Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Rancho Bernardo Fires

Every house around this house burnt down. This house was totally untouched by the fire. See the picture below.

This was a very humbling experience to see these homes. We take so much for granted. It is crazy how fast it can all be taken away. I had the honor of meeting one of the families that lost their home during the fire. They go to church with Cindy and Eric. The church family hosted a "pounding" party. Everyone was encouraged to bring a pound of something to stock the kitchen. I thought that was a neat idea. Cindy has also started a website for the families who lost a home in the fires. It is The donations collected go strait to the families.

San Diego Wild Animal Park

The natives were restless

Uncle Ben and Sloanie Balonie

Eric, Cindy, Jenn, Dean, and Sloan

The petting zoo

The fires came so close to the animals. This is the right side of the animal park.

Eric, Ben, and Aris

This was a balloon that you could go up in for $20. From the balloon you could see the whole animal park and parts of San Diego. $20 was toooooo much if you ask me.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Which came first, the Sloanie or the egg?

We all took a spin on the carousel, it was so much fun.
Zoe was scared the first time around. After the second time we couldn't get her off of the ride.

Eric goofing off

This was an awesome day.