Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The visit

We had a wonderful time when Nick, Sophie and John came to visit.....We didn't waste any time  and we at the zoo within two hours of their arrival....Here Nick and Sophie are making friends with the Lion....












 Sophie loved the new Koala exhibit and here she is in the climbing tree pretending that she is one too!

















....and here is Nick meeting his giraffe namesake.....



 After a family party on Friday night (which we forgot to take photos at) we were off to the beach for 3 days.  We stayed at the bay, but were only a short walk to the ocean....



It was foggy until 9 or 10 and one morning Gene and I took Nick and Sophie out for a walk....




Their cousins came down for a few hours after a soccer tournament and they all enjoyed the waves....



Monday we headed up to Point Loma and the Cabrillo monument....Nick and Sophie had been there last year and were great tour guides for their dad....





...and then it was off to Belmont Shores amusement park for some fun rides....Here is Nick trying to decide what to go on....



...there is a great old roller coaster and a plunging ride that Nick and Sophie both loved....





Sophie convinced me to go on the Tilt-a-Whirl.....







....and I was still able to stand afterwards!


 The next day Kathy's grandkids, Eddy and Nicole took photos for us....it is always fun to get the 7 together and now we have Sam too (She lives with Lydia and Tim)






....Gene took these shots while  the official photographers were working away....




Here we have them one to fourteen....

....We finished the evening with  Italian food on an outside patio....Here are John, Sophie and Gene.....

The time flew by.....and I am counting the days until our next visit!

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful vacation, lots of fun activities and always fun to share them with the family.

    Debbie

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  2. Wow!!! What a fun time with all those cute/handsome kids!!! You guys are starting Summer out just right :))

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  3. So glad you had a good time!! I LOVE your smile!!

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  4. Isn't that wonderful! It really looks like a fantastic time together!!

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