Saturday, December 27, 2008

Family PIC from Christmas 2008

Use the link below to see all the pictures.
Link to Photo Album: Christmas 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oregon the Beautiful

Here's some pictures from our Oregon trip put to music.

South Falls in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park

Here's something new I've been trying. It makes good use of my camera video's.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Japan Trip Pictures

It has been a month since I've returned from our bike tour in Japan. All my pictures are now post on my Pbase picture site. It took awhile to go through them since there were thousands of pictures after 2 months on the road. I have posted a lot of pictures with the intent of telling our story through pictures. I've included some remarks with each picture and indicated the day of trip which covered 60 days total. During this time frame, we rode a total of about 1,700 miles and climbed approximately 73,000 feet. Needless to say, Japan is a very mountainous country and we rode right into the heart of the mountains often varying our route between the coastlines and highlands. Although, our original objective encompassed the islands of Hokkaido, Honcho, Shikoku, and Kyushu, we did not have a specific time table or a final destination. In the end, our bike tour as a group of five ended in Nagano, about half the distance through Honchu. Guess that means we'll just have to come back to finish our tour one day.

A big “Thank You” to you, Jay and Andrew for the invite and everything you've done during this memorable trip. Because of your leadership, patience and ability to read and speak Japanese, I was able to see and enjoy so much more of Japan than I could have ever imagined. We were definitely off the beaten path! The friendliness of the Japanese people is something I will always remember. As we have said many times, “This has been a trip of a lifetime.”