Our first trip back to the States in since we arrived in England was a marvelously magnificent “M” tour. Maryland, Massachusetts, and Missouri. What fun memories visiting our family and friends.
Leaving on a jet plane back to America
First stop–Lara and Jose’s house.
A visit to Maryland isn’t complete without a Crab feast
Loves his Aunite LaLa!
A visit to Baltimore Harbour and the Aquarium.
Next stop..Mita Gopa’s house!
Wading through the creek
Swimming off the dock
widdling sticks with Gopa
Driving the Mule around and petting the cows
Giving Willard a brush
Come here Krystal!
Gabby and Haley are such good buddies
Zach’s friend Marshal came by to go tubing.
Antietam Battlefield fireworks
God Bless America
Celebrating Auntie La La and Tio’s anniversary
Picking Mulberries on the property
Relaxing on the hammock
Zach’s good friends Esther, William and Ellie come up to visit
Zachary, SueSue and GoGo
Swimming with the cousins at Hayward Landing
Jackson, Bea, and Zach
Evan, Ray , and Sue
Super cousin power-Brian, Evan and Ray
Honorary Cousins together – Lisa, Krista, and Holly
Amelia, Zach and Bea
A side trip to Rhode Island. Brocus welcomes us with chalk and open arms.
Visit to Newport to Nicole and Mike’s beach house.
Second Beach, Newport, Rhode Island
Chase, Avery and Zach having a blast
Time to say goodbye
Heading on a jet plane
Look at this welcome 🙂
It isn’t a visit to MO without a trip to White Castle
Tent fort camping in the living room: Before
The tent has collapsed but doesn’t keep them from sleeping.
An Event to Look forward to!!
Aunt Joyce-Commander in Quack
Take your mark….
Go!! The ducks have been released!
Thank you for organizing this fun day Aunt Joyce!
Teddy Bear picnic
Buck Daddy’s Cabin
Ray, Krista, And Joyce and Uncle Bob
Blow up water slide fun
Late Night Ice cream truck treat
The first time we discovered Wales, we fell in love with it. In fact, it’s one of our favorite places in the UK to frequent. Here’s a May recap.
Welcome to Wales!
Conwy Harbor, Wales
Enjoying the view of Conwy harbor from our room
Relaxing in our The Quay Hotel spa
Smallest house in Great Britain, Conwy Wales
Beaumaris Castle – – The most “technically perfect castle in Great Britain with four successive lines of fortification.
Isle of Anglessy – Home to Will and Kate before they had the baby and moved to London.
The longest name place in Great Britain
The best Tearoom-Llanrwst, Wales
Mountains of Snowdonia
Portmeirion–a surreal seaside “village” made from bits of rescued architecture, the setting for the TV series The Prisoner.
Slate Mining in the mines of Blaenau
Windsor Castle day trip.
The boys sunning themselves on the grounds outside Windsor Castle
Back in London–Enjoying an evening at Royal Albert Hall
Krista ended the month with a severely sprained ankle
Catching up over the past year, enjoy the “highlight photos” of March and April.
When we started this blog in 2012, it was of course, our good intention to keep it updated on a regular basis. But HOW ON EARTH have I allowed almost 1 year to go by without a post? What’s that famous saying about life getting in the way?… The truth is, we have made a ton of memories this past year, and while I didn’t put them all in writing, they were visually captured indeed. So without further ado, I’ll start working on some “highlight” photos for the remaining of 2013 and January of 2014. It’s hard to believe we are half way through our assignment in London. We’ve done a lot in a year and a half. I’ll start with the remainder of our February 2013 Ski Vacation in Germany.
Our Garmish Hotel – Edelweiss
Zach’s First time skiing
A successful first day
Taking a morning hike.
Our prize after the hike–a nice warm hut and the best apple strudel ever!
Worth every single calorie
Traditional wooden German sleds
Getting reay to head up the Zugspitze mountain
Cablecar-not Ray’s idea of fun!
The view paid off.
Feelin’ the Love on top the Zugspitze – Valentine’s Day
Sledding on Germany’s highest mountain.
On top of a world of beauty.
Our ride to the top of the fairytale castle
Tubing through the woods
The famous painted houses of Obergamerau
Good bye Germany!
It was indeed a terrific week. I say again…really?? A Year Already?!? From Zach’s exciting first time on ski’s, to visiting Neuschwanstein, the top of the Zugspitze, Parkenstin Crevice and Obergamerau….it was nice to be back in the Alps–mountains Ray and I hadn’t seen in 20 years– since our study abroad days in college. And we’re looking forward to another road trip to the mainland in just two weeks. February School Break 2014–France, Germany and Luxembourg–here we come!