The studio has been closed for TWO weeks! Yes, it is already July, and I am just getting my newsletter out. Why? We took the kids on a grand adventure out west. There was a lot of whining and complaining, but I think overall the boys will look back on it with fond memories. I suspect I did the same thing to my parents when they took us out west. Where all did we go? Here's the breakdown - The Alamo and River Walk, the original Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Carlsbad Caverns, stream train ride from Durango to Silverton, Mesa Verda, flew through Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon dam (Lake Powell), briefly saw Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Dinosaur, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Mall of America, Mackinac Island, then a visit with family for the 4th and finally back home. Whew! I've added a few of my favorite photos below.