We had a terrific trip down South that was totally eclipsed by Abigail's wedding. So, here's the rest of the trip...
We started by flying into Anchorage and visiting the Martin's for Shabbat. It brought back good memories of playing and singing with David.
Next was our required stop at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to swim at the Aquatic Center.
Paul took the opportunity to get some needed rest for the trip.
We left Anchorage on the 10th of March so we thought it would be prudent to bring out winter gear with us. We fully intended to leave the snow boots at Paul's Mom's house in North Dakota, but we arrived just in time for a blizzard. Below, Paul and Quentin cleared the snow out of the driveway.
After Family Week we headed to North Carolina to visit Grandma and Grandpa Rogers. Below Grandpa's horses are enjoying the sun.
We got there just in time to see some of his lambs being born.
While we were there Anna turned 14 and Paul turned a very handsome 51.
Below we are sitting with my Granddad. He'll be 102 in December and he's doing great. We enjoyed visiting with him throughout the week we were there and helping my Mom with his jigsaw puzzle.
We spent Shabbat with the Taylor's (more friends from Israel and Family Week). The kids had had a great time making a movie together. Their son, Luke, is quite the videographer. Anna Taylor wanted to roll of the roof onto an air mattress after being shot by an arrow but her Dad wisely vetoed that idea :)
Next Jeff and Rebecca, whom we met in Alaska but have since moved to South Carolina about an hour away from my parents, came to visit us at my parents. Then the Pohlman's whom we had just met in Kentucky at Family Week and who live just a half hour from my parents came to visit. Their daughter Danielle was taking a photography course and used Abigail, Deborah and Quentin as subjects for a Senior Picture shoot. She did a great job.
After we left my parents we started heading West to continue visiting on our way home. First stop was Tim and Lisa Brown's. They've got lots of animals. The kids got to ride their beautiful Morgans and they taught us how to play Settlers of Catan.
The Brown's raise Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles. A litter of Goldendoodles was ready to go up for sale so some of the kids got to pose in the advertising photos.