These photos were taken in the last five months or so,
from April 2010 to the end of August 2010
We all got together for Easter. The kids hunted for Easter Eggs.
Chocolate eggs are the best kind.
The kids made the grownups look for eggs too.
Dinner at the Black Bear Diner. Nicole, Zak, Sofi.
Zak and his Lego Robotics creation at school.
Driving at Scandia. Nicole (top), Sofi and Suzy.
A visit to Pioneer Park. Sofi, Isabelle, Grammy.
A trip to the coast
Sandra, Eric, Isabelle, Grammy, Zak, and Francisco, sporting cookie
Dinner at the Piner Cafe with stretchy mozarella
In June Larry and his friend Dave visited their old haunt, Key
West. Beer was consumed. Dave and Larry
Amber (Sofi's friend), Sofi, Francisco, and Zak at the Downtown Grill
Zak, Isabelle, Sofi, and Nicole, at the Stadium 12 movie theater in
Sofi and Nicole (top photo) and Aaron (Zak's friend) and Zak at Mel's
Diner in San Francisco, after we
visited The Exploratorium.
stayed with us for about 10 days in June.
Grammy and Grandpa, taken by Isabelle.
Grammy, Isabelle, Lucy, and Grandpa, taken by Grandpa's long arm and a
Sofi and Isabelle are more like sisters than cousins.
At Traintown in Sonoma
At Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastapol
At the big pet store in Rohnert Park, one of Isabelle's favorite places
Zak and Francisco fighting a laser battle
Cassidy at home
Grandpa showing veggies from our garden. Photo by Isabelle.
Mundo and Suzy can try, but Chato does tricks for Sofi and Isabelle.
Zak, Grandpa, Sofi, Grammy outside Red Lobster in Rohnert Park
A visit to Berkeley
A visit to the Suzy's pool followed by a barbecue
And now....Camp Hudson 2010
We began by picking up Francisco in Berkeley.
After our dinner at Claim Jumper in Concord we went to a drive-in movie!
The Champions of Driven Raceway in Rohnert Park. The karts are
electric and very fast.
We did the traditional watermelon whacking, but this year for the first
time, no pie fight. Grandpa was a little sad.
We flew to Minneapolis.
We stayed at the Raddison. This hotel has the largest indoor
water park in the U.S.
We all went body surfiing, even Grandpa!
We spent all day at the pool. They have a ten-story-high, one
mile-long, raft ride. We all went on it. The screaming was
intense! The kids made noise too.
Then we drove to Kasota,
Minnesota, home of Drive A Tank.
See a video
of our adventure.
Zak, Nicole, Sofi, and Francisco relive the glory days of the Rat
Patrol. See the movie
and the TV show.
Zak in front of an FV432, an armored British troop carrier of the
1960's. We all rode in it. Later Grandpa drove it
as an Abbot).
Zak in front of the Challenger, a British tank of the 1960's.
Similar to the U.S. Patton tank.
Zak driving an Abbot tank, with Sofi in the gunner's seat and Grandpa
in the commander's seat. Grandpa drove this
The Abbot is a self-propelled artillery vehicle with a 105mm main gun. It is similar in weight
Sherman of World War II. Steering is bulldozer style, with levers
that apply brakes on one side or the other. It
takes a bit of strength.
While the others were getting the heft of the armaments, Sofi made
friends with Sherman, a very nice dog.
The Dirty One-Third Dozen
Nicole, Sofi and Francisco drove a utility vehicle that looks like a
We all fired automatic weapons. Grandpa, a Mac 10, Sofi, Nicole,
Francisco and Zak, an Uzi, and then Zak fired an M19!
Dinner afterward. Possibly the best bacon cheeseburger in the
A dragonfly outside the laundromat where we washed our clothes.
Then we went to The
Mall of America. This place is soooooo big!
Relaxing after our day at The Mall of America, waiting for our shuttle.
Nicole and Sofi got animal-shaped backpacks. Grandpa thinks
theyshould be called stuff-a-pet. But they are actually
something like Pillow Pet.
A trip to the Oakland Zoo
The flamingoes are always showing off. So are the pink birds in
the photo immediately above.
Camp Hudson ended with a bike ride.
If you haven't already seen our YouTube funny videos, try:
Chef Zacky Bakes
Funny Lemon Bars
Chef Zacky and the
Chef Zacky and the
of the Campfire Song
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