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June 30, 2011

Day 23: Chicago, IL

We Came

We Ate

Bud Conquered 

outside the Adler Planetarium - the best view of the skyline

Ry's photo taking skills....

Navy Pier

the ferris wheel

Lake Shore Drive

Lake Michigan

at the bean

Day 13-22: Illinois

We've been enjoying time with family and friends not to mention a wedding
[congrats Nikki and Frank!]
so we apologize for the lack of updates.

Here's a few photos from recent happenings...

hangin' with Grandma Alice

Bud's new friend Gavin
[long lost brothers right?]

Ry loves mowing the lawn - it's his favorite

...better wedding photos to come!

June 19, 2011

Day 12: St. Louis, MO

Brett and Wizz [thanks for letting us crash with you!]

ten minutes before it started pouring rain....

at The Arch

picture fail

then off to Illinois!

June 18, 2011

Day 11: St. Charles, MO

Missouri River

downtown St. Charles

apparently this is the oldest building on the Missouri River [circa 1790]

for grandma Alice :)

any Seinfeld fans out there?

June 17, 2011

Day 10: We're not in Kansas anymore.. nope..wait..we still are..

After we left Denver in the late afternoon on Day 9 we drove to Kansas where there's a whole lot of nothing going on, which makes it seem like it takes even longer to get across that whole state.

and this is what we discovered...

the Bible belt was in full force

"1 Kansas farmer feeds more than 128 people + YOU!"

blue skies and flat land


night before a full moon

The billboard below was in Colby, KS but the photo was not taken by me because I couldn't get one fast enough before we drove by it.
I looked it up because I was intrigued and if you are too you can find out more about it here

June 16, 2011

Day 9: City Park in Denver, CO

I left the battery and charger for one of my cameras in Vail [I'll get it back next weekend]
- so sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures

you can kind of see the skyline and the rockies over the trees if you squint...

exactly 1 mile high

shoes off is always a good sign

playing fetch with bud


Day 8: Hike #2 Up Vail Mountain



Bud trying to cool off...

June 13, 2011

Day 5-6-7: Around Town [Vail]

Our wonderful hosts - love them!


The Gondola

We went to the South of the Border fest on this day [and tasted salsa for a salsa contest]

more of Lionshead

the creek  

found a pretty garden in Vail Village