Friday, July 25, 2014

Vacation - Part 3

We spent a couple of days on a resort that is on a HUGE lake.
We spent a lot of time swimming in the pool.

Abby enjoyed getting a pedicure at the resort spa. 

The kids enjoyed lots of Daddy time! 

Haley being tossed in the air 

Nathan flying through the air 

Andy, Abby, Haley and Nathan 

Audrey and Haley (pink) looking at the lake.  This lake is where the Nile river begins. 

Audrey and Daddy in the pool 

Audrey (yellow) and Haley jumping around 

Audrey by the lake 

Our resort 

Nathan looking out over the lake

This was a man fishing on a papyrus boat 

Haley (pink) and Audrey ready to go swimming 

Haley (pink), Andy, Abby and Audrey 

Daddy tossing Haley in the air 

Haley (pink) and Audrey splashing in the kiddie pool

Our hotel room 

Nathan, Abby and Daddy 

We had an amazing room.  It had a porch, a living room and a master bedroom.  Audrey (red), Nathan, Abby and Haley sitting on the steps. 

We were in the downstairs room.  This kind of reminded me of a Thomas Kinkaid pictures. 

 The kids sleeping by the fire.  Abby and Haley (left bed), Nathan and Audrey (right bed) 

Mommy took the little ones to have tea while Abby was getting a pedicure.  Audrey (front), Haley and Nathan 

Vacation - Part 2

We toured at 17th Century Castle.  It was amazing!

It was Graduation weekend at the local University, so a ton of Graduates were at the Castle taking pictures.  All the Graduates wanted a picture with our kids.  Haley and Abby were the most willing to take pictures with complete strangers. 

Audrey (front), Haley, Nathan and Abby on the Castle steps.

Audrey (left) and Haley in a fireplace

The Italians used this Castle as a military post in WW2.  The roof was bombed out at that time. 

On the Castle Steps - Front to Back - Koleta, Haley, Nathan, Abby, Audrey and Andy 

I liked this big door.  L-R - Audrey, Andy, Nathan, Koleta, Haley and Abby

L-R - Haley, Audrey, Abby and Nathan

Abby and Haley in another Graduation picture 

L-R - Audrey, Andy, Koleta and Haley

L-R - Nathan, Haley, Audrey and Abby 

Nathan in the lion cage 

Kids being silly - L-R - Nathan, Haley, Audrey and Abby

Kids in the Castle Window - L-R - Audrey, Abby, Nathan and Haley

Vacation - Part 1

We took a week long vacation and traveled to the Northern Part of Ethiopia.  It was so much fun !!  Here are some of the things we saw:

Audrey found this HUGE moth

We saw Baboons on the side of the road 

We drove through this beautiful canyon 

I liked this orange tree 

I liked this sign.  If you notice the road, it's not really uphill at this point 

Beautiful farmland 

I liked this rock formation 

The twins got to ride a horse (Haley in pink) 

I LOVE this man!! 

This guy was walking along the road 

I liked how tall this truck was loaded