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Fishing the 4th of July, Pacific Ocean

The 4th of July broke with the ocean overcast breaking early.  We hit the ocean beach pier…longest pier on the west coast… early to hit high tide.  We found parking and we trekked out on the pier and the fish were cooperating!!!  Alex battled in a 5+ pound halibut and Marisa pulled in a calico bass.




What a great morning!

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Posted by on July 4, 2016 in California, Fishing, Photos



Waterfalls, Deep Blue Clear Water, Deer Herds

We loaded up in two cars and by 830 a.m. headed east on highway 88 deeper into High Sierra’s.  Deer were foraging around every bend and you needed to hope that they would not start and dash into your car.  We were lucky and we had a clear run higher and higher nearly to 8000 feet before we stopped for photo’s of the snow capped mountains.


Waterfall were pouring down the mountains to rush into the already filled lakes and reservoirs.  Down two thousand feet the cars and the water rushed down the east side of the Sierra’s and as we came around a curves the grand kids shrieked we needed to stop at the “island.”


It was their first view of Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe. 

We drove slowly around the lake and wondered at the beauty and size of a mountain lake at 6200 feet high.  We gathered at the beach and grand kids ran off their excessive energy.  


The two hour drive back, a nap and a big home-made taco dinner with Joe and Irene.  Life is good. 

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Posted by on June 10, 2016 in California, Driving, Easter, Family, Nevada, Photos



First Trip of 2016, San Diego

imageIt wasn’t far, it wasn’t long but but our trip to San Diego to celebrate Alex our oldest grandson’s 10th birthday was great.  We arrived at 11 am on Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Great weather up to low 80’s. 

Lots of eating out, long walks and even some shopping. 



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Posted by on February 16, 2016 in California, Photos, weather



BA Flight to London


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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Photos


Brother’s Traveling Together 2011…Photo Album


To finish up the Brothers trip, enjoy the complete photo album of the trip.  Just got a call from Minnesota and Dave is home.  A special thanks to Vern and Kathy Grussing who put us up, fed us, and taught us how to fish steelhead trout.

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Photos