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Gondola_1

Gondola_1

Going up to the top of the White Mountains, Lake Placid, NY


Gondola_2

Gondola_2

Riding up the White Mountains in a ski lift in Lake Placid, NY


Gondola_3

Gondola_3

To the top! Lake Placid, NY


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White_mountain_1


White_mountain_2

White_mountain_2

View from top of White Mountains, Lake Placid, NY


White_mountain_4

White_mountain_4

Looking good. Derek posing in front of the majestic view of the Adirondack Mountains. Lake Placid, NY


White_mountain_5

White_mountain_5


DereK

DereK

With visions of pizza dancing in his head! Derek looking pensive after ordering a pizza, Lake George, NY


Jennifer_bw

Jennifer_bw

Waiting for pizza at Derek's favorite Chicago pizzareia - UNO'S, Lake George, NY


Derek_big_man

Derek_big_man

Derek and his newest idol - big lumber jack man. Lake George, NY


Elephants_head

Elephants_head

This is supposed to look like an elephant's head. You can see it in when you're actually there but I'm not so sure I captured it on camera. Can you see it?


Jennifer_in_cave

Jennifer_in_cave

Coming out of the very cool "Noisy Cave". It was stinky in there but so so beautiful.


Batting_cage

Batting_cage

Derek saw this from the road and wanted to give it a try. He had many blisters when it was over and a thousand ants crawled, unseen, up my legs while I stood outside and watched. No bites. Lake George, NY


Jennifer_rocks

Jennifer_rocks

Outside a cave in Lake George, New York


A_fudge_attack

A_fudge_attack

Every new city we go to Derek likes to sample the fudge. This time he chose regular chocolate and it was de-lish. Later we went to the Hershey store where Derek bought Key Lime fudge. Also good. Niagara Falls, September 2, 2006


At_skywheel

At_skywheel

Thank God Derek has long arms! I don't have to carry around my tripod so long as I've got Derek! Derek took this picture after our ride in the Skywheel. It was close to 1am and getting cold. Niagara Falls, September 2, 2006


Big_spider

Big_spider

This tarantula was kept in the "Nocturnal Room" where we weren't allowed to use a flash. I couldn't stand to look at it too long. It was massive. Still, I wanted to get a picture, no matter how bad the quality. Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Derek_macaws

Derek_macaws

Beautiful macaws. There was a sign that said the macaws were not tame and that we should not approach. I think Derek was really nervous to turn his back on them. I don't blame him. They were pretty savage looking. Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Derek_at_niagara_falls

Derek_at_niagara_falls

Handsome man, beautiful falls. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Derek_looking_at_the_falls

Derek_looking_at_the_falls

I always try to take shots like this. Not sure this is exactly what I was hoping for but Derek's in it so I'm happy with that! Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Derek_maid_of_the_mist

Derek_maid_of_the_mist

Derek, dressed and ready for a soaking on the Maid of the Mist. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Falls_2

Falls_2

Love this shot! Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Falls_at_night

Falls_at_night

The falls at night. I took this picture the first night we were in Niagara Falls, September 2, but it was raining and I was having trouble with the batteries again. Arrgh!


Falls_avenue

Falls_avenue

On Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Falls_from_skylon

Falls_from_skylon

View of the falls from atop the Skylon Tower. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Fireworks

Fireworks

I tried really hard to get a cool picture of fireworks over the falls but the camera batteries were dying. Still, it was nice to see it. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Jd_maid_of_the_mist

Jd_maid_of_the_mist

After our soaking on the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Jennifer_looking_at_falls

Jennifer_looking_at_falls

Watching the falls. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Maid_of_the_mist

Maid_of_the_mist

Derek getting drenched on the Maid of the Mist. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Planet_hollywood

Planet_hollywood

Along Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Red_white_blue_falls

Red_white_blue_falls

The American side of the falls light up in the red white and blue. Very cool! Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Scarlet_ibis

Scarlet_ibis

At the bird aviary we saw this scarlet ibis. It was really beautiful. I saw white ones in Las Vegas last year but this one was far more attractive. Tropical Bird Aviary, Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Secret_garden

Secret_garden

This secret garden felt really out of place to me against the other types of tourist traps all around the falls. Neither Derek nor I can figure out what the big flower is but we both really like it. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Skywheel

Skywheel

Another shot I was hoping to get in the bright sunlight, highlighted of course by a crisp blue sky but that didn't work out either. However, I absolutely love this picture! Because of the rain we didn't think we'd see very much from the skywheel but we went for it anyway. Despite the rain and condensation covered windows we still saw the falls and the lay of the land. It was nice just to get out of the rain for a bit, too. Niagara Falls, September 2, 2006


Smurf_herding

Smurf_herding

Both Derek and I thought it was funny to see all these people lined up like a herd of smurf waiting to board the Maid of the Mist. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


The_falls

The_falls

I was really hoping for a beautiful sunshine shot of the falls. Really hoping to get that famed shot of a rainbow over the falls but it was a cool, rainy weeked. Still, I like this shot. Niagara Falls, September 3, 2006


Turtle_dove

Turtle_dove

I didn't find this bird particularly eye catching but because I'd always heard about turtle doves I thought I should take a picture. Tropical Bird Aviary, Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Two_tucans

Two_tucans

I was so excited to see a real live tucan. You can imagine how I felt when I saw two of them. Tropical Bird Aviary, Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Waterfalls

Waterfalls

We went to see beautiful, exotic birds at the Tropical Bird Aviary. Niagara Falls, September 4, 2006


Zebras

Zebras

Chicago, October 7, 2006


Giraffe

Giraffe

Such seemingly peaceful creatures despite their mammoth size. Love giraffes. Chicago, October 7, 2006


Cindy and Alec

Cindy and Alec

Derek's sister, Cindy and her son, Alec at the zoo. He's growing so fast. And he's too adorable. Love this picture. One of the best I have. Chicago, October 7, 2006


Dolphin Show

Dolphin Show

We got to see the dolphin show at the zoo. I've never seen live dolphins before so it was a real treat. Amanzing how the can get these big guys to jump straight out of the water with a few hand motions. Amazing! I couldn't get great pictures and I stopped trying after a while because I just wanted to enjoy it. But it was so cool. Chicago, October 7, 2006


The Andersen's with the mini Lavigne's

The Andersen's with the mini Lavigne's

At the zoo with Eirik and Alec, Derek's nephews. I love this picture. It was so beautiful there. Thanks JP for snapping this one! Chicago, October 7, 2006


Derek's Idol

Derek's Idol

Derek has long loved Michael Jordan and I remember seeing this statue on tv while watching the Bulls. Here we are with Cindy. This is Derek, living the dream. Chicago, October 7, 2006


Derek and Eirik

Derek and Eirik

Derek with his namesake nephew and godson, Eirik at the zoo. Chicago, October 7, 2006


Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks

JP directed us to this statue of the Chicago Blackhawks outside the United Centre before we went to see the Blackhawks take on Columbus Bluejackets. I'm convinced now that Derek and I really are bad luck for the home team - after Ottawa's humiliating loss on Friday night, Chicago was equally humbled on Saturday. Chicago, October 7, 2006


Derek_at Navy Pier

Derek_at Navy Pier

Chicago, October 8, 2006


Derek on the Ferris Wheel

Derek on the Ferris Wheel

Love Derek in orange. Totally his color! Chicago, October 8, 2006


Chicago Skyline

Chicago Skyline

Downtown at the Navy Pier. It was such a bright day. Lots of people. Chicago, October 8, 2007


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