Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Puppy!

We haven't picked out a name just yet but we will be posting it as soon as we decide 
This is our new female Golden Retriever. She was the runt and has the sweetest disposition. Hope you enjoy the pics :)





Tuesday, April 07, 2009

San Diego - WAP

Kurt and I went to San Diego in December and found a wicked deal on tickets for Sea World, The San Diego Zoo, and the Wild Animal Park. Unlimited entrance for 5 days to all three parks for $120/Person! yeah we had some fun in all three parks but we spent about 3 days in the Wild Animal Park. It was by far my favorite and the only one at which I took pictures. Here are some for you to enjoy.


Lazy Lions


A very young Peregrine Falcon. Sorry, I don't remember his name. There are some great pics and even a video of another Falcon, Java, that is worth checking out in a later post.



Lemur - Not even the branches of the trees reach past the mote that surrounds their island. 


This is a Tamarin from Tasmania, not a hedgehog. I couldn't spell out the differences for you but the trainer who spoke about her was animate about repeating that piece of information.

Caspian the Caracal

This is Caspian the Caracal - he is a small African Bird Cat. They are wild and rarely seen on the African wildlife videos. He uses the tufts on his ears by waving them above the grass line as he hides his body below. The swishing motion from his ears kinda looks like a bird's fluttering wings and gives the
 birds a false sense that everything is ok. When the birds get close he jumps and catches some right out of the sky!!!


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Cheetahs

While spending time in the Wild Animal Park we met these three lovely sisters.

Feeding time...
On the lookout...

Kurt and I had an AWESOME opportunity to watch this Cheetah run past us as full speed (70 MPH)! Feeling her thunder past us sent shivers up my spine! 


This is just a clip after the run - sorry I didn't video the run, I didn't want to miss anything as it happened!

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Distraction

I found this humorous...

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Java in Action

Alright, moving on... 
This is Java the amazing Peregrine Falcon
(Fastest Living Creature on Planet Earth)




Ok so here is Java doin' her thang cathin' some grub...

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Hinkley




Hinkley at Wild Animal Park in San Diego California

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Monday, April 06, 2009

SKYDIVING!!



I am the last on the list to take the plunge.
There were multiple "Warning:Death" signs everywhere!


All suited up and ready to go!


few minor adjustments. That's Wyatt, my Tandum Diver  - he was awesome!


And this is what we do when we leave the plane...


More warning signs...


Marching to take off!



from left to right: Shawn, Ross, Kurt, Wyatt, Ro, Me, Chad, Guru (no joke, that's his name!)


They told a joke to make me laugh but really I'm about to pee my pants.


Everyone looks so calm... we are about to jump out of a plane people!!


Getting ready, getting myself ready for this... oh man what am I doing?!


Kurt had his Tandum Diver do flips out of the plane for his first time ever... such an Adrenaline Junkie


More flipping...


flying Kurt


Some Pretty Views





My turn...
oh crap!!












Whoa, that parachute really slows ya down... how fast were we going?!


Great shot by my Photographer, Mike 
He was from Germany and I'm pretty sure that isn't his real name ;)
He rocked!




It was a BLAST!! Thanks Kurt for making this part of our Hawaii trip!