Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rafting the Payette River

Our niece JadeLyn and nephew Keagan went with us on their first white-water raft trip last weekend.  The event was set up for the faculty/family/friends of Weiser Middle School. - Fun times were had by all!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sydney Australia

Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Botanical Gardens near Opera House
This image is for our friends in Idaho education...

Alice Springs - Outback

Todd River in Alice Springs...when it rains at least.
Desert Park 

Aboriginal dinner show

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Australia Zoo

Statue of Steve Irwin and his family at the entrance of the zoo.

One of Deena's new "favorite" animals - the wombat
Michael became friends with a number of kangaroos at Kangaroo Heaven, which is a free-range area for the kangaroos at the zoo.
Deena's other new "favorite" animal - the echidna

Auckland/Coromandel Peninsula North Island New Zealand

Penguins at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
Coromandel Peninsula


Michael on the luge track at the top of the Gondola
Thermal reserve in Rotorua


Wellington Botanical Garden

Pancake Rocks - South Island

Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks in Paparoa National Park

Fox Glacier

One of many one lane bridges we drove on.  The lines down the center are the train tracks.  
Yep, you share the bridge with trains.
Lake Matheson with Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman in the background.  Below is the rainforest surrounding the lake.

Terminal face of Fox Glacier

Glacial water at Fox Glacier


Puzzling World - Wanaka
Below is an outdoor maze at Puzzling World.  It took us about an hour and  a half to find our way, but we finally made it out!

Milford Sound

On the way to Milford Sound.
Mirror Lake
Milford Sound