Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Beach

Ruby taking a walk on the beach.

Well, the Robinsons are on vacation. We started out our three week trip with a drive to Salt Lake City to see friends. On the way out there we stopped in the Ruby valley with the Ruby mountains behind the photographer. The Ruby mtns are great for ski touring so as soon as Ruby is up and mobile on skis we have a trip planned.

We then headed back to Sacramento where we boarded a plane for Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. Ruby was able to meet her cousins for the first time. Above is a picture of Abby holding the Rubster. Ruby was a big hit.

We then loaded up the car and drove four hours to the AL/FL coast to a place affectionately known as the "Redneck Riviera", Gulf Shores. We spent four nights there hanging out with my parents, 2 brothers, and Erin, John's girlfriend. We had a blast getting sunburned, swimming, drinking, and of course playing some boardgames.

Ruby getting ready to go swimming. Meditating about the Tao of Pooh.

While we were in Gulf Shores we were able to meet up with three of our good friends from SLC that now live down in Florida due to Post-Doctoral positions taking them there. Elliot and Mary live near Pensacola with their beautiful daughter, Ellie, and Ann-Marie lives in Tallahassee. It was awesome seeing these guys in a different setting than usual. Thanks for driving out to see us.

Dads and daughters in the indoor pool.

The family on the Riviera

We will be driving down to New Orleans today and then fly back home tomorrow. Ruby is in my arms now so typing is difficult. Got to sign off now.

Reading a good book.