Monday, September 29, 2008

Downtown Seattle

We also made a stop at downtown Seattle and visited the Public Market at Pike's Place and watched the flying fish at the fish market, then chowed down on fish and chips.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wait a minute . . . wasn't the water line up to here?

A group of us took a side trip to the Chittenden Locks that connect Lake Union in Seattle with the open seas. It was fascinating to watch the boats change levels.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What kind of ferry is this?

Lia looked under every cushion on the ferry, but was puzzled when she couldn't find any money. She had always heard the tooth ferry leaves money under your pillow.

A calming influence.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
It was Anna that suggested that everyone just remain calm and in time they would all have an opportunity to cross the log.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well, . . . O.K.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
When Daniel wants something, he sends Matthew to do the asking; who could say no to this guy?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The laborer is worth his hire.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Being caught up in the enthusiasm of the song, Kayla asked her daddy to give the nice man playing the guitar a quarter.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Her first jump.

Picture by Jonadick Clarman

Shelley was completely stoked after her first parasailing jump. Now come the not so fun part. Folding the equipment up and packing it out.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Can you read lips?

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Are Rich, Joe, and Janet out of sync? Let's assume for example they are singing the alphabet song. It seems clear that Rich would be on "a", while Joey is either on "i" or "r", and Janet has to be on "e". Do we have someone with the necessary skills that could help verify their synchronization?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Nerd alert!

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this guy really hiking with a pen neatly tucked into his shirt pocket? And what's that other thing in his pocket, with the top barely visible? Could it be a calculator? Someone needs to search him for extra paper, pencils, and erasers. Is the hot chick following him or about to pass him by?

Friday, September 19, 2008

What a minute, isn't that the same . . .

Picture by Jonathan Clare
As they finally broke clear of the underbrush Melanie suddenly notices the same long log they crossed when they first discovered they were lost.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Watching for details.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
What is Jacob "up to?"
A) Hiding from his parole officer.
B) Subtly displaying his gang sign.
D) Watching a snake.
E) Counting to 100 because he is playing hide-and-go-seek and he is "it."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What if I forgot.

Picture by Jonathan Clare

Daniel painfully ponders his college applications - did he mail them before he left or are they still sitting on the lamp stand by the door? At least two of them had to be post marked on or before July 24th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

d[arctan u]/dx = u'/(1 + u*u)

Picture by Jonathan Clare
You have to wonder what's going on in the mind of a mathematician when he is flying a kite. Is he studying relationships of wind vectors with the angle of his kite, testing a new theorem, solving related rate problems, wondering at what point the change in rate of the wind will produce the maximum climb for his kite, or just wondering what will be served for dessert.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Well grounded.

Pictures by Jonathan Clare

In an effort to properly align their polarities, adjust their set points, enhance their auras, and foster their etheric mental, and emotional emanations; Amara, Brielle, and Lia positioned themselves close to mother earth. Lia's not sure it's working.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Always one trouble maker in the lot.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
With one person who refuses to fold his arms, Craig is not put'n up with it. He called in for reinforcements. Let's send this guy home, he has lost his privileges.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hey! Watch out!

Craig, Shelley, and Chantal have now idea of what's coming at them from behind. Are they about to become foliage?

So that's what's been going on.

Amara fills Craig and Chantal in on what Tyer and Jacob have been up to. Gretchen finds this all very interesting.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Where's Waldo?

Can you find Jonathan in this picture?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's a bird, a plane, or a Clare?

Is this an actual Jonathan sighting or just another Jonathan look-a-like.

Careful what you say.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Ethan wisely holds his lip to keep from saying something he might regret.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What's in and what's not.

Picture is clearly by Clare
Evidently puppet shows are still an all time favorite.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My grandmother understands.

Picture by Jonathan Clare After a "tell all" session with her grandmother, Kayla feels much better about everything.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Should I run and hide?

Picture by Jonathan Clare
As Michael begins his story, Cindy listens carefully, wondering what family secret he may expose.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Not again!

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Janet has retraced her every step and still can't find her sunglasses. This is the third time they disappeared in the same day.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

It's all so beautiful.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Brielle's face seems to have absorbed the marvel of nature.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I would have never guessed that thing would work.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Matthew watches with amazement and Steve fumbles with his camera as Daniel shoots off the ground with his experimental rocket pack that he designed after the one he saw in the Kung Fu Panda movie. There was a frightening moment when it looked like he might collide with Jonathan who was parasailing in the same air space.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Taking hard time easy.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Here we have Anna in the prison yard making the best of doing hard time by flying a kite. In eight short months she will be up for parole. I understand she now sports an encrypted tattoo of her prison gang, "The Banana Fish". Notice the yellow kite string handle - all part of the gangs decor.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Time for a snack.

Picture by Jonathan Clare In spite of the phenomenal shelf life of potato chips, they just don't seem to keep well in a child's pocket.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A reaction to a close encounter.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
After a brush with a ferocious bear that finally got sick of listening to the Brickman and wandered off, Tyler and Alec were amused; however; Jacob was still trying to make sense of what the Brickman said. Brielle wondered why the bear smelled so bad.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Not to worry.

Picture by Jonathan Clare
Joe and Anna never once concerned themselves with the fact that everyone else was walking in the opposite direction.