Summer 2006 a
 

I was very thankful to finally get a new camera, it is really great (but I hope the pictures get better than this!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the first good picture I took with the camera.  This rabbit was right outside of Elliot's window.  The camera is a Canon S3-IS.  It has a 12X Optical Zoom making photos like this possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our main activity this summer was settling into our house and getting to know the Brainerd area.  We ate supper on the deck many evenings before the heat got to be too much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crow Wing State Park is 5 minutes from our house and we went there with frequency.  The Mississippi river flows through the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We helped create and then rode on a float in a 4th of July parade.  Gabriella and Ruby pictured with their new friend Ella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later that night we went to an impressive fireworks display in Brainerd.