Sun Valley Lake 2024

This weekend we made our annual trip to a lake with the Liess clan. A good time was had by all.

Hope and Mari
Lake Lounging
Des Moines Cousins
Susan and Rob
Lucia and Rose
Kathie and Gary
Liess Clan
Kathie, Gary, and the grandkids
Kathie, Gary, Susan, Erin, and Mary
Kathie being silly.
The Lieslands
Lucia and Rose
Rose and Lucia
Kathie in the hammock chair
Susan and Mary
The ladies

Orange Beach

For Spring Break we went to Orange Beach, Alabama. All of us went except Andrew, who is at college. Mari had some friends staying in a condo in the next complex over from ours and she spent most of her time with them-and had a blast. We enjoyed slow mornings, afternoons at the beach, and sunsets.

This Week

Susan and her sisters went to California.
We closed the pool for the season.
Susan and her sisters visited Uncle Ron

Cincinnati Visit

This past weekend we went to Cincinnati.

Dinner at my parents’.
After dinner walk.
Pre-FCC Skyline
FCC game. We are smiling because the weather delay hasn’t happened yet. Overall, the game was fun.
Sunday family party at Joyce’s
Pool day on Monday. I was at work.

Branson Trip

Friday – Jacksonville Beach

No college visits today, so after an early lunch we headed to the beach.

We made a sandcastle and menagerie.
Elliot and I watching the Xavier game on the beach.
Mari and Susan
Playing ball at the beach.
Family pic
Susan and Rob
For dinner we went to Mellow Mushroom, which had something everyone could eat.

Thursday – Jacksonville University

Candy Cane Lake at the University of Northern Florida. I was disappointed not to see an alligator during our trip.
Golf cart tour at Jacksonville University. I guess there was a lot of ground to cover.
Pool Time
Susan got in the freezing pool.
We made a sandcastle, just before the tide came in.
Shopping at a cool outdoor mall.

Wednesday – Flagler College

Today we drove from Tampa to St. Augustine (to Jacksonville, eventually).

Flagler College – Lovely, but not our favorite
The Flager Cafeteria
Downtown St. Augustine. Lucia likes to get a Dole Whip.
The old city gate.