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Christmas 2019 

James On New Sleeping Bag
Depending on which day of the week Christmas lands on, you either get a long weekend to anticipate it's arrival, or it sneaks up on you mid week.  This year Christmas landed on a Wednesday and Helen and I both worked Monday and Tuesday.  Thankfully, Grandma took the kids so we arrived in Victoria on Christmas Eve!

Marcus Trapped In Sleeping Bag

I find it hard to take photos of people opening gifts.  First - they are usually looking at the object they are opening rather than at the camera.  Second - I want to open my gifts too!  Santa was generous this year!

Nara With New CameraClaira Looking AroundMom With New Ornament
 
Two of the kids (Nara and Marcus) received Cameras from Santa so all of the kids wanted to go out and take photos.  Of course there aren't a lot of flowers in January, but the kids did wander around the house looking for anything photo worthy.

Photographers With New Cameras

Riding To Playground
Four kids get bored easily so we decided to take a ride over to the park to play.  Amazingly, my dad does have four bikes for kids and two more bikes for adults.  Used bikes are often quite cheap and sometimes all they need are new tires.  We were off for a bike ride!

Ready To Ride BackPreparing For Bike Ride

The kids have been playing at McMinn park basically their whole life.  About two years ago it got an upgrade and now has a really good sized zipline.  Of course kids aged 7 to 9 want to make it more "extreme" by standing on the seat and swinging, rather than just going for a ride.  Thankfully, no falls downs and lots of laughing.

Nara Returning Zip LineClaira Returning RideClaira Flying On Zipline


Nara Sailing Down Zip LineMarcus Standing Down Zip LineJames Crazy On Zipline

 Photographers Chasing James
My favorite part was the new photographers chasing the riders trying to get a snap.  I have a fancy camera with a lot of auto-focus abilities.  It's hard to expect a sub $500 compact to achieve similar results.


Grandkids On Disc Swing
The climbing part of the playground isn't challenging enough, but the kids did think it was fun to all get on the swing and go for a ride together.

Disc Swing Gang


Apparently the City of Victoria paid a ton of money for a lights display outside of city hall.  We decided to drive down around sunset to see the lights.  The lights were expensive and apparently arrived late.  We also discovered they weren't reliable - they had an electrical problem on Christmas eve and being Christmas, no one was around to fix them!  We walked over to Chinatown to take some photos in the dying light of the day.

Gate Of Harmonious Interest VictoriaLanterns Over Fisgard Street

Fan Tan alley is a favorite because it's so close in.

Nara Taking Photos In Fan Tan AlleyNara In Fan Tan Alley23 And Half Fan Tan Alley

The next day we drove up island to visit with the family there.


Arrabella Has New TabletLexi Has New Tablet

Marcus Playing Christmas Tunes
 
Lexi Serving Pink FluffyMarcus Serving Pink FluffyNara Serving Pink Fluffy
 

Girls At Christmas
 
 


Marcus Serving Pink Fluffy
Person: Marcus
Preparing For Bike Ride
Person: Claira, James, Lloyd, Marcus, Nara
Tags: biking
James Crazy On Zipline
Person: James
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Gate Of Harmonious Interest Victoria
Altitude: 22m (72 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: gate, Victoria
James On New Sleeping Bag
Person: James
Marcus Standing Down Zip Line
Person: Marcus
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Nara Returning Zip Line
Person: Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Grandkids On Disc Swing
Person: Claira, Marcus, James, Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, swing
Nara In Fan Tan Alley
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: alley, Victoria
Riding To Playground
Nara Sailing Down Zip Line
Person: Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Lexi Serving Pink Fluffy
Marcus Playing Christmas Tunes
Person: Marcus
Mom With New Ornament
Person: Janet
Ready To Ride Back
Person: Claira, James, Lloyd, Marcus, Nara
Tags: biking, McMinn Park
Photographers Chasing James
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Claira Looking Around
Person: Claira
Nara Serving Pink Fluffy
Nara With New Camera
Person: Nara
Claira Returning Ride
Person: Claira
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Disc Swing Gang
Person: Claira, Marcus, James, Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, swing
Lexi Has New Tablet
Girls At Christmas
Person: Claira, Nara
Claira Flying On Zipline
Person: Claira
Tags: McMinn Park, zipline
Nara Taking Photos In Fan Tan Alley
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: alley, photographer, Victoria
23 And Half Fan Tan Alley
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: alley, door, Victoria
Marcus Trapped In Sleeping Bag
Person: Diana, Marcus
Arrabella Has New Tablet
Lanterns Over Fisgard Street
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: lantern, Victoria
Photographers With New Cameras
Person: Claira, Marcus, Nara
Tags: photographer
Tags: McMinn Park(10), zipline(7), Victoria(5), alley(3), swing(2), photographer(2)
People: Claira(9), Marcus(9), Nara(9), James(6), Lloyd(2), Diana(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Pictures of People > Christmas 2019
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > Christmas 2019

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