Monday, May 28, 2007

more sailing pics

Here are a few pictures of some of the wildlife we saw out on the Gulf Islands. Seals were everywhere, and we saw bald eagles almost every day as well.

This is a picture of our boat, the Jelena.
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Sunday, May 27, 2007

More Sailing Pictures

Here is Steve at the helm, his favorite place to be. We each got a day when we were the skipper and then a day to natigate, cook, and be the engineer.
The gulf islands are so beautiful, this photo doesn't come close to reality. But we loved the solitude of the area.
Here we are on the dock checking out the other vessels that were docked there. We stopped at a different marina every night.
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We just returned from a week of sailing. We took a sailing course and had an instructor on board for the entire week and learned the exciting sport of sailing. Steve and I and Jeni and Brian came with us and we had a wonderful time. The weather was great, and we learned so much in just 5 days!!

Here is a picture of all of us on the last day. The wind was high and we had the boat leaning over - Wow it was a great time.

We learned how to handle the sail boat, navigate using the ocean charts, saw the most beautiful scenery on earth, and enjoyed being together.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

We're going Sailing in 10 days !!

Last Summer we spent a week out on the coast off of Vancouver Island in a beautiful place called Poets Cove. We watched the sail boats coming and going all week, and decided to go sailing this summer. Steve took a course this past winter on navigation and Steve and I, and Brian and Jeni are all going sailing for a week with an instructor. By the end of the week we will be certified as day skippers. I think it will be quite an adventure, and hopefully lots of fun. I will post pics as soon as we return.
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Beautiful sunny day in Layton Utah

It seems to strange that everyone is smiling at a funeral, but I guess in so many way it is a happy occasion. We will miss Grandad but rejoice in his wonderful life. By the way, Ian piped at the gravesite and it was wonderful. Above is Leo's 4 remaining siblings.
Jeni, Brian and Natalie (where are you?) came from Dallas.

Libby sang a beautiful song at the funeral service. Wow, does she ever have a lovely voice!!
Dan came from Hawaii, Robyn and Melia couldn't make the very quick trip. Brian also came from North Carolina, but somehow we missed getting a pic of him. Bruce is trying to fit in between Steve and Dan.
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Quick trip to Utah

We traveled Saturday late afternoon to Butte then drove the rest of the way to Utah on Sunday, arriving about 3. Taylor was a good traveler, although she had a hard time keeping her seat belt on!!
It was was a wonderful time to have the family together and reminissce about Grandad and remember the good times!!

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