Here's a few photos showing what we've been up to for the last month.
- Week 1 of vacation, the boys and I went camping with my parents at Gooseberry Falls State Park on the shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota (while Rob was a medicinal chemistry workshop at the University of Minnesota).
- Week 2 of vacation, we visited family in Minnesota. Both Rob and I are from Minnesota and all of our immediate family members still live there.
- Week 3 of vacation, Andrew stayed with my parents for "Camp Grandpa and Grandma" while Rob, Robby, and I flew to Reno where we rented a car and drove to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The next day, we drove to Berkely to visit Rob's advisor from his post-doc days followed by a stop at the Jelly Belly factory. Then, we were in Davis, CA for a couple days so Rob could attend and speak at a celebration in honor of his graduate advisor. We finished up the trip with a day at Lake Tahoe.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
|Robby on the shore of Lake Superior|
|Chilling our feet in the cold water of Gooseberry River|
|Swimming in the mouth of Gooseberry River, where it drains to Lake Superior|
|Making banana boats for dessert while camping|
|A little pellet gun action in the morning on the Sammelson family sheep farm|
|How many cousins can you stuff onto a loveseat?|
|Fishing with cousins|
|Cousins checking out a caterpillar|
|40th anniversary party for Anna's parents|
|Not too nauseous after a morning of mountain driving. We made it to the top!|
|"Mother and Son" giant sequoia trees|
|Sitting on the "Big Stump"|
|Learning about how new compounds are tested on flies at UC Berkeley|
|Private wine and chocolate tasting at Jelly Belly|
|Robby waiting for Daddy's talk to begin|
|Robby and I didn't understand much of this talk!|
|People in California have cool things like pizza ovens in their backyards|
|Too much party|
|At Lake Tahoe, we were all taking a lot of photos. Its even prettier than I remembered!|
|Birthday brownies to celebrate Andrew's 7th. (Recipe from http://www.thesweetslife.com/2012/08/fudgy-cosmic-brownies.html)|
|First day of school - 1st and 5th grades|