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Archive for February, 2011

Photo #836 – 02.28.11

Tom Meets Pocahontas

I’m guessing most people could choose their favorite Disney character…from regular ol’ Mickey Mouse to a fairytale princess to a villian like Captain Hook, there is likely one character you like more than the others.  It’s fun to be a kid walking around Disney World and have the chance to get your picture with your favorite characters…but believe it or not, it can be just as fun for a grown-up!  While we were walking around ‘Rafiki’s Planet Watch’ in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, Tom spotted Pocahontas and made a beeline to the short line (of mostly kids) waiting for a photo.  He enjoyed that photo op.

What’s not to like about Pocahontas (whether the ‘real’ Pocahontas or the disneyified Pocahontas)?!?


Photo #835 – 02.27.11

Icy Buttermilk Falls

This particular waterfall has been featured as a Daily Photograph a number of times {for instance, photo #659 and photo #88}, but this is the first photo I have posted of the 90-foot Buttermilk Falls that has a good deal of ice along the outside edges of the descending water.  Heather and I drove out to see the falls on a cold December day, and while it hadn’t been cold enough to freeze the falls itself, the temperatures had been low enough to allow a lot of ice to build-up near the falls.  The ice provided an additional touch of beauty to an already majestic waterfall!

Photo #834 – 02.26.11

The Race Is On!

Who’s going to win this race?!?  Hannah and Robyn are neck-and-neck as they’re approaching the finish line, and even though Robyn has some great leg power, Hannah has some awesome pedal power.  I’m guessing they’ll both cross the line at the same time (although something tells me Hannah will try to run her mom off the pavement right at the end…maybe because that is what she sort of did!).

Photo #833 – 02.25.11

Hypnotizing Gaze

If you look deep into these big, brown eyes…I mean really deep…you’d probably see rods and cones and some gooey vitreous fluid.  But it is pretty hard to look that far.

Leggs is not good at staring contests, so I am surprised I was able to get this close-up stare without him looking elsewhere.

Photo #832 – 02.24.11

Lil’s Cupcake

Lillian, the daughter of Heather’s cousin Ashley, is a fan of cupcakes…like most 16-month-old toddlers.  This particular cupcake was from the birthday party for her big sister, Emma (also a fan of cupcakes), and I think Lillian was a bit annoyed that I interrupted her cupcake bliss with a bright flash…sorry, Lil!

Photo #831 – 02.23.11

Red’s Drive-In

I’m not sure if I can stress enough just how much good food there is down in Dollywood!  Heather and I only had a small taste, but there is quite a selection of places to satisfy your hunger.  For instance, Red’s Drive-In offers great diner fare and is set up like a 50s/60s drive-in diner.  We didn’t get a chance to try the food here (too full from everything else!), but it looked like a fun place to relax for a bit after a few hours of walking around Dollywood.

Photo #830 – 02.22.11

Lapie Canyon Entrance

This is probably my favorite tent-camping site in the Yukon…and even if there are only a handful of other tent-camping sites that I am familiar with, this is still a pretty cool location.  This photo shows the point where the glacier-fed Lapie River, coming in from the right, rushes through the narrow and rocky Lapie Canyon.  The water is certainly swift here, although it is fortunately a little calmer upstream (where a quick icy bath was quite refreshing after a few days of summer fieldwork!).

Right now, I’m sure this stretch of river is a big sheet of ice {photo #434} as the Yukon winter is still in full force.