Thursday, February 26, 2009

Week Eight: Photo a Day 2009

Here is WEEK 8 of my "Photo a day" project. It's still fun doing. Week 8 falls between two ski trips. We just got back from Alaska last Friday and will be heading to Canada on Saturday. We will be doing this Safari thing visiting four ski resorts in eight days in the Kootenay range of mountains located in eastern BC. Eight of us will be skiing Kicking Horse, Panorama, Kimberley and Fernie. See you next week. Papers and elements from Stacey Tower's Random Musings "Purple Power" kit.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Week Seven: Photo a Day 2009

We had a great week, what with Valentine's day and then heading up to Alaska for some awesome skiing. We arrived late Monday night pretty much on time in spite of Alaska Airlines notoriously bad on-time record. Tuesday, we were upgraded to a junior suite. Sweet! Gene skied Tuesday in a snow storm and through fog. Wednesday was clear and beautiful and we wore ourselves out. Thursday it was snowing but the visibility wasn't too bad. We've been having a great time. Love that the lifts don't open until 10:30 am and then close at 5:30 pm. Be sure to check out our Alyeska Photo Gallery.

While at Alyeska in Girdwood, we were introduced to a great local Cajun restaurant— Double Musky Inn. The owner, Justin Persons, showed us his very impressive wine cellar. If you ever get anywhere near Anchorage, you must eat at this restaurant. Layout paper and elements from Amber LaBau’s Stolen Moments “Someone To Love.”


Monday, February 16, 2009

New Zealand Summer Ski Trip

Pacific Rim Alliance, our snow ski club, has announced a fantastic trip to New Zealand this summer. Here are the details. For more information check us out or download a pdf New Zealand flyer.

August 6 -19, 2009

11 nights for $2,269 (dbl occ) includes—

Round trip Air from LAX via Air New Zealand.

Ground Transfers.

  • 1 night Bay of Islands at Copthorne Hotel.
  • 1 night accommodations in Auckland at 4-star Rendezvous Hotel
  • Half day Fuller’s Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” Cruise.
  • 2 nights in Christchurch at the 4-star Rydges Christchurch Hotel.
  • Optional day trip to Mt. Hutt for a ski day at $23. Per person.
Wanaka Lake
  • 2 nights in Wanaka at the 4-star Edgewater Resort on the lake.
  • Private coach for a ski day at Treble Cone Ski Field.
  • Private coach for ski day at Cardrona then on to Queenstown.
  • 5 nights in Queenstown at 4-star Novotel Gardens Hotel Queenstown.
  • Welcome buffet dinner and Maori Haka show at the Skyline Gondola.
All local Taxes including New Zealand Goods & Service taxes of 12.5%.

Does not include—
  • New Zealand departure tax of NZD$25 which must be paid upon departure.
  • Airport taxes and fees and fuel surcharges are currently USD$301.
  • Lift tickets are not included.
There will be an optional extension to Melbourne & Tasmania. Hope you can join us.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Papers and elements from Eralia Design's Waterfall. Photo is of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains that surround Los Angeles. I took it the day after the rain finally stopped.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Week Six: Photo a Day 2009

We've had an interesting week. I love that it has been raining - a lot. It's the first time I have been able to see from our deck the creek running in the canyon that is in our back yard. We've had lightening and thunder followed by beautiful sunrises and sunsets with panoramic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains.

My brother Howie came to town for a week to start the process of settling my Mom's estate, a daunting task. He's doing an incredible job.
And in spite of our grief, it's been a good visit. Here's my week in photos.
Layout paper and elements from Charlie’s Digi Scraps “Forever Lavender.” Alpha from Vicki Parker’s A Work in Progress “Land & Sea.”


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Week Five: Photo a Day 2009

This week, I decided to take photos of my favorite things. Here they are in no particular order, except that Gene tops the list. While he is technically not a "thing," he is the core of my life.
Layout ideas and elements from Studio Dana.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Grand Parents

Here's another photo from my cousin Randy. This one is of my Grandma Helen when she married Clarence in 1940. Dad is the little guy in the lower right hand photo.
Paper from Wimpychompers Creations “An Autumn Stroll Add-on.” Chain from Kylie M. Designs “Charmed” kit. Beads from Julie O. of Stone Accent Studio “Mother Earth” kit. Heart Cluster from libd “Sampler.” Circular from PatscrapCerchi” kit. Stamp Trio Frame from Linda Walton’s Bon Scrapatit Designs “Walking in a scappy Wonderland. Circular Pearls frame from Reality Bytes “Sophisticated” kit. Ribbon with Bow from Vicki Parker’s A Work in Progress “Dandelion Dream” kit. Heart Stamp from Shabby Princess “Splendid” kit. Roses from Sazonia44’s “Valentine” kit.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bike Ride at Point Loma

Another beautiful day in San Diego. Perfect for a bike ride. Temperatures in the high 70s with clear beautiful skies. We couldn't resist. So we rode to the Point Loma Lighthouse in Cabrillo National Monument. My "Photo of the Day" is a panorama of the San Diego Harbor that I stitched together. More photos can be found at my Photo Gallery.