Tuesday, September 23, 2008


just kidding....Leavenworth!

...But very similar to Switzerland, this quaint Bavarian/climbing wonderland lies just east of the Cascade mountain range and is a welcome getaway for western Washingtonians.

Or, wilkommen getaway.... All the buildings are built with Bavarianesque architecture.

We had fantastic weather and enjoyed camping and climbing with a couple of Emily's co-workers/friends, Jeff and Jen.

Emily with Jen

Johnny and Jeff

Jeff and Jen's dogs- Bentley and Razzle- very loyal and energetic climbing companions

Climbing to the top of rotowall

We had a great time and would love to go back again

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colorado Springs Adventure

We had a great time in Colorado Springs last week. Johnny was a groomsman in his good friend Mike Mersman's wedding (unfortunately we forgot to take pictures for that). We also got to spend time with family and friends.

On Labor Day, Johnny climbed Pike's Peak, the mountain that overlooks Colorado Springs, with his friends Pat and Dan. It was exhausting and exhilarating.

Views from the top of the Peak

Devil's playground (on the way up to the top)

Dan, Johnny and Pat

The back side of the peak

Unfortunately, Emily and Mom Harvey were sick on Labor Day, but made the most out of it by eating soup and watching chick flicks

After feeling better, we went for a bike ride on Shook's Run trail.

We went for a tour of Glen Eyrie Castle and were able to learn a little of the history of C. Springs.

On a hike with Mom and Dad on the Intemin Trail

View overlooking Manitou Springs, and Garden of the Gods

Dinner and games with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson

We were able to spend lots of fun times with Natalie, Cornel and Cassandra

Cutting our 2 year old top layer of wedding cake. Though it kept its beauty...it tasted better the first time!