Thursday, July 22, 2010
A true story of one man's fight in a concentration camp as a young boy
Hard to put down read about a death row inmate and the ultimate sacrifice he needs to save someone and himself
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I think this singed my eyebrows!
This dude LOVES 3D movies! Toy Story 3 was awesome!
Chillin' at the Quad Cities fireworks show
Our last night of vacation lent itself to the best surprise EVER! After eating dinner, we decided to take one last walk on the beach. It was high tide and a full moon and due to the BP craziness we weren't sure we would ever see the beach in this state of beauty again. We are walking and chatting it up with Luke about crabs (duh) when we see a large group of people. We totally thought they were taking pictures so we tried to scurry really fast past them. We noticed something throwing sand and we saw the most enormous sea turtle I have ever seen on the beach!!!!!!! This momma turtle had emerged from the ocean at sunset to come and lay her eggs!!! This, we found out later, is so rare because they usually lay their eggs around 2am when no one is around! Anyways, we join the group of onlookers and watched the momma flap around building her sand nest and lay her 100+ eggs. About 15 minutes later she turned her giant body toward the ocean as all the looky loos parted the sand and cheered her on as she made her way back to her home! Cool beyond words! 2 volunteers would work to unbury her eggs and re-bury them in a more safe spot on the beach! What a way to end a remarkable vacation!
Oh, and no we don't have any pictures. The entire vacation we had the camera glued to our hips but when we needed it the most it was resting at the condo! Go figure!!!
They pulled "Treasure" from the ocean...
Partied like a Pirate...
Mopped the deck...
and had a fierce water gun fight!