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Louisville to California  - Nov 29th to Dec 6th.
Our route took us down to San Antonia's Riverwalk, where the Christmas lights were in
full force (beautiful!), then on to Carlsbad Caverns and home...2700 miles. 

Route Map

Carlsbad Caverns:

 

Natural Entry 

 The Big Room

 

 

 Texas Canyon
New Mexico

Louisville to Rockville, MD
In early November, we helped Steve & Aimee move to their new location in Rockville, MD.  We visited DC while there, then left to go back to Louisville via the Shenandoah Valley. 
   Route Map                     Visiting some sights in DC                       Steve's new work      Deer near town 
 
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Zachary, Graham, Thad and Caleb (still in the oven!) with Steve & Aimee and Aimee's sister Laura.
We celebrated Christmas early since we won't se them until after the new year.  Leaving DC on the 7th, we headed down into the Shenandoah Valley and to Luray Caverns...Beautiful!
Inside Luray Caverns
At Luray there is a great antique and classic car museum, too.    (These are all 900-1000 pixel wide...after it loads, click again to expand, then close window to return here)
Louisville - October 2nd, 2010 thru Nov. 29, 2010
 Here are some of our activities while in Louisville. 
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These first 7 panels are from our visit to Anchorage Park on October 10th, 2010
Here's some pics from the house and nearby park of what the trees are like here (Oct 14th & 17th)

Trip to Louisville -  Sept 27 - October 2, 2010
The return trip from Bakersfield to Louisville started Sept 27th and we arrived Oct 2nd.  We traveled through Las Vegas, up through some beautiful country in Utah, through the Rockies and Denver, then over Kansas, Missouri, Indiana along I-70 to I-64 into Louisville.

Route Map

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                  Nev-Az-Utah                                                                       Utah
Utah Utah Kansas Kansas Missouri

Events in Aug-Sept, 2010 

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Nathan's Birthday Bash Aug 28th - Bowling then ice cream at Rosemary's!
Mid-Sept, we headed for Disneyland!
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Louisville to Bakersfield -  July 28 - August 14, 2010
The return trip from Louisville to Bakersfield took us through Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and on to California.  4600 miles and some beautiful sites along the way!  Here are some of them, starting with how we traveled.

Route Map
 
Baxter's
Bungalow
Chicago
 
Corn Palace
Mitchell, SD
The Badlands
South Dakota 
The Badlands
South Dakota
Yellowstone
 
Crazy Horse
 
Crazy Horse
 
Crazy Horse
 
Crazy Horse
 
Crazy Horse
 
Crazy Horse
 
 
Crazy Horse

 
Mt. Rushmore

 
Mt. Rushmore

 
Mt Rushmore
Night Lighting
 
Mt Rushmore

 
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Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake Riding in comfort
(This lake was featured in the movie National Treasure)
 
 
Custer State
Park, SD
 
Custer State
Park, SD
 
Custer State
Park, SD
 
Custer Animals

 
Custer Animals

 
Rushmore area
to Landers, WY
 
Landers, WY
to Grand Teton
 
Landers, WY
to Grand Teton
 
Lunch in
Casper, WY
 
Landers, WY
to Grand Teton
 
1st views of
Teton Nat'l Park
 
Teton Nat'l
Park
 
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Teton Nat'l
Park

 
Visit with Ron and Linda Wise in Hamilton, MT
 
Rocky Mt. Elk
Visitor Center
Missoula, MT
 
Missoula to
Glacier Park

 
Cherry capital
of the world!

 
The sights of Glacier National Park, Montana
 
More sights of Glacier National Park, Montana
 
More sights of Glacier National Park, Montana
 
Trip from Glacier to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  Kootenai Falls...beautiful!  Next day spent at Boardman, Oregon with Frank and Judy along the Columbia River.
 
Frank & Judy
 
Frank & Judy
 
Stopped at Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, Washington
 
Visiting Bonneville Dam & Fish Hatchery
 
Evergreen Space Museum
 
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Evergreen Space Museum outside of Portland...great!
 
Spent night in Newport, Oregon
 
Running the beaches
 
Newport to
Medford, Oregon
 No more pics after Shasta lake...we were anxious to get home!

Trip to Bass Pro Shops - July 2010
A month before leaving for Louisville, I attended a trade shop in Las Vegas and, having visited Bass Pro Shops in Branson and Springfield, MO, decided to go in.  WOW!  So, Ginger and I saw there was one just outside of Louisville, and decided it would make a good outing for the boys.  We thought that they would be bored after an hour or so...three hours later they still weren't ready to go, but Thad was pooped out and ready for a nap.  We'll go back!  If you get the chance, even if you're not into hunting or fishing, visit one!
Here's a mix of the Las Vegas and Louisville stores...both great.

Pro Bass Shop visit with Zach, Graham, and Thad
 
Pro Bass Ginger and I had the opportunity to visit
the Mega Cavern under the Louisville Zoo...
interesting tour!

Rob & Family Visit - and the trip to Louisville Slugger Museum - July 2010
While Rob and family were here for a week visit, we went to downtown Louisville to the place where every major league bat is made...had a good time, except the very last when we lost track of Nathan.  He was panicked and crying, and we are all about to! 

          

Settled in Louisville - June 2010 (still settling, just in time to leave for CA again!)
Here's the house...we feel very fortunate to get to live close to Steve, Aimee, Zach, Graham, Thad (+adding a new name here in Feb!) at least part of the year in a beautiful setting.  We're really enjoying Louisville, too!
           
          

Disneyland Photos - June 2010
Just before we left for Louisville, Ginger and I went to Disneyland with Robert, Ashleah, Nathan, Samantha, Phillip, and Melanie and had a great time! Then back at P & M's for some bunny hugs and birthday cake.

         

         

       

 

Here are some from earlier this year:


 
 

Comelli's / Nathan & Sam 5-22-10


 

Crystal Palace
5-8-10 with 
Rob's Fam & 
Fay, Edie & Mom

March 2010 Disneyland
Nathan's 1st roller coaster

March Meet Drags
with Robert & Nathan

Louisville March 2010
Stroll in the park


Louisville March 2010
Patton Museum
March 2010-Jennifer & Todd's Reception in the backyard Samantha's 1st
Swinging time
Our new glasses at 
The Marketplace
Snow Fun at Pine Mountain Club - Early 2010


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