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Latest News - July 17, 2004

Glacier National Park
July 15-26, 2004
Yosemite National Park
July 9-11, 2004
Train to Glacier
Train at Klamath Falls, California.

We had a wonderful vacation in July 2004 in Glacier National Park, Montana. We enjoyed the pleasure of the company of the Poje and Johnson families. The Poje's had been there in 2002 and came back saying "You've gotta go - it's amazing". So we travelled by train from San Jose to Porland, Oregon on the Coast Starlight. Then on the Empire Builder up Columbia River Gorge, across Idaho and through the Rockies to Glacier. 36 hours - 2 night and loads of Champagne.

Gang at Klamath Falls Railway Station
Gang at Klamath Falls Railway Station
Denise showing the Falls she climbed Denise in Yosemite

10 July 2004. Ali's birthday. We had a fantastic weekend in Yosemite Valley, California. We were joined on the expedition by the Dermers from Seattle, Jim Poje and the families Johnson and Conner. The Jones family were also at Yosemite for the weekend and came by on Sunday morning to visit us.

The main expedition on Saturday was to Clouds Rest - a 6000 foot climb and more than 20 mile round trip. Ali and Denise climbed the Vernal and Nevada falls. The others did a little bit of this and that and just enjoyed being in Yosemite. Saturday night we all had dinner and Penny brought a cake and candles for Ali's birthday.

Truly a magical place. On Sunday Ali and I and the Dermers visited Glacier Point by car before heading back to San Jose. Just a great weekend.

Yosemite Photos

Many Glacier Hotel, Montana - a beautiful place

Many Glacier Hotel, Montana - a beautiful place

And coming up...

In August we're looking forward to Leslie and Nigel visiting from England, and the Strider's "Clambake 30 mile Run and Picnic". And of course the Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton during the Labor Day weekend.

In September we'll enjoy some family visits. Graeme and Carol (Ali's brother and wife) will come from England. Irene and Robert (Robin's sister and husband) from Houston, Texas. There's a possibility of a visit from Maureen (Ali's sister in law).

So lots of exciting things ahead.

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