Saturday, March 30, 2013

Post-trip Pictures

Pictures are starting to pile up, so I thought I'd post a few.  You've probably noticed that we haven't been posting as often since we've been in the US; a big part of that is that most of you are around us more regularly, but rest assured that we'll be back to our regular schedule once we return to T-land.

However, for your viewing pleasure, a few pictures of our time in the US since we got back from our marathon trip:

Cary Kite Festival

American food really DOES make you get big fast!

Steven and Matthew on a fun trip to the zoo with their cousins.

At a science museum, Steven volunteered for the demonstration on electricity.  Not a great picture, but he's holding a rod to show how the power arcs from the source.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Trip Pictures

 These pictures are all out of order for some reason, but I figure that just gives you a better sense of the confusion that happens when you're cooped up in a car for a month.  Of course, as you can see above, it doesn't seem to bother some people ...

 Whatever your criticisms may be, there's no denying that the US is a beautiful country.  One of the best parts of traveling around was seeing all the scenery.  I think the above photo was taken of Mt. Shasta in northern California, though it's entirely possible it's in southern Oregon somewhere.

 Above: Steven demonstrates what Siberian kids do with snow.
Below: Saya tries it out herself.

Yes, gas is still available for this price ... as long as you're willing to drive to Wyoming to get it!

Can't remember whose bathtub this is (though I'm sure Bobbie would know) but it's beautiful.

One guess as to where this is (answer below the picture).

Did you get it?  It's the (highlight for answer) Mormon Tabernacle in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Above: feeding a horse in central Oregon.
Below: I have decided that we should all move to Montana to live somewhere like this.

Above: Enjoying a visit with my dad's aunt in central Montana.
Below: Why yes, I AM dressed as a hot dog, thank you very much.

In Portland someone gave us money to do something fun with the kids - we took them to this kind of indoor playground thing where they had air-powered guns that shot nerf balls.  The boys enjoyed a pitched battle for domination of the ball pit.

 I don't know why we don't have more pictures of it, but in Indianapolis our friends took us to a wonderful children's museum.  Here Matthew is dressed as a dinosaur and about to go sit on his eggs.

 Valentine's dinner at a group in Billings.

 There are a lot more pictures, but I think they must be on the other camera chip or something.  Hopefully we'll get them up one of these days.  At least I can say I put some of them up now.

Thanks again for stopping by; we should have more to tell you about in a week or so, so come back soon!