Today we went to Mt. Rushmore. Another nice day, around 50º all day depending on the altitude. We walked around the memorial for a bit, and then we took a scenic drive.
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Donkey!
 
 
Ok, enough about last year. This spring break we traveled to the black hills of South Dakota. Today we skied at Terry Peak. It was a beautiful day, about 50º on the slopes. 
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View from the top.
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The family, minus mom who stayed in the house as a non-skier.
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Lunch at the lodge- it was SUCH a nice day.
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Dad and I on the chair lift.
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Ready to go!
We are still deciding on what we are going to do tomorrow... stay tuned!
 
 
Here are a few more pictures from the "after-trip" when we went to La Ceiba, Honduras.
 
 
After my Marine Biology trip last year, I didn't even get to go home before I left for a mission trip to Honduras. I went with a group from Summit Ridge Adventist Church and Loma Linda Adventist Church, run by Maranatha Volunteers International. We went to a small town called Valley de Angeles, Honduras, near Tegucigalpa, and built multiple one-day churches as well as ran a VBS at the local school. 
 
 
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Tonight, as I sit here in my college dorm room and my roommate and I pack for spring break, I can't help but wish it was last year, when I was headed on the best school trip ever. My science teacher decided to take us on a Marine Bio trip to Monterey Bay for the first half of spring break, and it was a BLAST. We stayed at Monterey Bay Academy, and our activities included going to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Point Lobos State Park, and going tidepooling. For a bunch of midwesterners, this was quite the opportunity. And so it was that a year ago tomorrow, seven seniors, three juniors, a science teacher and three parents set out on a truly amazing trip. My favorite activity was on Sabbath, our first day, when we went to Point Lobos and hiked around the whole park. We all also really liked tidepooling and seeing all the anemones, urchins, and starfish. In the evenings, we would gather around and play board games, snack on fresh Cali fruit, and work on our lab reports. Here's some pictures from our trip, I've decided that for big albums like this it's better to put a photo gallery, plus then you can click them and they enlarge!

 
 
I decided for this post that I would see how the "Photo Gallery" setting worked. Two summers ago, my family took an amazing three-week trip across the country, stopping at the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion NP, and Arches NP, to name a few. We had a wonderful time, so here's a few pictures from our trip.
 

POPs

03/08/2011

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One of my favorite places to go is called Pops, located near Oklahoma city on Route 66. They have over 400 different flavors of bottled soda, as you can see from the entire front of the clear glass building. Pops is a gas station, but its giant 66-foot tall soda bottle and extreme amount of soda draws in many visitors. It is located in Arcadia, Oklahoma just down the road from the round barn. Here's some of my favorite pictures from POPs (and one of the round barn).
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Here's some pictures from a family trip to the Orlando area during the summer of 08.
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Photo Credit Jill Prince- plaidpoppy.blogspot.com
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Photo Credit Jill Prince- plaidpoppy.blogspot.com