Showing posts from September, 2010

Here begins the tale of our trip...

"Cock-a-doodle-doo,       My dame has lost her shoe..." --Nursery rhyme Deborah loses her shoe in this picture at one of the first rest stops we stopped at.

 This gas station had vintage gas pumps!
    Waiting for the others...

 Holbrook, Arizona--where we stopped the first night. These quaint lamposts charmed us!

 The Mojave has its loveliness!
 Re-packing At this motel we met a large group of Norwegians who were traveling the whole of Route 66 on motorcycle!

 Pretty but poisonous (Oleander)
 What exactly are Joshua trees made of?
 This is "The Infamous Family Portrait". A Lady came up to Elisha while we were looking at the Joshua Tree, and wanted to take a family picture for us--Elisha did tell her that we weren't all here but she took it anyway! The lady didn't want a picture of us, she wanted us to have a picture of ourselves--which Mom or Nathaniel could have taken, because they weren't in the picture!
 When we saw this we wondered for a few moments but then re…

Destination #1

After arriving at Uncle Ken and Aunt Suzanne's we walked to San Mateo's park! This is the rose garden.
 Nathaniel and Uncle Ken played tic-tac-toe. Inevitably, neither of them won.
 Uncle Ken gave us a tour about playgrounds!
 This is a bit fuzzy, but I love Stephens position!

 Enjoying the roses!

 Fanciful Ironwork
 Uncle Ken demonstrates the new kind of suitcase--with the clothes on the outside!

 Mom opts out.
 Our graceful Aunt
 Playing Go Fish
One of the many beautiful metal gates in San Fransisco on 19th Avenue.

 We had so much fun swimming!
 We had fun playing games in the garage as it got dark
 The room Elisha and I stayed in!
 Mom with older sister Suzanne

 Here is our great-great-grandmother, great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother. Mom is the little girl on the right.
This is Mom's Dad with a niece. Andrew reminds us a lot of him.
 At a park! Some went to a park while others washed clothes at a laundromat.

 Andrew stands by stoically

 The poor kid's hands are stuck on the wall--can't you see the distress on his face?!   Deborah becomes electrified!