Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lots of catching up to do!

It's been a while since I did a blog post, so here goes!

We left Yosemite and headed north and west in California.  On the way, we spent some time in Willow Creek since the kids are so interested in BigFoot.  Luckily, we didn't see any real ones, but they did find this statue.
On the toes of BigFoot!

Next we headed out to the coast.  We made some stops along the way, and spent the Fourth of July in Crescent City CA.  We had some great times exploring the beach, tidepools and Redwoods National Park.
Kids on a fallen Redwood on the beach.

Mom & dad on the beach.

Now we're in Hammond, OR at the KOA.  Yesterday we went to the beach and saw the wreck of the Peter Iredale.  Of course the kids had to climb on it.  :(  We had fun flying a kite and finding sand dollars.

I hope they're all up-to-date on tetanus!

Great campfire on the beach near our campsite. :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beautiful Yosemite

We spent the last couple of days in Yosemite National Park.  We saw some beautiful sights, including Half Dome, El Capitan, waterfalls, sequoias and wildlife.  No bears though!

Our campsite near the park.  The landscape is very dramatic here!

Some of the kids took a mountaineering class and learned how to climb.
We were scared the WHOLE TIME.

Visiting the sequoias.  Some kids never learn to follow the rules.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Arches and Capitol Reef

We've put quite a few miles on the old camper in the last few days but it's still holding up!

Here it is in Utah!
On the way out, we stopped in Lucas, KS.  Here the kids are exploring a huge ceramic sculpture of a toilet bowl!  There were some very funny details, like cell phones that said "Help! I've been dropped in the Lucas Toilet Bowl!"

Mom and me at the Garden of Eden in Lucas KS
Besides Arches National Park, we also stopped in Capitol Reef, which was beautiful!  We really liked the river and all the rock formations.
Kids taking a dip in the Fremont River.

Kids with Capitol Rock

Mom and me with tufa at Mono Lake

We're in Lee Vining now.  This morning, we'll take the camper through Tioga Pass at about 10000 feet.  Let's hope it makes it!

Last night, we went for a walk around Mono Lake.  These strange formations are called TUFA.  They're formed by fresh water springs bubbling up through the salty lake.  The lake level has receded quite a bit, which led to them being exposed.  The water in Mono Lake feels slippery and soapy and leaves a film on you when it dries.  Very strange! 
Kids got in trouble for climbing on the tufa.
The signs clearly say no climbing!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The American West

Here we are at Arches National Park!
The internet is a little wonky, so I'll have to do a longer post later with more pictures.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Finally on the Road!

We finally got started on the road this morning and made pretty good progress to Illinois.  We are staying near this giant cross.  Here are a couple of pictures of the "fam" with it.  You would not believe how huge it is!

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Kids are Back!

They love rock climbing!

We thought it would just be the two of us on vacation this year, but the kids just showed up on the doorstep!  So it looks like we'll all be together again.  I hope the camper's not too crowded...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Still in the box at this point!

Hello everyone!

Here is our blog, which will tell the story of Mother and Father Weeble's adventures on the road this summer.  We plan to travel to several national parks, including Arches, Great Basin, and Yosemite.  It will be a great trip!

It all starts here...  in the garage.  We spend the winter in the box.  Then when spring comes, it's time to hit the road.  Our only problem right now is that our boat is missing.  And our picnic table seems to be missing its top.  If anyone has information regarding our missing equipment, please let us know!

Out of the box and ready to roll.

PS We've enlisted the help of the person listed in "About Me" to help with the blog since we don't have thumbs.