Matt (obviously, a self-portrait!)
Brita in a very cool leather jacket and hat
Bryden on top of the tower on Mount Constitution
A multi-colored metal butterfly
We also took our yearly jaunt up to Penticton in May. We traveled up with the James and the MCCrackens, and Bryden, Gavin, Lizzie, Ian, Kelly and Caitlyn had a blast - there was so much to do...
Maren - wait a minute - she's on Bryden's bike!
Bryden (that's better!)
And Rob - on Kelly's bike! Nice pink bike helmet, Rob!
Gavin - this will be his last summer on training wheels
Hey mom, guess what I can make?
A sand angel! (Kinda like a snow angel, but harder to get cleaned up afterwards!)
Gavin can do them too!
Gavin hangin' out and lookin' cool
Cathy and Lizzie
Lizzie and Bryden, just chillin'
Gavin, kind of serious (but with his sandals on the wrong feet)
And Ian not being serious at all!
Snack time is very serious for Gavin and Ian - golfing can tire a guy out!
The interiors have been refinished to look like they did when the ship was making regular rounds up and down Lake Okanogon
They use some of the larger spaces for putting on plays, or having parties
The kids really like the HO train layout they have there...
It's a scale model of the Kettle Valley railroad, with Penticton right in the middle - very nicely done!
The dads spent a day at Chatsworth Edge, working on their trad leading. Here's Rob...
And doesn't get worried on big (for him!) walls...
Matt built a really tall domino tower - Gavin was sure it was going to crash (it didn't!)
We went to a children's carnival, and Gavin had fun climbing on the playground equipment
But when it was time to go home, he needed a ride!
Popsicles on the veranda turned into a dancing exhibition
We did make time for coffee (cocoa for the kids) at Hog's Breath
Bryden checking things out through one of the many "viewing tubes". Each tube is labeled with what you will see when you look through it, so instead of just admiring the view from the top, you can actually identify the features you're looking at.
Maren's guys - Gavin, Bryden and Matt - on top of the time capsule at the top of Giant's Head
Can Gavin ham it up or what!?
Bryden can be just as silly!