Just what you needed, all the pictures in one easy place. These are all the pictures stories posted on the main page as well as those in the archives. The most recent pics are on the bottom. Where are the better ones? I suppose that’s up to you to decide. Our photography experience grows with each click of the shutter and you know what they say.. “experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.” Someday we’ll get what we wanted.
All but a few of the photos were taken by one of us Wiktors.
Phil on the 4th of July
Fireworks on the beach in Santa Cruz
Food and wine pairing at Buena Vista
A Napa staple: The Oakville Grocery
Grape vines at the Coppola Vineyard
Mere and Phil looking quite short
Mere and Phil on top of the clouds
1 hammer, 2 beers, lots o’ crabs
Huey the Beagle
Mutant jellies as big as your hand!
Meredith and Phil at the birthday ball
Factoryhand 050 abeam, right seat, starboard to port
Lucy ‘Pickles’ Wiktor
Turn to your 2 o’clock, time 4+40, time at next checkpoint…
Phil’s Wings of Gold
Elaine, Dad, Phil & Meredith
Mom & Phil
Phil & the guys
Pinning on the wings
2794 Chickering Rd is back on the market
2500 miles of fun!
William J Clinton Library
Where singing fish live forever
Little Rock’s River Market
Blue skies in Oklahoma
Our faithful travel companion
Viva la New Mexico
One Grand Canyon
Us, the Grand Canyon, and one pretty sunset
The family at the canyon
Don’t hike to the river and back in one day!
View from the Bright Angel trailhead
View from the 3 mile turn
We Made It!
The snoozing puppy cares not where she sleeps
Phil and Mere say hello to the Pacific Ocean
The Coaster Stop in Carlsbad
Hiking Doube Peak, a nearby trail in San Marcos, CA
Trail down from the top of Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma
The “historic citrus” at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, CA
One of the old ranch buildings at Leo Carrillo
The view as we begin our hike into Hellhole Canyon at Anza-Borrego State Park. Just some tid-bits for you…this park is huge! It takes up 20% of San Diego county.
Some more amazing views after “rock scrambling” in the desert
Exploring the tide pools during low tide at Cabrillo National Monument
Dramatic views of the Pacific coastline
Panoramic views of the San Diego harbor from the top of Cabrillo National Monument
Enjoying the view at Torrey Pines Preserve
Impromptu photo session at Balboa Park
Hiking Cowles Mountain — highest point in San Diego County
Phil exploring Cedar Creek Falls
Leisurely stroll along the harbor
Lucy takes in the view from Double Peak
Lucy 1, other dog 0
Lucy found her gills and has a great time
Cove Beach in La Jolla
Wine country in SoCal — Ponte Family Estates
Lucy and I at Olivehain Resevoir
View of Lake Hodges from the Elfin Forest trails
Our house, in the middle of our street…
A little steak, a little potatoes, and a healthy serving of yummy
Mere and Phil = the Wiktors
Petco Park in lovely downtown San Diego
Lary, Curly, and Mo
Say no to yellow beer
She didn’t get the memo about yellow beer…
A few of the more shallow turns on Palomar.
The little 599 that could.
Turns and a view. What more can you ask for?
So Cal wine country with Bill & Elaine
Gourmet camping with Mike & Heather
Porters and Wiktors celebrating at Kuan’s wedding
Dinner in Vegas with Syd & Pete
Say hello to La Jolla
Wine-o time in T-mec = great success
Phil the mechanic and Meredith the devil
Lucy checks out the other side of the mountain.
We say hello to the camera
Maybe we built this or maybe it was the druids.
The GPS knows where we travel.
Lefty and Legs, our soon to be bisque pals
The gang minus Meredith
The gang minus John
Hung by the chimney with care…
The Whole Gang (even Lucy)
Queen of the Hill
Mere and Phil, halfway there
Lucy takes a break
The Obligatory Lucy Photo
Rock Surfing… Hope this thing doesn’t break
Highest of the three waterfalls
Meredith, Phil, Pickles, Mr Handsome, Trey, and Jess
The long-necked beasts!
Meredith at Point Loma
Me and the mom.
The gang at Bailey
Bottles of the good stuff
The van’s final trip to 37th Street Tire and Auto
Smiling with Dad’s new wheels
Dinner with the fam at Sontes
A new voyage begins
John working his magic
The new and improved cucina on 12th Ave
Mill City Museum
A view of the mighty Mississippi from the top of the museum
The one and only Gold Medal Flour tower
The Wiktor “kids”
Gabe & Laura with the flower girl and Taylor, the junior bridesmaid
Mr. & Mrs. Cook!
The fun faces of the photo booth
Opunohu Bay is a favorite stop for yachtter from around the world
View of Moorea from Tahiti
To the market for some local fare
The spacious open bathroom in our bungalow
Lunch on the deck
The lunch menu – salami, cheese, baguette, and a local beer
It’s easy to snorkle when you live on the water
Phil and Mere at Belvedere Lookout
Pineapple fields forever…
Our safari guide preps an afternoon snack
Prep complete; time to eat!
Sunsets are gorgous in paradise
Phil poses with our island chariot
The aqua blue waters were remarkable
The sun puts on a show on our last evening
The show continues
The grand finale
The happy honeymooners
Just your average palm tree in paradise
Smiles after we finished a chocolate crepe
Mere and Lucy on … what trail is this?
Meredith finds a rock
Phil and Mere in Anza Borrego
Trucks in the wash
Deadly 7-legged spider
Taking a “Lucy Break” half way up
At the High Point
Look at the size of that boy’s head, I mean pine cone
Oak Grove, no grumps today
Mt Whitney Close Up
Before the journey
Snow at 9300 ft
Mere takes a break
Tent pitched at Trail Camp
Trail Camp at last
Sunrise looking west
Sunrise looking east
Ice axe and crampons for the chute
Snack break on the chute
A long way to go
View from up top
Trail Crest at last
Off to the summit
We made it
Phil and Mere at the summit
Plaque at the summit
Whitney from afar
Sketchup of the house
Mere in the kitchen
Yikes – The Yard
New red wall in the dining room
Yikes! The yard.
Mom, Meredith and the Lucy
Phil and Mom making sure they’re perfectly level
Mom at Pt Loma Seafood
Delicous fish tacos
The always perfect Caffe Calabria cappuccino
Phil puts the jack-hammer to work
More for another weekend…
New dining room light
Fini! Wall complete
Wedding Day – May 27, 2007
Three years later…
Lauren and I
Wine & Sunshine
Fast roping in the cloud
The flyby, Phils on the left
The dead grass is no more
The final challenge
Phil and all his tools
Ferry to the wedding
The brunch crowd
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
In the Conservatory
New Gopher Stadium
The full house
Which one is the odd pumpkin?
Arts & Crafts on Carolyn’s Birthday
Can’t wait until they bloom in spring!
10 week ultrasound
Merry & Bright
Fun with Mirrors at the Guthrie
Grandmas in pink!
Lucy exploring the snow
Wonderful friends at Sophia’s Shower
Reading with Dad
Date night to celebrate four happy years
Snuggling with Mom
Awake time with Elaine
Having a serious conversation with grandpa
Gammy and PD
One month old
Ladies on their loop of the lake
Moon – take two
Photogs on the loose
Our little family
Sail going up
Moon – take one
Mere & Phil
Mike & Sophia
Lauren & Sophia
Cool Uncle John…need we say more?
Sophia and Papadopolous
Grandma McIlwee and her 9th great grandchild
Grandma Marie and her first great grandchild
Four generations of Wiktors
Laney and napping Sophia
Grandpa & Grandma McIlwee, Sophia & Mere
Snuggle time with Kathy
Mom & Sophia on the beach
Fun with velcro
Fun with Daddy
Hey, where’s mine?
Blue eyed girl
Brew masters not looking so certain
Santa, is that you?
At the beach
Santa Cruz Christmas
Boats, boats and more boats
This looks tasty
5 1/2 months
6 1/2 months
7 1/2 months
8 1/2 months
8 1/2 months
8 1/2 months
Being a sweet pea
Usually she loves her peas
Crawling and saying hi to herself in the garbage can
Standing up in her crib…her favorite way to greet us in the morning
More food…and smiles!
48 bottles of beer
Working on her backfloat
Mom and her water baby
Trying to kick…or just splashing
Happy spring chick
Not so sure about the grass
Off the grass and curious about her basket
Smiling in her new shades from Aunt Anne
Dad and Mom with their big girl
Make a wish!
Happy Birthday Sophia Rose!
Happy 1st Birthday Sophia!
All for me!
Fun with ribbons
Smiling in her new shades from Aunt Anne
Dad, Mom and the birthday girl
Make a wish!
Will this fit?
Mom, Grandma, Papa D, Dad and the birthday girl
Post cupcake bath
Kitchen two years ago
New and improved bookshelf and countertop
Sunroom and old TV spot
TV’s new resting place
Sophia having fun at the art festival with Dad
Happy Sophia and Mom
Stopping to smell the flowers with Grandma
Papa D and Sophia
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Grandma feeding the ducks at the Safari Park
Boardwalk along Kaanapali Shores
Sophia and Mom at the banyan tree in downtown Lahaina
Views along Front Street in Lahaina
Mere and Phil getting ready to snorkel
Swimming with the fishies
West Maui loop blowhole
Sophia at the beach
Getting artsy at Iao Valley
Sunset bbq at DT Fleming State Park
Catching a wave
Sophia and Dad
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Family photo on the road to Hana
The fateful waterfall
Phil snorkling for his ring
Beautiful views at Waianapanapa
Enjoying some family time on the Hana Highway
Toes in the sand, life is good today…
Sunset along Kaanapoli Shores
Vacations are exhausting!
Best buds and their bumps
She’s got a lot of growing to do
Enjoying a cold beverage
Fun with Mom’s makeup
Checking out the fountain
Attempting a family photo
Happy to be hanging out with Dad
Having fun at home with her water table
Smiling for Dad on Father’s Day
Mere and Phil before the wedding
The new patio set
Firing up the grill
Mumsie and Sophia
Fun with mom at Jazz in the Park
Making some important phone calls
Cooling off in the backyard
Happy Birthday William!
Super long skinny feet, just like his Mom
William and William
Grandma Lainey meeting Will
Sophia enjoying some quality time
Showing off her big sister skills
It’s hard work being a baby!
Really, I’m comfortable
Flamingos out for their morning stroll
Checking out Turtle Town
This guy didn’t put on much of a show
Shamu did not disappoint
Big girl watching the show
William wasn’t as impressed with Shamu
Swinging at the beach
Our little man
Well, hello there!
Trying not to touch
Pig races at the pumpkin patch
For the record, she’s 34 inches
Fun at the park with Dad
Mom and the munchkins
Love these guys
Fun at the park during Mumsie’s visit in November
Lots of fun times with our friends the Croskeys
Sophia started Mommy and Me Preschool. Here she’s the class helper.
Oh, and of course this guy. He’s growing like crazy and melting my heart daily.
He does exist!
Checking out the Huey
Will’s first flight
Great Aunt Anne
Snack time with Mr. Bear
All dressed up and [not] ready for the party
The Wiktor/Case clan
Carolyn and I
Grandma and Mr. Man
Fun at the mall
Citizen Cafe with Grandma and Papa D
Coffee for me, fun for Sophia
January – smiley 4 month old
Lots of time spent goofing around on the floor with the kiddos
The end of January brought our first visitors of 2013 – my great old friends
A trip to Stone Brewery with the gals
This sweet boy is 5 months already!
More visitors…spending Lainey’s birthday at the beach
Wild Bills during Grandpa and Lainey’s visit
Will’s first solid food – avocado
Eager to sit up but still hasn’t figured out the whole balance thing
Brunch in La Jolla
A trip to the aquarium with Grandpa and Lainey
Beautiful views at the aquarium in La Jolla
We broke out the bouncy again; Will is a big fan
A trip to Sea World with Sophia’s Mommy and Me Preschool class. She loved the polar bear this time around.
Valentine’s Day dinner with friends
Mumsie was back for another visit in March and Sophia has added the word mulch to her vocabulary.
Fun with colors
Mumsie was nice enough to share her pad thai with Sophia.
If you can believe it, this guy is almost 7 months! Enjoying some fresh air while Sophia plays in the sand.
Showing off his teeth!
He loves playing with his sister
Playing peekaboo together
Will getting in on the action.
Curious about the stringy, straw stuff she found in her basket
Decided she needed a fork to stir it up.
Easter egg hunt at Del Mar Beach
Sophia says, “where are the eggs?”
Sophia says, “Mom, really where are the eggs?!?!”
Someday everyone will look at the camera and smile but for now you get this.
The Easter egg hunt was a bust so we treated ourselves to brunch…
and it was delicious!
30 isn’t so bad with these two
Beach in San Clemente
Checking out mom’s birthday flowers from dad
Aircraft on the flight deck of the USS Midway
Loving our time with Papa D and Grandma!
Goofing around with Papa D’s hat
My little sous chef showing off her new apron from Grandma and Papa D
Sophia sailing to The Rock
A happier audio tour user
Jasper’s Corner Tap
Smiles for everyone at Blue Bottle
Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
Tea in Chinatown
The men folk at Fish
Sophia and her fish friends
The gang at the Golden Gate
Starting our 4th out with breakfast at Claire’s
Our all American girl
And the mud. Don’t worry, the 4th of July cheer returned within minutes of this happening.
Loving the bubbles
Will and Dad playing peek-a-boo
Brunch at one of our favorite Oceanside spots – Petite Madeline
See, what’s not to like?
Out for a stroll at the Strand
Afternoon at the park
Splashing in the fountain
Kelp Forest at the Birch Aquarium
Checking out the fishies
A better view from Dad’s shoulders
We found Nemo!
Again, not so bad
A foggy morning at the Oceanside Harbor
Rounding out the summer with Will’s first haircut!
Lunch in Positano
The Amalfi Duomo
1 of 50 espressos
Monte Solaro Chairlift
Views from Monte Solaro
Boats in Capri
Marina Grande Capri
The ubiquitous scooter
Inside Santa Maria Maggiore
Via del Corso
Saint Peters Basilica
Saint Peters Square
Fountain of the Pantheon
Inside the Colosseum
Trio of columns
Vittorio Emanuele Monument
Gelato from Giolitti
Sunset on Vatican City
The Forum at night
Happy Birthday, William Bennett!
Fun at the park
Checking out his truck from Mumsie
Sophia helping with presents
Banana Split Cupcakes
Grandma and Will in Minnesota
Apple orchard fun
Exploring Minnehaha Pkwy
Como Zoo with Uncle John
Round 2 of travels – visiting family in Pennsylvania (snuggles with Great Grandma)
Sophia and Aunt Paulette
Will crashed on the plane with Grandma
Round 3 of our travels – Children’s Museum fun in Rochester
Mom got a day off and went on the Mayo Clinic Art Tour – enjoying a view of downtown Rochester
Back in CA and Aunt Laura visits!
Dad’s home (again!) – 2nd annual Peltzer Farms trip
The goats seemed to like Will
Sophia takes the wheel
Mr. Man as Bat Man for Halloween
A blonde Snow White
What a change from Halloween last year!
Lots of time spent here this fall.
Same spot but enjoying the sunset
Feeding Sparky at Sea World
Checking out the ‘mingos
Baby boy watching baby beluga
Marine Corps Dining Out (aka – Mumsie was in town and babysat!)
Sophia loved her new mittens and hat Mumsie made her
December Nights at Balboa Park
Our best attempt at a picture with Santa
Watching Santa arrive in his Huey (of course he flies a helicopter)
Sophia getting her present from Santa
Fun at Psycho Suzie’s with Grandma
Cooking with Aunt Carolyn
Kiddos zoning out while party preparations were underway
Phil and Gabe entertained themselves building this for the kids
Sweet treats at the party
Dressed and ready for the party…or at least most of us were
Lobster races (the guys having fun prepping for Christmas Eve dinner while the ladies went wedding dress shopping)
What Christmas with 12 adults and 4 grand kids looks like
Avos and Limes
Nate Harrison Grade Trail
Mt Palomar Picnic
Sophia on her hike
Our Rye Pale Ale
Will on the hunt
Sophia painting at the Botanical Gardens
Freshly baked beer making treats
Can you see the mischief in those blues?
Mere and folks
A lazy Temecula afternoon
Sophia’s 2nd birthday
Reunited with her Daddy just after her 2nd birthday
Sophia and her buddy Avery on one of our many trips to the market
Love this girl!
Fun in Minneapolis
This never gets old
All dressed up for the Santa Fly In
Sunset fun at the beach
Lake Tahoe with one of her favorite people
Mount Palomar adventure
Happy Birthday, Sophia!
Bouncing birthday girl
Hello Kitty cupcakes
Making a wish
The whole family celebrating the birthday girl
Filling the balloons
Temecula from above
Balloon Ride Overview
Flames on and up we go
Enjoying the Safari Park
Willamette River views from our hotel
Will and Grandpa strolling Pearl District
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
The Wiktors at the Columbia River Gorge
Family at the gorge
Green as far as the eye can see
Grandpa and Sophia
Looking down the lower falls
Sunny day at the falls
More Multnomah Falls
Wine and friends
Happy birthday, Laura
Iconic Powell’s Books
So many choices, so little time
Sophia posing with her wild flower during our Arboretum stroll
International Rose Test Garden
Smelling the roses
See you later Portland!
Brave Horse Tavern Seattle
Happy San Diegans
Will exploring at Grandpa & Grandma Lainey’s
Wiktors at the wedding
The bride and the flower girl
All the family gathered together to celebrate
Ready to work at the Kemps Kid’s Farm
Happy farm girl!
Saying hi to Charlotte
Ferris wheel fun
The roundhouse at Greenfield Village
First carousel ride
Sophia with her great aunts
Edison Steam Engine
Fun with Great Grandma Marie
Crunching on some Michigan apples
Delicious lunch at Russell Street Deli
Loving their time with Grandma
Will’s 1st Birthday
Hello there (13 months)
Growing up fast (14 months)
Monster! (15 months)
Eating like a big kid (16 months)
Marshmallow man (17 months)
Yes, mom? (18 months)
Stud (19 months)
Blue eyes (20 months)
Lounging (21 months)
Swinging (22 months)
Adventuring (23 months)
First round of birthday celebrations in Rochester
Celebrating in Michigan
Blowing out his candles
Blowing one candle out and then…
Someone got a little too curious about the candles
Cake makes everything better!
Ready to blow out candles
Crazy for cake
Proud step-stool owner
The hunt is on
Feeding the sheep
Billy and the kid
Sophia shows off her faces
FJ60 at Case Springs Lake
Oceanside Beach Pedicab
The Family FJ60
Getting ready for the show
Sophia shows off her moves
Will gets his gift
Santa hit the L-Hr
Lucy waiting patiently for her gift
Playing Santa and handing out presents
Enjoying their new toys
The Last San Diego Sunset
For Sale | SOLD!
Every Fiesta should have this many balloons!
Projects with Grandpa
High in the sky at Navy Pier
Gettin’ artsy with the Ferris wheel
A day at the museum
Meerkat on the lookout
Mom and Lucy on the land
The goofy cook
Gettin’ real artsy with the boat
The mash at Maker’s
There’s liquid gold in there!
Three new giraffes arrive
Stopped counting after 20
Bass for all my friends!
A couple of dropped antlers
A Watusi-Longhorn mix
The Mighty Watusi
Kids at the basin
Mom and Sophia (2015)
The new backyard
Carousel ride for the birthday girl
Moo! Kids farm at the National Zoo
Fun at the zoo
Nothing makes a 4 year old happier than pink, glitter and Frozen!
Reading her cards and excited about all of her new stickers
Her new “artist studio”
Making a wish
Happy 3rd Birthday, Sophia!
Our 3 year old little [pre-school] graduate
Testing out her headphones for one of our upcoming trips
Always fun times with her Daddy
Our tiny dancer
Holiday fun at the Santa Fly-In
Fun in the woods
Valentine’s Day cookies for great-grandma
Showing off her painting skills
Happy Birthday, Sophia!
Happy traveler in Portland
Cheesing it up for family photos
All aboard the tin can
Catching a movie while we wait
Carolyn and Ben
‘Iao Valley State Park
Sophia with the grandmas
Where boards go to retire
Will conquers the tree
The ladies of Hana
Soon to be smoothies
Honomanu Bay circa ’15
The Bamboo Forest
Family photo at the top
Fire (English for fuego)
Mumsie, the kids, and the crabs
The kids with Mumsie, Ben, and Carolyn
This towns got boats!
Running free at Jefferson Vineyards
Four legged winos welcome
Will digging the band
Bottles at Jefferson
Force? Yeah, we got that.
St. Anthony and Main
The breakfast parade
The second flower girl gig in two months!
Watch those fingers!
Will and Sophia at Jonas Green Park
Howdy from Annapolis!
Taking ‘Sis to the market
Will has got this thing going 100mph
Stealing more lens time
What a novel invention?
“This one?” Yes, Will. We can have that one too…
Coffee at M.E. Swing in DC
Turning up the “round and round.”
Bring on the ghosts.
New tent, old truck.
Dad with two of his little ladies.
Grand-kids and Grandparents in DC
Two troublemakers in F-burg
Ready to fill our bellies!
GardenFest of Lights
I think he’s bigger
Always cooperating with the camera
The trains captivate
RVA Street Art
Snowpocalypsemageddon from the porch
Our first snowman
Doing the heavy work so Dad doesn’t have to
Off to find the hill
Surveying the wreckage
Brakes look good right?
There’s that knuckle
Will helping with the hammer
Pretty much done here dad
So this is what’s inside the axle…
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…
Away in a manger
How did he get down there?
Decorating cookies with Will
All the cousins
Loved spending the holidays with our family
Happy New Year!
Don’t you wish every road trip looked like this
Enjoying the warm weekend
Let’s go fly a kite!
Double date night
These two blondies
Love these kids
Before&After in Sperryville
Up Crisman Hollow Dr
Checkin’ out the view
Over the river and through the woods
Not a bad start to the day
Relaxing at the hotel
From the lookout tower at Kanlum Lagoon
Free margheritas at the hotel, don’t mind if we do.
Drinks at Casa Jaguar
Bar at Casa Jaguar
I spy with my little eye (an iguana hanging out at the top of our room)
Exploring on our bikes
Huge cappuccinos at Posada Margherita
Beach at Posada Margherita
More yummy freshness
Beach day with these old friends
Strolling to the Tulum ruins
More ceviche, please!
My happy place!
Final sunrise in Tulum
Relaxing with a green drink
Tropical french toast
Relaxing at El Pez and enjoying one final smoothie
Hanging with the Yogis
Loved this porch
Tommy across the pond
One of us wants to hop in…
John and Lauren with the kiddos
Sunset on the mall
Checking out the reflection
The kids and their Great Grandma
No sugar in that cream filled doughnut
Feeding the rays
Will showing his cheese face
Getting ready for too much fun tomorrow
Blues for all my friends!
Hand picked, homemade leftover cakes
Ripping with Nathaniel
Worth every pedal
Haven’t wiggled all the wiggles out yet
Turtles in a half shell
Will’s first fishing trip
Little road trips
One of the NoVA LOVE signs
Silly faces help beat the heat
Hope you kids brought your money
Totally worth the wait
Baking some summer treats
Will’s 3rd Birthday
Little Papa D
Exploring the National Mall
He loves his Lego
First snow angel
Rolling on the South Lawn
Wild and free
I could have done a round up of sleeping William
Summer hair don’t care
Obliging mom with a photo
Hey mom, take my picture!
I’m this many!
Still this many…he was a bit excited.
Let them eat cake
Happy birthday, Will!
Sophia smiling in Sperryville
No bad times in this truck
The USGS marker at Skyland
Mom and Will taking a break
Overall Run Falls
The mighty Land Cruiser
Extreme primitive camping…
Ben, Carolyn, and Sophia
The big bird
Baby, it’s cold outside
Polar Bear Bucket-Man!
It looks like someone got to the party treats early…
Taking Ethan’s dirt bike for a spin
Half the horsemen
Sophia & Ramona
Helping clear snow like a real Minnesotan!
We found the snow!
Reading with Aunt Mary
Thanks, John & Janet!
A couple of cheeseheads in Wisco
He does exist!
Sophia thought Annie should be in the photo too
The big cousins ready for the party
Prep complete, time to eat
The growing Wiktor/Case clan
Now that’s a snowman!
America wins, America wins!
Ok, no one look at the camera and smile
Looking so grown up but still the best of friends
The gang at the wedding
Just a lousy winter day in San Diego
Little red toes
Hello again West Coast
P-40E Lope’s Hope
The belly of the Discovery
These will take you to the moon!
Mean and green
“They crashed because they don’t have brains!” yelled Will
Where are the touch screens?
Checking out the sub
We ran out of road!
Cruising the land
I can’t seem to stop taking pictures of the ground…these shells were so beautiful and abundant!
St. Augustine lighthouse
St. Augustine from a distance
Charming Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island
Jess and I at Boneyard Beach
Pit stop at the market in JAX
So many doors, so little time
The Wicked Witch!
Somewhere over the rainbow
Family photo op at Mount Vernon
George’s original tomb
Mom and Sophia (2017)
The Basin in bloom
Sophia and Will at the Japanese Lantern
One of the few pink trees
The Family, 2017
Fun at the park
Checking the pH of the creek water
Showing off Batman’s tricks on the tablet
Mumsie and her grandkids
Picnic on the Mall
Sophia flying it high
And the kite is airborne!
WWII Memorial at night
The whole gang digging in
My two favorite ladies
Sophia with her pals
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
The lovely Meredith
Falls near Chimney Rock
The marker at the top of Chimney
On the way down from Mitchell
Monuts Donuts didn’t disappoint
Chimney Rock from above
Wedge At Foundation
Afternoon (beer) break
Breakfast at Liberty House
The walk to the top of Mitchell
The highest point in the US… east of the Mississippi
On top of Chimney Rock
6am breakfast at the Fischmarkt
The not German U-Boat
Before hashtags were cool, locks were cool
Holsten Gate at Lübeck
Petrikirche in Lübeck
This lame selfie is the only picture of us we took
Trip of the pic?
The awesome view from St. Michaelis
Old warehouses of Speicherstadt
the iPhone in Lübeck
Just another perfect drink on a great vacation
Will finds his calling
Holy Bats… Man!
Austin from on top the hill
Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles”
Sophia hamming it up
Cooling off at the river
John and the Watusi
Sushi the camel
Welcome to Ox Ranch
How many people can you fit in the gator?
The first of many giraffe feedings
The deer kindly joined us for the photo
Swimming at the pool (note our fancy wagon in the background)
Cooling off in the misters
3/4 of the Horsemen
Saying goodbye to Buttercup
This never got old
Phil and Will on the Shore
Ice cream… round fifteen
Top of the Met
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Surprisingly good food and fun for the family
The one and only: The Bagel Store
Happy 4th Birthday, Will!
Make a wish
A whole handful
Round 2…not pictured the missing half of the cake
Lunch with a view at Lake Calhoun
Giggles with Grandma at the park
Monkey see, monkey do
Stillwater with cool Uncle John
They love getting spoiled by these two
Cousins & Cones
Lainey & Grandpa and 4 of the 5 grandkids
Sophia’s turn on the wobbling balance beam. We even convinced Grandpa to try!
Soaking up summer
First snuggles with baby Henry
Having no fun at the park
The stroller muffs were a big hit with the kids
Carolyn and Sophia…Henry is in there somewhere too
Family of Five…just kidding
A view of the Chrysler building outside the hotel