Saturday, October 14, 2006

Big Fish

We took the boys on their first trip to the Issaquah Creek fish hatchery in downtown Issaquah, Washington. It's literally in the middle of this little suburb of Seattle. The first thing that Patrick said when he saw the salmon was, "Wow, BIG FISH!" The chinook salmon are running this month and they are quite large, ranging from 3-5 feet in legth and up to 12 inches in height. We decided to go this weekend because last weekend was the Issaquah Salmon Days festival and the downtown area was incredibly packed. This was we were still able to see the fish with only about 30 other people around. They said they had nearly 300 of these huge fish in the holding pools waiting to go upstream. The boys were very excited and had a wonderful time.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

New Camera is HERE!

The new camera arrived this afternoon! We have gone nearly 2 months without a camera. It was starting to drive us nuts not being able to take pictures of our kids. I'll be posting some sample images in the next couple of days.

Sunday, October 8, 2006

New Camera Coming...

I just ordered a new camera, the Canon PowerShot A710 IS. I got a great deal on it from, a site I have used many times in the past to order computer equipment. Low shipping, no sales tax, and $10 less than costco! I'll start posting more pictures with it very soon.

In the mean time, enjoy the pictures I added from August!


Wednesday, September 13, 2006


This is my first shot at actually using this blog. I have a couple of other blogs that I have used with varying success: hopefully this one will remain. I added a bunch of pictures from the 50-mile hike in North Cascades National Park last month. Hope to put up more soon!