San Diego

Winter and a trip to San Diego

Peter, tied to the mini-trampolinePeter used modeling clay to make all kinds of tiny food

Melissa and her mom stayed at our house over the holidays

Great view

Peter sweeping up some snow on the deckMoon view over the Olympics

At the Math Adventure

Book clubPeter at a choir concert

The most snow we've had in a while!

Carol taking pictures of the winter landscapeNo power - cooking dinner with the gas cooker

The kids made a huge snow ball, and left it in the street, carving some steps into it. I had them move it so cars wouldn't run into it.A knex ball drop

The plane

A walk at May Creek Greenway. There's some weird ridges that are difficult to see in the photo, but very remarkable in real life. It's an old railroad track.Peter on his new electronic keyboard

A trip to San Diego - the pier at South Mission BeachThere had just been massive flooding, and there were lots of sandbags


On the USS Midway

Captain Peter

In the brig

Some very efficient sleeping quarters -

At Cabrillo National Monument

The tidepools were absolutely packed with school groups

At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary

We tried to see how many non-standard (i.e. non Christian crosses) we could find. There were quite a few.

The fountain at Balboa Park

Big flocks of wild parrots in the trees near the Midway Towne Center shopping mallSea lions along the waterfront

At the beach in front of Coronado HotelThe neighborhood had some really beautiful homes

The San Diego Zoo - pandasRight when we were at the San Diego Zoo, they were doing a massive installation of an aerial walkway

We have an old picture of Kenny at this same spot, when he was a baby - here's the link:

It was interesting watching these tortoises eat. Once the food got scarce, they started pushing one another out of the way.

This polar bear had gone a little crazy. He was making the same set of movements over and over again, identical.

A sad dog, caged in with a tiger. The dog was so happy to see the keeper, but the tiger didn't even turn around.