Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Their first big adventure was to take the family up to Canada.
The red one went around 2,600 miles and crossed Canadian/American borders about 6 times.
The gold one went around 1,250 miles and crossed Canadian/American borders 5 times (the reason this one's numbers are smaller is because it is staying up north with Val and me).
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Just a quick note to say we have returned to the good ole USA safe and sound minus our two temporary Canadians...Valerie and Heidi are settling in and preparing for their time ahead.
I guess I will need to find time to update and add pictures now that Heidi has other things to do.
That will need to wait a couple days...but let it be said that we had a very enjoyable vacation and everyone got to do some things they had never done before.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The cool bikes!My original group. (We switched groups and seatings multiple times throughout the trip.) The other group before they left.
We stopped for a somewhat posed picture with the Saint Lawrence River in the background before we turned around to head back to the bike place.
Kimberly did get to try it as well, but she and Dad both agree she's not quite ready to be on the roads just yet.David and HB got to try their hands at driving too - but only in the parking lot.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
No pictures - Sorry.
On Wednesday, the Teachouts left for some meetings they had in Maine. The ladies went out shopping for kitchen stuff (minus the food) and anything else we may have forgotten for Valerie and me and our apartment (and we got a mini view of Quebec city on, or rather out, of the way :-) ). While we were away, the guys got to "dig in" on re-organizing the basement from the workroom it had been to an open area where the kids can play and it can be used for classes and whatever else it may be needed for.
Some "before and after" pictures.
The main section of the basement, the workroom.
The church kitchen and temporary laundry room.
This was where we laid out our breakfast options at the beginning of our stay, but it really is to be the schoolroom.
Oh, and here is a picture of all the kitchen stuff we got, all unpackaged and ready to be washed. No, we are not that messy - like ever - only when we get a bunch of new stuff that needs cleaning and we have to stop to get ready for the Wednesday evening service!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I was just amazed at the difference between the almost glassy water and then, all of the sudden, it becomes this foam!
This is a picture of the stairs that we went down. We went from the pavilion/gazebo thing (toward the top of the picture) all the way down to that bigger flat spot at the very bottom and center of this picture.This was taken on our way back up.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We failed to get a picture of Dad in the morning, but got some of Heidi and Joe in the evening.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Pictures really don't do it justice, but here are a few especially for those who can't and/or won't ever see the Niagara Falls in person. You just might notice a few blue ponchos. These were given partially for protection from the large amounts of water that would mist very heavily onto us and partially as souvenirs.
All the Maid of the Mist boats have both the American and Canadian flags up.
The Falls as seen from the road as we were driving away.