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Looking down the table

Milling around, awaiting a decision

Pizzas hot off the grill

Chowing down

Dad and Mom

Eyeing the table

Staying close to the munchies

Setting up the web cams

Relaxing by the window

Linking up with the Massachusetts contigency

Sam's turn

Everyone expect poor Max

New cat shirt for Ruth

Marna's new hat

The assembled crowd

Lots of Eckels

Dad and Pete await gifts

The unwrapping mayhem begins

Waiting for present opening turns

The whole gang

The Nosferatu group

A new DVD

Some sort of gizmo

Mom and Dad survey the carnage

Testing out the new camp chair

Rapid fire unwrapping

Starting the keychain game excitement

Watching the gifting

Group shot #1

Group shot #2

Taking it all in

Mid stocking unloading

The whole crew

Uncle D and Dad

Baklava chefs in action

A relatively sedate Christmas-observed

Sitting down for the meal

Max, android inspector

Confident in his soon-to-be-stolen prize

The crew, arrayed as they should be

Everyone, including those now partially hidden

Inspecting the calendars

The whole gang

The whole gang, one with a fun hat

Stocking inspectors hard at work

New Zealand note pad

The full crew


Sitting down for dinner

The whole gang

Chowing at Culver's

Gathering at the table

Checking out the calendar

Shiny bag

Slippers and more

At the house in DC

Ruth and Max take charge

Finishing the prep

The horde descends

The whole gang

Pondering our next move

More skepticism

Dad opening his birthday presents

Relaxing in a lull in the action

Finishing up with Bananagrams

Early success

Gathered in the rental house

Waiting to board the boat

Celebrating the birthday boy

Blowing out the candles

Waiting for the bus, hoping it doesn't start to really rain

Chatting after dinner

Trying to figure out if Gehry designed that weird thing


The whole gang in Lincoln Park

Waiting for the streetcar

Staying out of the fray

And now for the main course

The gang (minus the sleeping Ruth)

In the park

Lunch in Little Italy

The non-snorkelers

The whole lineup

Ever so slightly goofier

Taking a break in Balboa Park

Waiting for the slideshow

Waiting for the next round of activity

Continuing the chat

Trying to stay ahead of the drips

Eagerly awaiting the parade

Loading up the small arms

Winding up for the shot

The grass may be longer than standard games

Dance party at the park

A moment in the shade

Lucas and Dad

Ready to chow down

Prepped to chomp

Everybody lined up

On the path at the Coronado beach

Gathered in the living room


Towards the end of the tour

Ready to disembark

Long table for lunch

Waiting for lunch

Closer to the sandbox


Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Take 4

Happy onlookers

The speaches begin

Dad makes his speach

Sorting it all out

A tag team effort to the present out of the bag

The box has been wrestled from the bag, but the job's not done

One last layer

A mini-photo album, starting with a mohawk

Checking out the other, non-mohawk photos

Sorting out what just happened

Preparing the snackies

The Eckels men

Couple and Lucas's parents

Lucas and Dad, looking happy

A little bubbly for anyone?

Basking in the glory of Pete's toast

Consulting the checklist

On the Epic campus

Dad, Mom, and a tumbling mini-pumpkin

Dad and Mom waiting for us

The spectators

Pre-ceremony lounging

Uncle D and Dad

The walkers arrive

Mom and Dad

On the shoreline path

Strolling down the Embarcadero

In the gardens

Checking out the Mission's main facade

Heading out to sea

Between whale sightings

Checking out the dolphins

Game time

Happy with being photographed

Approaching the tortoises

Stacy's turn

The herd approaches

Extending an offer

Saying hello

Neck scratches

Juvenile on the loose

Checking out the poles


Tesla shows some interest

Enjoying the cocktail hour

Wandering Coronado

Three tall people

Lunch break at ArtWalk

Staying out the waves

Getting a little rockier

All four of us

About to dine at Campfire


Smores at the table

Getting ready for falconry

Tig's not too excited about the camera

Waiting for the 12 mile flight to wrap up

Group shot

And he's off

Back again

Exiting the group shot

Almost looking like a chicken

V shape

A little afternoon Quirkle

Picnic lunch on the beach

Out on a walk

At the tail end of our Balboa Park walk

At Kris and Chris's

Snuggly on the shoreline

Enjoying the stroll

Looks like some tasty berries

Team picking

By the big boating sign

Dad up on the trail

Dad, Mom, and Ben Franklin

Sipping and sitting

Making use of the picnic set

Amused by the slugs

Vinegar tasting!

Lunch at Stone

Sunday picnic on the beach

Soaking up the sun

At the viewpoint

Enjoying the shade on the deck

Blurred grab

In the viewing structure

Up top at the library

Partial family portrait

Wandering north

Time to head back

Ready for the next bridge

About to head out

Out for a walk at Dust Devil Nature Trail

Rounding the bend

Quick break

Checking out the office

Down at the waterfront

Exploring the Kumeyaay display

Going right for the brain

Taking in all the fluttering

Checking out the birds in La Jolla

On the shores of Lake Union

Windy day at Golden Gardens

At the ferry dock

At the ferry dock

At the ferry dock

At Kerry Park

Ready to head south

Relaxing in the shade

Down at the cove

Thanks for the bench, Jimmy!

Deciding on which approach to use

At Sunset Cliffs

In front of the Coronado Bridge

Overcast morning in Liberty Station

Up on the couch

Present intermission

The whole gang

Two seconds later

Delivering to Opa

Off to the island

The Veranda Room at the B&B

A little reading before dinner

Back from the pub

The showdown

Tea time

Braving the precipitation with only a hat

Ready for the solstice party

Family section

Listening to Roger

Me and my family

Me and my extended family

Me and my parents

Old married folks, skeptical

Old married folks, not so skeptical

Dad's toast

Parental boogey

Waiting for brunch

Group photo

Group photo

Waiting off the sand

At the fountain in Balboa Park

At the holiday tree

On the Skyfari

About halfway down to the point

View from Red Butte

Walking the perimeter

The whole gang

Just a touch silly

Loading the dumpster

Dusty cowpoke

My old room

Our departure

Happy father

Deck lounging

Critiquing the performance

More critiques

Paternal flower

Ready for things to get underway

Waiting for the next round

Dad's speech

Two noodles, successfully removed from the mass

More calendar excitement

Wrapping bag or hat?

Dad and his new fancy wine spout

The whole gang

A scary looking duo

Ice cream eaters

Hanging out in the Arboretum

Hanging out in the Arboretum

Marna escapes with berry pie

The whole gang

Marna waiting for the pictures to end

Enjoying the shade

Something funny

Dining under way

The largest dinner of the gathering

The full group


Got them all!

Taking it all in


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