Thursday, July 9, 2009

And now for something completely different... summer vacation!

After I got back from Afghanistan in June, it was off to the beach in Ain Sokhna, a couple hours from Cairo, with friends and baby Ray. (He is darn cute.)

Paul, a.k.a. Abu Ray, mama Helen and Ray taking in the sunshine.

Getting sleepy...

It's an indulgence to put cute baby pics up, but hey. It's my blog and I'll post what I want to.

I also went to Montana in June and put a thousand miles on my parents' car with a couple road trips. Above, the amazing Mission Mountains.

Father's Day Weekend found us all up at Rock Creek for some fishing. Above, my bro Matt tries to get his line untangled. (I also spend quite a bit of time untangling when I go fishing...) That's Meredith on the right--she and Matt had just gotten engaged. Wahoo!

My dad pulling on the ole weighters, getting ready to go fishin'.

Mom and Dad on the river, just getting started.

There's nothing like camping in Montana in June...overcast and rainy. Dad had to resort to (gasp!) propane to get the fire going.

Mmmm. The famous chicken kabobs.

Meredith and Matt.

It's me. In Spokane. Whirlwind weekend visit. I think I may have been talking to the famous Adam Lynn on the phone, but not sure. (Photo by Jed Conklin)



Lido Vizzutti said...

Glad to see you had a break in there...

Holly said...

yes, thank goodness! it was so great to go home to montana.

sorry i am a bit behind on my posts.

pohanginapete said...

The contrast with Afghanistan and Gaza must be almost impossible to get your head around? Good to know you have somewhere delightful you can call home.