McGregor, IA. Along the Mississippi River in the Driftless Area, along Iowa. (61 photos)

October 5th, 2021: Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA. Around McGregor, IA. (74 photos)

October 6th, 2021: Updog Campground, Mt Pleasant, IA. (2 photos)

October 7th, 2021: Sunset in Mt. Pleasant, IA, at Updog RV Park. (1 photo)

October 9th, 2021: Sophie enjoying a Culver's Pup Cup. (1 photo)

October 10th, 2021: Harvest Host Stensland Family Farm, Larchwood, IA. (3 photos)

October 11th, 2021: Harvest Host Stensland Family Farm, Larchwood, IA. (5 photos)

October 13th, 2021: Wall Drug visit, Wall, SD. (2 photos)

October 14th, 2021: Badlands National Park, near Wall, SD. (148 photos)

October 15th, 2021: Badlands National Park, near Wall, SD. (180 photos)

October 21st, 2021: Near Hot Springs, SD. Then Custer Park, SD. (56 photos)

October 23rd, 2021: Harvest Host Pine Bluffs Distilling, Pine Bluffs, WY. (2 photos)

October 24th, 2021: On drive to Rock Springs, WY. (1 photo)

October 25th, 2021: Around Rock Springs KOA, Rock Springs, WY. (2 photos)

October 28th, 2021: Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area, WY. (190 photos)

October 29th, 2021: Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area, WY. (183 photos)

November 1st, 2021: A bit of a wintry day in Loveland, CO, at Riverview RV Park. (7 photos)

November 2nd, 2021: Around Riverview RV Park, Loveland, CO. (15 photos)

November 3rd, 2021: Around Riverview RV Park, Loveland, CO. (10 photos)

November 4th, 2021: Rocky Mountain National Park. near Estes Park, CO. (154 photos)

November 6th, 2021: Around Riverview RV Park, Loveland, CO. (2 photos)

November 16th, 2021: Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO. (65 photos)

November 26th, 2021: (10 photos)

November 28th, 2021: Carlsbad Caverns visit, NM. Harvest Host La Vina Winery, La Union, NM. (87 photos)

November 29th, 2021: Harvest Host LDV Winery, Pearce, AZ. (11 photos)

November 30th, 2021: Harvest Host LDV Winery, Pearce, AZ. Arrival Good Life Resort, Mesa, AZ. (9 photos)

December 1st, 2021: First day at Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (4 photos)

December 12th, 2021: Holiday decorating motorhome style, Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (5 photos)

December 18th, 2021: from Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (7 photos)

December 21st, 2021: Range time! Good to always be prepared. (5 photos)

December 22nd, 2021: Holiday break, Erica at Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

December 25th, 2021: Merry Christmas! Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

December 31st, 2021: Happy New Year! Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. Sophie not happy with all the fireworks. (2 photos)

January 11th, 2022: Another great sunset, Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

January 25th, 2022: Our last day at Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (4 photos)

January 27th, 2022: Drive north of Mesa, AZ. (10 photos)

January 30th, 2022: San Xavier Mission (The White Dove) near Benson, AZ. And drive and hike in Madera Canyon. (84 photos)

February 1st, 2022: Down from Tombstone thru Bisbee, AZ. Lunch stop in Tombstone. (40 photos)

February 3rd, 2022: Through to the Cochise Stronghold, AZ. (11 photos)

February 6th, 2022: The deer come for dinner at Johnson Creek RV Resort, Kerrville, TX. (5 photos)

February 8th, 2022: Sophie making friends at Johnson Creek RV Resort, Kerrville, TX. (1 photo)

February 11th, 2022: Shiloh on the Lake RV Park, Malakoff, TX. (6 photos)

February 12th, 2022: A bit of snow Shiloh on the Lake RV Park, Malakoff, TX. (6 photos)

February 15th, 2022: Around Shiloh on the Lake RV Park, Malakoff, TX. (13 photos)

February 16th, 2022: Visited a Buc-ee's travel stop on way to and then arrival at Lake Pointe Resort, Canyon Lake, TX. (10 photos)

February 18th, 2022: Around Lake Pointe Resort, Canyon Lake, TX. (7 photos)

February 22nd, 2022: SpaceX visit, Boca Chica, TX. (22 photos)

February 23rd, 2022: San Pedro Island, TX, visit. (26 photos)

February 24th, 2022: Brownsville Harbor boat tour. (28 photos)

February 27th, 2022: Arrival Gulf Coast 5-Star RV Resort, Oyster Creek, TX. (4 photos)

March 1st, 2022: Oyster Creek, TX. (2 photos)

March 2nd, 2022: Galveston island conservation area and tourist areas. (16 photos)

March 5th, 2022: First night at New Orleans RV Resort & Marina. (7 photos)

March 6th, 2022: Around the New Orleans RV Resort & Marina. (6 photos)

March 7th, 2022: Oak Alley Plantation tour, LA. (26 photos)

March 8th, 2022: Swamp boat tour, north of New Orleans, LA. (83 photos)

March 10th, 2022: Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour of New Orleans, LA. (165 photos)

March 11th, 2022: Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour of New Orleans, LA. (24 photos)

March 12th, 2022: Harvest Host Grover T’s BBQ AND Southern Cooking, Milton, FL. (2 photos)

March 14th, 2022: Around Ja-Mar South RV Park, Port Richey, FL. (4 photos)

March 15th, 2022: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park visit, Port Richey, FL. (37 photos)

March 17th, 2022: Sunset at restaurant bay side, Port Richey, FL. (8 photos)

March 22nd, 2022: Along the coast of Florida, south of Fort Myers, FL. (7 photos)

March 25th, 2022: Everglades, FL, airboat tour and swamp buggy drive. (106 photos)

March 27th, 2022: Harvest Host 103rd Street Church of God, Jacksonville, FL. (1 photo)

March 28th, 2022: Arrived Lake Jasper RV Village, Hardeeville, SC. (3 photos)

March 29th, 2022: Hop-on-Hop-off tour Savannah, GA,. (86 photos)

March 30th, 2022: Hop-on-Hop-off tour Savannah, GA,. (141 photos)

April 1st, 2022: Around Jeffersonville, GA, Harvest Host Jail Creek Farms Winery. (4 photos)

April 3rd, 2022: The farm at The Farmhouse Restaurant, Serenbe, GA. (21 photos)

April 7th, 2022: Drive through main road, Great Smoky National Park, from Cherokee, NC. (87 photos)

April 8th, 2022: Drive through main road, Great Smoky National Park, from Cherokee, NC. (15 photos)

April 9th, 2022: Snow day, Great Smokies KOA, Cherokee, NC. (3 photos)

April 10th, 2022: Mingo Falls, Cherokee, NC. (21 photos)

April 11th, 2022: Great Smoky National Park visit. Cades Cove area, with multiple black bear sightings. Drive and walk up to Clingman Dome. (79 photos)

April 12th, 2022: Last day at Great Smokies KOA, Cherokee, NC. (3 photos)

April 13th, 2022: Mammoth Cave Historical Tour, Cave City, KY. (28 photos)

April 14th, 2022: Mammoth Cave Domes and Dripstones tour, Cave City, KY. (36 photos)

April 16th, 2022: Around Cummins Ferry RV Park & Campground, Salvisa, KY. (2 photos)

April 17th, 2022: Cummins Ferry RV Park & Campground, Salvisa, KY. (1 photo)

April 19th, 2022: Maker's Mark Distillery tour, Loretto, KY. (18 photos)

April 20th, 2022: Around Cummins Ferry RV Park & Campground, Salvisa, KY. Visit to Bardstown Bourbon Distillery. Visit to Lux Row Distillery. Just outside at Four Roses Distillery. Central Kentucky. (15 photos)

April 21st, 2022: Bulliet Distillery menu and warning signs on road by their property. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY. (9 photos)

April 22nd, 2022: Sophie enjoying her morning walk. Wilderness Trail Distillery visit. Four Roses Distillery visit with tour. Woodford Reserve distillery visit. (32 photos)

April 23rd, 2022: Hanging out at Harvest Host - Country Boy Brewery, Georgetown, KY. (3 photos)

April 27th, 2022: Bristol Raceway, Bristol, TN. (3 photos)

April 28th, 2022: Blue Hole Falls, near Elisabethton, TN. (28 photos)

April 29th, 2022: Friday night at the drive-in movie! Bristol, TN. (2 photos)

April 30th, 2022: Area drive from Bluff City, TN -> Damascus, VA -> Beartree, VA -> Chilhowie, VA. Backbone Rock tunnel area, near TN/VA border. (31 photos)

May 1st, 2022: Stay at Lee-Hi Travel Plaza and Campground, Lexington, VA. (3 photos)

May 3rd, 2022: Blueridge Parkway drive and stops. Falling Water Cascades hike, mid drive. (57 photos)

May 4th, 2022: Natural Bridge site, Natural Bridge, VA. (43 photos)

May 5th, 2022: Walking visit downtown historic Lexington, VA. (31 photos)

May 7th, 2022: Harvest Host: Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fisherville, VA. (10 photos)

May 8th, 2022: Arrival at Skyline Ranch Resort, Front Royal, VA. (2 photos)

May 10th, 2022: Shenandoah National Park. Animal farm at Skyline Ranch RV Park, Front Royal, VA. (63 photos)

May 11th, 2022: Shenandoah Nation Park. Luray Caves, Luray, VA. (162 photos)

May 12th, 2022: Sophie making friends. Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive. Skyline Caverns tour. Front Royal, VA. (70 photos)

May 13th, 2022: Skyline Ranch RV Resort, Front Royal, VA. (2 photos)

May 15th, 2022: Bear Creek Winery, Kane, PA. Lunar Eclipse. (18 photos)

May 16th, 2022: Hinman Valley Wetland Complex wayside, Ellicottville, NY. (5 photos)

May 17th, 2022: Niagra Falls State Park and surrounding area. Niagara, NY. (142 photos)

May 18th, 2022: Maid of the Mist boat tour of Niagara Falls. Niagara, NY. (65 photos)

May 19th, 2022: Old Fort Niagara. Youngstown, NY. (73 photos)

May 22nd, 2022: Niagara Power Plant Vista. Niagara, NY. (14 photos)

May 24th, 2022: Along coast, St. Ignace, MI. (17 photos)

May 25th, 2022: Sunrise, Gwinn, MI. (1 photo)

May 26th, 2022: Along Lake Superior coast, Upper Peninsula, MI. At Farquar-Metsa Tourist Park, Gwinn, MI. (19 photos)

May 27th, 2022: Escanaba, MI. (15 photos)

May 30th, 2022: Boat cruise from Munising, MI, near Grand Island and Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. (69 photos)

June 4th, 2022: Fun at Great-Grandma Birkholz, Rhinelander, WI. Grace and Georgia. (2 photos)

June 7th, 2022: Erica and Jenny enjoying an afternoon on the lake in Rhinelander. (11 photos)

June 10th, 2022: A stay at Harvest Host Burr Oak Winery, New Lisbon, WI. (3 photos)

June 11th, 2022: A stay at Harvest Host Burr Oak Winery, New Lisbon, WI. (3 photos)

June 12th, 2022: Hills RV Park, Plankinton, SD. (2 photos)

June 27th, 2022: Terry Bison Ranch and RV Park, Cheyenne, WY. (4 photos)

June 28th, 2022: Drive through Rocky Mountains, I-70 Colorado, and stay at Saddleback RV Park, Parachute, CO. (6 photos)

June 29th, 2022: Heading into Utah from Colorado, I-70. (4 photos)

June 30th, 2022: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah - state route 24 and the Scenic Drive. (156 photos)

July 1st, 2022: Capitol Reef visit - Fremont Petroglyphs walk and hike to Hickman Natural Bridge (98 photos)

July 3rd, 2022: Drive thru Capitol Reef to west side and take Notem Road south, and back thru The Scenic Road in park. (42 photos)

July 4th, 2022: Drive through National Forest to Boulder, Utah. (51 photos)

July 5th, 2022: Drive around Fish Lake in Fish Lake National Forest, Utah. (60 photos)

July 7th, 2022: Zion National Park, shuttle ride on the Scenic Drive to Temple of Sinawava. (102 photos)

July 8th, 2022: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah. (52 photos)

July 10th, 2022: SUPER HOT driving to Las Vegas! (2 photos)

July 14th, 2022: Matt enjoying a bit of Guinness at a pub in the Mirage, Las Vegas, NV. (1 photo)

July 18th, 2022: Matt on his descent after replacing an a/c unit fan motor - in 107F in Las Vegas, NV. (1 photo)

July 27th, 2022: Visiting Williams, AZ, during monsoon activity. (2 photos)

July 28th, 2022: The old Ash Fork, AZ, US Post Office. (1 photo)

July 29th, 2022: Drove by the Kadampa Retreat Center, near Williams, AZ. It was closed until mid August. (3 photos)

July 31st, 2022: Scenes from around Page Lake Powell Campground, Page, AZ. (5 photos)

August 1st, 2022: Drive to LeChee. Next Carl Hayden visitor center to overlook dam, then south drive. Hike to Horseshoe Bend Viewpoint. (110 photos)

August 3rd, 2022: drive: Hwy 89 north, past Glen Canyon, running along Grand Staircase National Monument. (67 photos)

August 4th, 2022: Drive around Lake Powell/Glen Canyon Rec district Wahweap and Antelope Point. (59 photos)

August 5th, 2022: Scenic Drive Hwy 89A, to Marble Canyon, Lee's Ferry stop, over to Cliff Dwellers stone house. (102 photos)

August 7th, 2022: Arriving Mesa Verde RV Resort. (10 photos)

August 9th, 2022: Drive thru Mesa Verde National Park, Chapin Mesa spots. Good views of Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling and Far View community sites. (102 photos)

August 10th, 2022: Drive Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, stop at Lowry Pueblo ruin and around to Hovenweep and cliff dwellings - back to Cortez, CO. (53 photos)

August 11th, 2022: Drive thru Mesa Verde National Park, Wetherill Mesa - Step House self-guided visit, Long Hours NPS tour. (99 photos)

August 12th, 2022: Sculpture outside main Visitor Center, Mesa Verde National Park. (1 photo)

August 14th, 2022: Arriving Blue Mesa area, CO. (17 photos)

August 15th, 2022: Visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado. (66 photos)

August 16th, 2022: Scenic drive from Gunnison to Crested Butte, Colorado. (45 photos)

August 17th, 2022: Sites around Blue Mesa Point Campground, west of Gunnison, CO. (13 photos)

August 18th, 2022: Drive from Grand Junction to Rangely, CO, through Douglas Pass (1). (22 photos)

August 19th, 2022: Drive through Dinosaur National Monument, near Vernal, UT. And a 1.5 mile hike into a canyon. (107 photos)

August 20th, 2022: Drive to Dry Fork Canyon, near Vernal, UT. (29 photos)

August 21st, 2022: Drive to and around Brigham City, UT, at KOA Campground. (14 photos)

August 22nd, 2022: Merry Widow Health Camp, Basin, MT. (3 photos)

August 23rd, 2022: Drive from Basin to St. Mary, MT, near Glacier National Park. (24 photos)

August 25th, 2022: Glacier National Park, Montana. Highway 89 from St. Mary to Two Medicine entrance. Drive through and boat tour on lake. (120 photos)

August 26th, 2022: Taking Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park, MT. (40 photos)

August 28th, 2022: Taking Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park, MT. (238 photos)

August 29th, 2022: Drove to Many Glaciers entrance but couldn't get in - too full of cars. (26 photos)

August 30th, 2022: Stay at Cottonwood Inn & Suites RV Park, Glasgow, MT. (2 photos)

September 2nd, 2022: Drive through Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, western North Dakota. (77 photos)

September 7th, 2022: Around Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, near Pierre, SD. (13 photos)

September 8th, 2022: Visiting near state capitol, Pierre, SD. (10 photos)

September 21st, 2022: Tour of Minuteman II missile launch facility, near Wall, SD. (19 photos)

October 6th, 2022: Shopping around Rapid City on a very chilly October day. (4 photos)

October 9th, 2022: Harvest Host stay - Pine Bluffs Distillery, Pine Bluffs, WY. (5 photos)

October 11th, 2022: Arrived at KOA in Alamosa, CO. (4 photos)

October 12th, 2022: Visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, near Alamosa, CO. (75 photos)

October 13th, 2022: Some views around the KOA park, and a visit to the Alamosa Riparian Area. (20 photos)

October 15th, 2022: The drive from Alamosa, CO, to New Mexico. (12 photos)

October 16th, 2022: (10 photos)

October 17th, 2022: Visit to White Sands National Park, followed by visit to "World Famous" McGinn's Pistachio farm store. (64 photos)

October 18th, 2022: Around the campground at the foothills of the mountains in Tularosa, NM. (7 photos)

October 19th, 2022: Visit to Sunspot Observatory, in the mountains above Alamogordo, NM. (41 photos)

October 31st, 2022: Halloween at Good Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (4 photos)

November 16th, 2022: Brief visit to Ash Fork, AZ, and our ranch property. (11 photos)

November 18th, 2022: The start of Christmas decorating! (4 photos)

November 24th, 2022: Thanksgiving at Lori's parent's new house in Mesa, AZ. (3 photos)

December 2nd, 2022: Holiday Pops with the Phoenix Symphony. (8 photos)

December 10th, 2022: Holiday decorating at the RV Resort, Mesa, AZ. (7 photos)

December 12th, 2022: Joined in on the 12 Days of Cocktails at Good Life Cal-Am resort this year! (3 photos)

December 13th, 2022: Day 2 of 12 Days of Cocktails. (1 photo)

December 14th, 2022: Day 3 of 12 Days of Cocktails. (2 photos)

December 15th, 2022: Day 4 of 12 Days of Cocktails. (2 photos)

December 16th, 2022: Day 5 of 12 Days of Cocktails. (2 photos)

December 17th, 2022: Day 6 of 12 Days of Cocktails. (1 photo)

December 19th, 2022: Day 8 of 12 Days of Cocktails. And a bit of RV holiday decor. (2 photos)

December 20th, 2022: Day 9 of 12 Days of Cocktails. After a bit of practice! (4 photos)

December 23rd, 2022: Day 12 of 12 Days of Cocktails. We made it! (3 photos)

December 25th, 2022: Christmas morning RV style! (2 photos)

December 26th, 2022: Hangin' poolside at Good Life, Mesa, AZ. (3 photos)

December 31st, 2022: New Year's Eve sunset, Mesa, AZ - say "Good-bye" to 2022! (1 photo)

January 10th, 2023: Enjoying a lovely January day poolside, Good Life, Mesa, AZ. (3 photos)

January 23rd, 2023: Amazing winter sunsets, Mesa, AZ. (2 photos)

January 26th, 2023: Cosanti visit, Scottsdale, AZ. (44 photos)

February 1st, 2023: Drive to Elgin, AZ, and stay at Harvest Host Sonoita Vineyards. (9 photos)

February 3rd, 2023: The morning after our stay at Harvest Host Carlson Creek Vineyards. Our arrival at Rose Valley Ranch RV Park, Silver City, NM. (5 photos)

February 4th, 2023: Hanging around Rose Valley RV Park with some friends. (5 photos)

February 5th, 2023: Visit to City of Rocks, near Faywood, NM. (89 photos)

February 6th, 2023: Visit to downtown Silver City and local pub. (4 photos)

February 7th, 2023: A bit of a snowy day in Silver City, NM. (5 photos)

February 8th, 2023: Drive to mountains north of Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. (120 photos)

February 9th, 2023: Visit to The Catwalk, near Glenwood, NM, northwest of Silver City. (58 photos)

February 10th, 2023: On our way through Las Cruces, NM. (3 photos)

February 12th, 2023: Sunset near Mountain Meadow RV Park, Tularosa, NM. (2 photos)

February 16th, 2023: Visit to the Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM. (21 photos)

February 20th, 2023: (192 photos)

February 23rd, 2023: Visit to Heart of the Desert Farms and Winery - pistachios and grapes! Took the farm tour, then wine tasting. (12 photos)

February 25th, 2023: Sunset around Mountain Meadow RV Park, Tularosa, NM. (4 photos)

March 2nd, 2023: Blustery day in Tularosa, NM. (6 photos)

March 3rd, 2023: White Sands National Park visit. (72 photos)

March 6th, 2023: Full moon over Tularosa, NM. (2 photos)

March 7th, 2023: Hike around Mountain Meadow RV Park area. (6 photos)

March 11th, 2023: Arrival Big Bend Adventures RV Park, Terlingua, TX. (2 photos)

March 12th, 2023: Big Bend National Park visit - Panther Junction Visitor Center and Rio Grande Village, Texas. (74 photos)

March 13th, 2023: Big Bend National Park visit: drive out Santa Elena Canyon/Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Texas. (142 photos)

March 14th, 2023: Big Bend NP visit - drive through Chisos Basin, Texas. (51 photos)

March 16th, 2023: Caverns of Sonora cave tour, Sonora, Texas. (26 photos)

March 19th, 2023: Visit to downtown San Antonio, TX, and The Alamo. (45 photos)

March 20th, 2023: Visit to the Gruene historic area, New Braunfels, TX. Mid to late 1800's German area. (14 photos)

March 21st, 2023: New Braunfels RV Park, next door to a Buc-ee's! (2 photos)

March 22nd, 2023: Old downtown New Braunfels, TX, old German settlement area. (29 photos)

March 23rd, 2023: Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas, The Hidden Passages tour. (99 photos)

March 31st, 2023: Surfside, TX, beach area. (2 photos)

April 3rd, 2023: Drive around Surfside to near Jamacia Beach, TX. (40 photos)

April 4th, 2023: Local fauna - Oyster Creek, TX. (2 photos)

April 9th, 2023: Gulf Coast 5 Star RV Resort, Oyster Creek, TX. (3 photos)

April 14th, 2023: Drive from Oyster Creek to Galveston, TX. Erica on a visit! (24 photos)

April 15th, 2023: Galveston Beach area. (9 photos)

April 16th, 2023: Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge drive through. (41 photos)

April 17th, 2023: Quintana Neotropic Bird Santuary visit. (29 photos)

April 18th, 2023: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, visit. (44 photos)

April 24th, 2023: Visiting the neighboring horses at Harvest Host Wintergrass Winery, Cleburne, TX. (4 photos)

April 25th, 2023: Morning walk around Wintergrass Winery, Cleburne, TX. (2 photos)

April 26th, 2023: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, near Amarillo, TX. (79 photos)

April 27th, 2023: Day 2 Palo Duro Canyon State Park, near Amarillo, TX. (59 photos)

May 1st, 2023: Drive through Canon City, CO, to the Royal Gorge Bridge. Then Skyline Drive into the old neighborhood. A quick look around Observer Ranch under constructions. (75 photos)

May 2nd, 2023: Amazing sunset from RV park near Pueblo West, CO. (7 photos)

May 3rd, 2023: Harvest Host stay at Papa Moon Winery Scottsbluff, NE. (4 photos)

May 4th, 2023: A stop at Carhenge in Alliance, NE. Around Hidden Lake Campground, Hot Springs, SD. (39 photos)

May 6th, 2023: Another view of Hidden Lake. (2 photos)

May 7th, 2023: Drive through Wind Cave National Park, near Custer, SD. (46 photos)

May 8th, 2023: A walk around Hidden Lake. Wind Cave cavern tour. (73 photos)

May 18th, 2023: Jewel Cave National Monument and Cavern tour, western Black Hills, SD. (90 photos)

May 23rd, 2023: 1880's Train ride from Keystone to Hill City, SD, round trip through old mining country. (98 photos)

May 29th, 2023: Hail storm, Rapid City, SD. (5 photos)

June 5th, 2023: Took the Rapid City Trolley Tour to get a look around as a tourist. (37 photos)

June 14th, 2023: Walk around Lebanon Hills Campground and Park, Apple Valley, MN. Drive near Mississippi River, Schaars Bluff Park. (28 photos)

June 16th, 2023: Near Crystal Cave, Spring Valley, WI. (4 photos)

June 17th, 2023: Crystal Cave Tour, Spring Valley, WI. (55 photos)

June 19th, 2023: Leinenkugel's Factory Tour and nearby park, Chippewa Falls, WI. (39 photos)

June 20th, 2023: Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit Interpretive Center and Mammoth Nature Trail loop. Quick drive through Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, WI. (33 photos)

June 21st, 2023: Irvine Park drive, Chippewa Falls, WI. (15 photos)

June 22nd, 2023: On the way to Rhinelander, WI. (5 photos)

June 27th, 2023: At Grandma Birkholz's, Rhinelander, WI. (3 photos)

June 28th, 2023: A rainy day hike around HolmBoe Conifer Forest, Rhinelander, WI. (19 photos)

June 30th, 2023: (18 photos)

July 1st, 2023: At Grandma Birkholz's, Rhinelander, WI. (11 photos)

July 2nd, 2023: At Grandma Birkholz's, Rhinelander, WI. (11 photos)

July 6th, 2023: Castle Rock Lakefront Campark, St. Ignace, MI. (7 photos)

July 9th, 2023: Ferry ride to Mackinac Island, with turn under Mackinaw Bridge, MI. And a horse drawn carriage tour. (123 photos)

July 10th, 2023: Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours & Toonerville Trolley, starting from Soo Junction, MI> (96 photos)

July 12th, 2023: Hike up to top of Castle Rock, St. Ignace, MI. Final walk around Castle Rock Lakefront Campark. (37 photos)

July 14th, 2023: Drive around L'Anse, MI, on Lake Superior. (8 photos)

July 15th, 2023: Tour of Delaware Copper Mine, near Copper Harbor, MI. Drive: from Baraga, thru Houghton, to Copper Harbor, south on west side thru Eagle Harbor along coast of Lake Superioar. (124 photos)

July 16th, 2023: Drive around Baraga, MI, on Lake Superior. (12 photos)

July 18th, 2023: Around Grand Marais Campgroound on Lake Superior, MN. (6 photos)

July 20th, 2023: Roaming around Grand Marais, MN. (40 photos)

July 21st, 2023: Attempted a Schooner sailing tour, but cut short due to storm. (45 photos)

July 22nd, 2023: Drive north coastline from Grand Marais to Grand Portage, MN. (8 photos)

July 23rd, 2023: Lutzen, MN, area and North Shore Winery. (41 photos)

July 24th, 2023: Red Pine Campground, Saginaw, MN. (9 photos)

July 26th, 2023: Duluth, MN, harbor area. (24 photos)

August 4th, 2023: Redwood Falls, MN, area and Ramsey Park. (32 photos)

August 5th, 2023: Granite Falls, MN, downtown area, World's Oldest Rock, The Waterfall. (26 photos)

August 8th, 2023: Mitchell, SD area and the famous Corn Palace. (18 photos)

September 4th, 2023: Our New Jeep! (2 photos)

September 6th, 2023: And our new Jeep, again! (3 photos)

September 9th, 2023: Harvest Host stay - Our Wyoming Life farm, Gillette, WY. (4 photos)

September 10th, 2023: Drive through the mountains - Gillette to Cody, WY. (44 photos)

September 11th, 2023: Trolley Tour, Cody, WY. (25 photos)

September 12th, 2023: Yellowstone National Park, east entrance. (122 photos)

September 13th, 2023: Buffalo Bill Dam and reservoir, near Cody, WY. (41 photos)

September 15th, 2023: Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful area. (68 photos)

September 20th, 2023: Devil's Slide area, near Layton, UT. (14 photos)

September 21st, 2023: Antelope Island visit, in the Great Salt Lake area, Utah. (37 photos)

September 23rd, 2023: Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Airforce Base, Layton, UT. (40 photos)

September 26th, 2023: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. (91 photos)

September 27th, 2023: Crazy Horse RV Park, Kanab, UT. (3 photos)

September 28th, 2023: Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Belly of the Dragon entrance near Kanab, UT. (75 photos)

September 30th, 2023: Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon & White Wave Tour, out of Kanab, UT. (321 photos)

October 1st, 2023: Driving through Page, AZ, Glen Canyon Dam. (4 photos)

October 6th, 2023: View from Snowbowl, Flagstaff, AZ. (12 photos)

October 8th, 2023: Monument Valley arrival and drive to Goulding, UT, and west. (73 photos)

October 9th, 2023: Drive thru Navajo Tribal Park (fee) and to Kayenta and back (101 photos)

October 10th, 2023: Drive thru Mexican Hat, UT, area. Valley of the Gods loop, part way up to Muley Point, and Goosenecks State Park. (83 photos)

October 11th, 2023: Red Rock Campground, Church Rock, New Mexico. (3 photos)

October 16th, 2023: View of Kitt Peak Observatory area, from road entrance. (4 photos)

October 18th, 2023: Saguaro National Park, West Unit, near Tucson, AZ. (27 photos)

October 24th, 2023: Enjoying a visit with Erica at VDO, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

October 28th, 2023: Motorhome Halloween! (1 photo)

November 8th, 2023: Visiting along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. (95 photos)

November 9th, 2023: Self-guided tour around the Elden Pueblo, Flagstaff, AZ. (31 photos)

November 26th, 2023: Holiday decorating, Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (5 photos)

November 27th, 2023: Holiday decorating, Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

December 1st, 2023: Holiday decorating, Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (1 photo)

December 2nd, 2023: Holiday decorating, Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (2 photos)

December 4th, 2023: Amaryllis project progressing. (3 photos)

December 5th, 2023: Hanging out at VDO resort. (4 photos)

December 9th, 2023: Holiday Concert, Symphony of the Southwest, Mesa, AZ. (2 photos)

December 13th, 2023: Holiday golf cart+ parade and the first night train run of the season, Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (26 photos)

December 18th, 2023: Erica's arrival for the holidays and in the midst of 12 Days of Cocktails. (2 photos)

December 19th, 2023: Arriving in Sedona. Hike around Red Rock State Park. Evening at Tlaquepaque. (74 photos)

December 20th, 2023: Hiking day: Fay Canyon Trail, Boynton Canyon trail to vortex, Long Canyon Trail to "Birthing" Cave. Sedona, AZ. (180 photos)

December 21st, 2023: Cathedral Rock hike, Little Horse parking. Mesa Airport Vista, sunset, Sedona AZ. (91 photos)

December 22nd, 2023: The last day of 12 Days of Cocktails - had to catch up. (3 photos)

December 24th, 2023: Merry Christmas Eve from Grandma and Grandpa Kiesow. (3 photos)

December 25th, 2023: Merry Christmas at Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (4 photos)

December 29th, 2023: Last of the holiday lighting around Valle Del Oro, Mesa, AZ. (6 photos)

December 31st, 2023: Happy New Year's Eve, with Straight No Chaser at Mesa Arts Center. (10 photos)

January 13th, 2024: Birches light the night. (1 photo)

January 30th, 2024: Visiting Erica in Laguna Nigel - Whale and dolphin watching cruise, around coast. Hanging out with Erica and her crew as Swallows Inn for line dancing night. (102 photos)

January 31st, 2024: Visiting with Erica in Laguna Nigel, CA, and beach volleyball Laguna Beach. (46 photos)

February 8th, 2024: A small winter scene - in a small house. (1 photo)

February 12th, 2024: Drive from Mesa, AZ out thru Apache Junction, past Canyon Lake, thru Tortilla Flat until road closed at Fish Hill overlook. (87 photos)

February 14th, 2024: Hanging out pool side VDO Resort, Mesa, AZ. (3 photos)

February 21st, 2024: Drive north out of Mesa, Power Road-North Bush Hwy to Granite Reef Salt River area. (43 photos)

March 2nd, 2024: Stay at Harvest Host, Cattle Rest Saloon, Willcox, AZ. Around San Simon, AZ. (7 photos)

March 12th, 2024: Fredericksburg Nature Center park. (49 photos)

March 14th, 2024: Fredericksburg Brewery visit. (2 photos)

March 16th, 2024: Visit to the Edge Winery at the Fredericksburg Resort. (5 photos)

March 18th, 2024: Hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock, near Fredericksburg, TX. (69 photos)

March 23rd, 2024: A visit to Fat Ass Brewery, Fredericksburg, TX. (3 photos)

March 27th, 2024: Lake Buchanan boat cruise, Burnet, TX. (64 photos)

March 29th, 2024: Visit to Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg, TX. (3 photos)

April 2nd, 2024: Visit to the Auslander Biergarten, Fredericksburg, TX. (3 photos)

April 5th, 2024: Another visit to Altstadt Brewery & the Elk Store, with Erica! Fredericksburg, TX. (4 photos)

April 6th, 2024: Visits around Fredericksburg, TX. Saturday night at the dance hall in Luckenbach, TX. (13 photos)

April 7th, 2024: Visit to the Pontonoc Vineyard tasting venue, Fredericksburg, TX. (4 photos)

April 8th, 2024: Eclipse Day! Fredericksburg RV Park, Fredericksburg, TX. (20 photos)

April 9th, 2024: Visit Heath Sparkling Winery, member patio, Fredericksburg, TX. (6 photos)

April 12th, 2024: Visit Inner Space Cave, Georgetown, TX. And downtown old Georgetown. (64 photos)

April 13th, 2024: Harvest Host stay Hangar 25 Museum (with sunset!), Big Spring, TX. (5 photos)

April 14th, 2024: Harvest Host stay Hangar 25 Museum, Big Spring, TX. And sunset in Tularosa, NM. (6 photos)

April 18th, 2024: Taos, New Mexico, RV Park.. (2 photos)

April 19th, 2024: Drive around the Enchanted Loop, Taoa, NM. (38 photos)

April 21st, 2024: Drive to Taos Junction Bridge along Rio Grande River, drive by Rift Valley trail parking. (43 photos)

April 22nd, 2024: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge area, Toas, NM. (31 photos)

April 24th, 2024: Drive To Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO. (10 photos)

April 25th, 2024: Chatfield State Park, Littleton, CO. (40 photos)

April 26th, 2024: A Buc'ees on Colorado! (1 photo)

April 27th, 2024: Stay at Harvest Host Gruner's Brothers, Capser, WY. (3 photos)

April 29th, 2024: Stay in Pine Haven, WY. (2 photos)

May 1st, 2024: Drive near Devils Tower, WY. (6 photos)

May 5th, 2024: Aladdin, WY. (3 photos)

May 10th, 2024: Around Aladdin WY, and the Northern Lights visible. (13 photos)

May 12th, 2024: Arrived Deadwood, South Dakota. Downtown walking visit. (9 photos)

May 15th, 2024: Hike to Mt Roosevelt Memorial tower, near Deadwoood, SD. Drive to Trojan, SD (ski area) and through and around Wharf Resources Gold Mine. (43 photos)

May 16th, 2024: Homestake Mine visitors center, Lead, SD. (13 photos)

June 1st, 2024: Bunnies abound in the fields near Rapid City. Coctails, RV style. (4 photos)

June 2nd, 2024: Hail storm Rapid City, SD, first of many. (4 photos)

June 19th, 2024: View of west Rapid City, SD, from Dinosaur Park. (4 photos)

June 20th, 2024: New pizza oven for RV and first cookies baked in it! (After first pizzas.) (2 photos)

June 24th, 2024: The fun weather around Rapid City, SD. (5 photos)

June 25th, 2024: Local fauna in baby form, Rapid City, SD. (2 photos)

July 3rd, 2024: Yes, it was rather cold in Rapid City, SD, on July 3. (2 photos)

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