Wednesday, August 29, 2007

And Today Makes One

One year ago today we left our home of many years in Seattle and moved to Boise.

We bought the house I grew up in from my parents when they move a few miles West.

The neighborhood is nice and the neighbors are fantastic. We like to be near Grammy and Pops and closer to Gram and Papa. There are things I miss about Seattle but overall I'm very happy to be back in Boise.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Camping At Bull Trout Lake

This weekend we hit the hills for a short camping trip at Bull Trout Lake.

We hadn't camped with both kids before so we made this trip short. We had our tent up by about five Saturday evening and we were packed up by noon Sunday.

After getting settled in Big E and I headed over to the lake with our fishing poles. We got skunked but we had fun.
Due to the high fire danger campfires are not allowed right now so tin foil dinners were, unfortunately, off the menu. Instead we grilled up hamburgers and hot dogs and heated baked beans. I can't complain about not smelling like a campfire.
After dinner we went for a walk and then headed back to the camp stove for some s'mores.
We were in the tent ready to sleep by ten. Then kids were asleep within minutes but Chris and I were awake on and off all night listening to an infant cry in a nearby campsite.
We woke up with the sun on Sunday but stayed in the tent waiting for the temperature to come up from about 33 degrees.

We tried our luck again with the fishing lines first thing Sunday morning but came up empty again. Chris had packed up plenty of bacon, eggs and potatoes so we didn't go hungry without the fishies.
Everybody had enough fun that we're willing to go again.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Big Birthday Shout Out

To the SIL.
Happy Big One Sam!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Windy City

Chris and I spent a fun-filled weekend in Chicago. She had business there making it a great opportunity for the two of us to take a vacation. We left the kids at home in the able hands of Grammy & Pops and aunts Kathy & Carol.

Chris had meetings on Friday so I spent the entire day down at the Museum of Science and Industry.
It's a nerd's paradise but it'd be great with the kids too.
I was most impressed by the German U-505 Submarine displayed there.

Friday evening we enjoyed some deep-dish pie at Pizzaria Due. Yum! While I usually prefer the thinner New York style pizza, I must say this stuff was delicious.

We started Saturday morning by riding the 'L' around the loop three times on an architectural tour. In the afternoon we caught a matinee of Wicked, a very entertianing musical telling the untold story of the witches of Oz. After the show we walked over to the Sears Tower where we rode the elevator 1,353 feet above the city for a fantastic view of Chicago (and beyond).