|Snow covered mountains -- This is Mount Rainier.|
|Mount Hood with blooming fruit trees|
|Cascading waterfalls. This is Upper Mesa Falls in Idaho.|
|More Upper Mesa Falls.|
|Animals, large and small. This elk is at Niobrara Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska.|
|Animals large and small. A Giant Mesquite Bug.|
|Animals and plants together -- at Burney Falls in California.|
|This Tiger Lily tried to kill me -- another story for another time.|
|Cactus flowers - another example of God's wonderful creation.|
|Darren and his Mommy|
Thursday we drove with all the family, this time adding daughter Deb and her pal Albert, to Reno to witness Kathie's Senior Scholar presentation.
|Our Senior Scholar|
That was followed by a dessert treat at U-Swirl, a delightful serve-yourself yogurt frenzy. Dozens of flavors of sort-frozen yogurt, topped with choice of syrups and other toppings. You paid by the weight of your serving.
Friday morning, we joined some of the family for breakfast at a restaurant. Friday night we once again drove to Reno for Kathie's actual graduation. Most of the family was in town, and we had dinner at Macaroni Grill. Because it started at 8:00am Saturday, Suzy and I stayed in a motel nearby, while the rest of the family returned to Carson City. Following the graduation we gathered with all the family and many of their friends at Shawn and Kathie's home for the celebration party. More food!
|The proud, happy and relieved graduate|
|Kathie received so many flowers, she shared some with her Mom.|
Thursday Suzy and I went to Renee and Adam's house for dinner. Adam is a grill master; he prepared a special ball-tip beef roast, accompanied by broccoli with cheese sauce. We brought dessert and a nice bread.
|Darren loves broccoli!|
Saturday, we visited Kathie and Shawn, who had Darren for the weekend, so Mommy and Daddy could have time to do "just-us-two" things for a couple of days.
|At 18 months, Darren prefers to eat with a fork.|
|Although he also uses fingers!|
|We need to treat these glasses gently in our motorhome.|
Today all the family is gathering at Adam and Renee's to go out to another dinner, this time to celebrate my birthday, and we'll feast on "naked burritos." We'll find out what that's about as we finish this day in ... Our Life on Wheels!