Weekend Away

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A great weekend away at the North Cascades Institute Learning Center at Diablo Lake in the North Cascades National Park.

diablo lake

Diablo Dam


Diablo lake is formed by Diablo Dam, part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project and is surrounded by the odd mountain or two.

Sourdough Creek


The boys (+James & Robert) had their hiking feet on again

waterfall, sourdough mountain, wa.

and added another waterfall to the bag!

Much thanks to the crew: Jeff, Jeff, Cara, Adam, Ranger Paula, Ranger Lilly & the rest…

More on flickr.

Long hours = tired kids

after "bring your kids to work day"

Last Friday was ‘bring your kids to work day’. H & F suffered that, the “store”, and a quick scoot into REI for supplies for the weekend on the way home.

Priceless moment while checking them in at reception:

Dad, pointing to illuminated Internet Explorer ‘e’ sign above the entrance: “do you know what that is?”

H: “No”

Dad: “What to do you use when you go to the cbeebies site?”

H: “Firefox”

Much laughter from people various gathered in reception :-)



BBQ’d home made burgers and chicken for tea.

looks like we did something similar last year only Aunty is tightening up on the stuff that’s available to expats overseas :-(