After seeing Una's wonderful pics of Denali, I wanted to post some of my own. Yeah - they're not comparable to hers, but we had a really wonderful time :)
#1 The mountains of Utah
#2 Walking up to a lookout point at 12,095 elevation
#3 water splashing into a cave at Heisner park in Laguna Beach
#4 DH carrying the youngest on his shoulders in Bryce Canyon
#5 The lovely South Laguna shoreline (we loved the tide pools)
#6 Dad introducing the kids to the ocean for the first time (Heisner park again)
#7 My older daughter (9) feeling brave after rock climbing in Colorado Springs
#8 the family in Bryce Canyon
#9 more rock climbing in Colo Springs
#10, my older daughter admiring the ocean
#11 my 3 year old "swimming all by himself" in a pool
#12 Me and my 6 year old, hiking.
#13 My 7 year old on the boogie-board.
The kids have decided that our local murky lake water tastes much better than the ocean salt water. But otherwise, they're ready to move to the beach. (Never mind that we all fried - the sun is stronger in LA than Nebraska, I think)