Vacation 2007

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This page has links to photos from our 2007 summer vacation.  Pam and Taylor and I took off from our Eugene, Oregon home at the end of June and headed to Bear Lake (Garden City), Utah. On Friday and Saturday we had fun with all our Christensen cousins (my mom's side).  Most of them all went home by that Sunday but most of us Leucks stayed on and partied through Thursday the following week.  That included a run down to Logan for a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show at Utah State stadium
That same day Pam and I went down early to locate and take pictures of a few ancestral family graves which happened to be right across the street from the stadium.  we had lucky timing as they locked up the cemetery just as we left.  We were able to locate the graves of James Neils Christensen (my great grandfather) who, with his son, James Jr. (age 16) were killed in an avalanche in Box Elder Canyon.  They were located together with Anna Sophia Jeppesen Christensen, a few other Christensens as well as some of the Rosenbaum family who were cousins of my mom.  We also located the graves of Joel Ricks and his two wives.  Joel was the father of Thomas Edwin Ricks (for whom Ricks College was originally named -- now called BYU-Idaho, much to our family's chagrin).  Joel was also the father of Josiah Ricks, my great-grandfather who was born in Nauvoo and at roughly one year old made the trip with the first Saints and Brigham Young to Salt Lake City in 1847.
We had a great time that included two days in Boise on the way home seeing some old friends including the YM's president of my youth (Randy Vail and his wife Carolyn) as well as Lynn & Linda Schoenfeld who had just moved there that week.  Taylor and Pam also spent some time at the local water park while I got to just sit and read a book - something I also enjoy. 
I have organized all of the photos I took from this book into folders you can reach through the links to your left.  All of these photos have been reduced in size to 640 x 480 (roughly 100kb) to make it easy to view and load to the internet.  All photos in their original size are about 2300x2100 (roughly 1 to 1.5mb).  If you see anything you like and want a full size copy, just email me (click here) and I'll email it to you.

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