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Getting the tree
Family hike at the wind caves near Borrego Springs
My son and I go backpacking with his Boy Scout troop to the windcaves
We hiked through a deep valley called Split Mountain, then camped at caves carved in sandstone by the wind.
The caves are on a hill overing a fabulous view of the desert.
First day of school
Camping trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia
There's bears, so all food and stuff that smells goes in the brown metal bear box.
The bark on this tree smells like vanilla. It doesn't taste like vanilla though.
North Dome, the face is over 3,000 feet high
Roaring River Falls
Views of Kings Canyon and Kings River as we drive out
Inside a fallen sequoia tree
The roots are huge
It's not obvious from above, but this is the worlds largest sequoia grove
The General Sherman is the largest tree in the world (by volume)
Hiking down to Crystal Cave
LOOK! This tree is trying to EAT this boulder!
This group of trees is called the Senate Group. Standing in the middle, you can't see anything else, and looking up is dizzying.
Marni's incredible camp-site pizza, fresh from the dutch oven
Family trip to the tide pools at Swamis beach.
Look at all those muscles (mine and the marine type).
Marni's bus. Yes, she really drives that thing!
Marni spilled the flour
Our daughter playing with her brother's Nintendo
...while Daddy naps.
Marni made this awsome Miss Spider birthday cake for our youngest daugher's birthday
Our family trip to Texas to visit all our cousins at Easter.
The Blue Bell dairy
The Houston zoo (our friend is a curator there)
The piranah tank
The groundhog exhibit