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Lonsberry Family Pics -- March 21

Lonsberry and his cell-phone camera annoy his children in three time zones.

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    The family's star second-grader, Jack, has happily turned 8.
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    The family's star newborn, Sam, has happily turned two months.
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    Here are two bathing beauties, Scott and Robbie, doing some counting.
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    Jack not only won, he won with attitude. If we're talking pinewood derby, we're talking get out of the way. Photobomb courtesy of Scott.
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    At the beginning of the month, I flew out to Utah to visit Lee. During the break between shows, I ran through downtown Salt Lake City.
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    Lee and I hauled ourselves up Millcreek Canyon, traipsing through the snow to get in a mountain hike.
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    We also took in a Sunday morning broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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    Lee and I went to a pro-Second Amendment rally at the Utah State Capitol.
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    Greetings from the Navajo Hogan, where I go for (American) Indian food. Frybread top left, mutton stew in the bowl, and a Navajo taco for the main event.
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    Another favorite eating spot is Bailey's in Orem. John, the owner, has a system where he saves and remembers the ticket from every customer who's ever come in. You come in, he pulls out your ticket, asks if you'd like what you had last time. Here he holds mine and Lee's.
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    Early one Saturday, Lee and this friend of his and I went to a gun store to pick up her first firearm, a wonderful little .380. Almost everything you see in this picture is a felony in New York state.
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    After a week in Utah, my daughter Sophie flew in and Lee and she and I drove out to California to visit Aubrey, who's a soldier at the Presidio of Monterey.
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    Dear Sophie is married to a wonderful paratrooper at Fort Bragg.
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    We went out to Asilomar Beach at Monterey and poked around the tide pools.
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    These tide pools were explored and made famous by author John Steinbeck and his friend Ed Ricketts. Here is some kind of anemone.
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    A ways down the coast from Monterey is Big Sur. We hiked up through a couple of redwood groves. Here, we were able to prove that we were out-of-state tourists.
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    Big trees. Really big trees.
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    For your dining delight, we got some oyters -- and chowder in bread bowls -- on fisherman's wharf. These two fine Americans are about to taste their first-ever oysters.
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    Also at Monterey, we went to the big aquarium, where Lee was able to hassle the local wildlife.
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    We had hoped to invite this guy to dinner.
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    Another denizen of the aquarium.
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    Back from the trip, folks started coming down with a nasty bug. Poor blue-eyed Ellie had to go to the hospital to get her tank topped off.
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    Here is Jack on the night of his recent baptism. Now that he's old enough to understand and be accountable, he's bellied up to the bar and decided to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
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