Welcome to our vacation pages.  We feel very blessed to have had the opportunities to visit some of the places we have been.  Allow us to share with you some of the memories captured in pictures.  Click on the links below to begin the journey back with us.


 

1999

 
2016  

Germany 2016-17

This Gallery contains memories from 2 trips to Germany separated by ~34 days. The first trip (Dec 8-Jan 10 2017) was to spend Christmas together. The second trip (Feb 14-March 13) was to be there for the birth of our second grandson. Enjoy the photos!

Maui 2016

This gallery contains memories from a trip to Maui during May of 2016. Many thanks to Jim and Sue VanBlarigan for hosting us. Enjoy!

2015

 

Kauai 2015

Once again in November we were blessed to be able to spend a restful 2 1/2 weeks on the Garden Island of Kauai. Our activities included the usual snorkeling, taking walks, enjoying the warm tropical breezes, and the wonderful sunsets. Due to management changes this will probably be our final annual stay at Poipu Kapili. We are so grateful for having had the chance to visit this island and all the memories that we have from here. Enjoy the photos!

Colorado 2015

This gallery contains images from our trip to Colorado June 1-8, 2015. Some highlights from the trip included a train ride through the Royal Gorge, a stay at the Stanley hotel, and a ride to the top of Pikes Peak. Enjoy!

Germany 2015

Katherine was able to join me for her first trip to Oberursel. We left home on Dec 28th 2014 and so arrived just 5 days following the birth of our first grandson, Matthew. What a blessing it was to hold him. This photo gallery contains just some of the memories we had from our time there. Enjoy!

2014  

Kauai 2014

Once again in November we were blessed to be able to spend a restful couple of weeks on the Garden Island of Kauai. Our activities included the usual snorkeling, taking walks, enjoying the warm tropical breezes, and the wonderful sunsets. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip.

Germany 2014

This was the trip Bob made solo to Germany (Jan 2014), shortly after the birth of Sara Vellekoop. Most of the pictures are from the Oberursel and Frankfurt areas. Let's see Gioia was ~14 months. Click the link above or to the left to view the photo gallery.

 

Summer in the Sierra's

During the 3rd week of August, Katherine and I took a week to getaway to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Pictures included in this gallery are from the Lake Tahoe area, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, the National Auto museum in Reno, and a Reno Aces baseball game.

2013  

Kauai 2013

Once again in November we were blessed to be able to spend a restful couple of weeks on the Garden Island of Kauai. Our activities included the usual snorkeling, taking walks, enjoying the warm tropical breezes, and the wonderful sunsets. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip.

Note: The Kauai album will default to the most recent album. To see this years or previous years albums, use the drop down menu in the upper left corner to select the desired year.

Europe 2013

On May 20th we left for what was a memorable 22 day trip to Europe to visit family and friends. Our travels took us to Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. Click on the picture link to the left to go to the home page for this trip. From there you can view journal entries and photos/videos from the individual days.

Florida 2013

As in March of 2012, we returned again to Florida in Feb of 2013. This time we reversed the 2012 order as we spent the first part of the trip with family in St Petersburg before driving to St George Island for a family get together. Some of the side trips we took were to the WW2 museum in Carrabelle as well as a stop at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip.

   
2012  

Kauai 2012

Once again we were blessed to be able to spend a restful couple of weeks on the Garden Island of Kauai. It was the rest before our typically busy December. The weather was beautiful and I was able to get in some cycling this year. An enjoyable time was had by all. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip.

Note: The Kauai album will default to the most recent album. To see this years or previous years albums, use the drop down menu in the upper left corner to select the desired year.

Florida 2012

From March 9th to the 24th we spent in the northern part of Florida. The first nine days were spent at St George Island on the Gulf coast for a family gathering. The last part of the trip was spent visiting family in the St Petersburg area. Our time in Florida included some stops along the way as well as a trip south to Sarasota to see the Ringling Brothers museum. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip.

Holland 2012

On Jan30th we departed for Holland to share in the events surrounding the wedding of Nate and Becky. We stayed in the town of Delft, but managed to venture out braving the cold temperatures to see some of the local sites. Some of these sites included Prinsenof museum, the old and "new" churches, and the Delfts Pauw which is a local pottery factory from the 17th century. Click the link to the left to view the photos from the trip. We also have a short 20 minute video from the trip, which includes video footage as well as some of the slideshow pictures.

   
2011  

Kauai 2011

Once again we were blessed to be able to spend a couple of weeks on the Garden Island of Kauai. It was the rest before a very busy December. The weather was beautiful inspite of a forecast of rain each of the days we were to be on the island. Click on the link to your left to see a slideshow of pictures taken this year.

Note: The Kauai album will default to the most recent album. To see this years or previous years albums, use the drop down menu in the upper left corner to select the desired year.

MISSOURI 2011

On August 15 we travelled to Strafford, MO for the Burrall Family Reunion, held at the home of Pat & Cecelia Burrall. Click on the link to the left to see a slideshow of pictures taken. While in Missouri, we also visited the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, toured Joplin, and visited the Fantastic Caverns of Springfield.

Yosemite 2011

Once again we attended the California Bible Conference in Yosemite Valley for a week from July 9-16, 2011. The weather was gorgeous for the entire week with temps mostly in the low to mid 70's. Due to the tremendous snow fall this past year, the falls were all spectacular. As before, we enjoyed touring the vallley floor on our bicycles. Bob took yet another hike to the top of Yosemite Falls. Special thanks to Katherine for her efforts on meal planning and all those who helped prepare the wonderful food we all enjoyed.

Bob's NASCAR Adventure Part 2

As the heading implies, this was my second trip to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA . As was the case last year it was a wonderful experience. I have combined our still photos along with the video in this presentation. Enjoy!!

   
2010  

Kauai 2010

Select the link above or to the left to view pictures from our time in Kauai in 2010. In addtion to the slideshow, I took some video this year. The video was taken primarily in the Poipu area where we stay and includes a tour of the condo. Enjoy

Note: The Kauai album will default to the most recent album. To see this years or previous years albums, use the drop down menu in the upper left corner to select the desired year.

2010 Road Trip

On July 26, 2010 we embarked on a road trip that would take us through 5 states and almost 4000 miles, over 30 days. Along the way we would have the opportunity not only to see the beauty of God's creative hand, but share some memorable moments with family and friends. Thanks to digital technology, we took over 700 photos and over 1 hours worth of video. Select the link to the left to go to the Slideshow start page. You can then select from any of the 9 different slideshows each covering a different part of the trip.

Yosemite 2010

Once again we attended the California Bible Conference in Yosemite Valley for a week from July 11-17, 2010. The weather was gorgeous for the entire week. As before, we enjoyed touring the vallley floor on our bicycles. Bob took another group on a hike up to Glacier Point towards the end of the week . And we had a very special 80th birthday celebration for Bob's father, Fred, at the Awahnee Hotel. Many of the events (excluding the bicycling) and more have been captured in photos and can be viewed by selecting the link to your left. Special thanks to Katherine for her efforts on meal planning and all those who helped prepare the wonderful food we all enjoyed.

Bob's Nascar Adventure

June 19th for my 50th, birthday, that's right Five Zero, Katherine surprised me with a birthday present which would take us down to the Speedway in Fontana, CA and put me behind the wheel of a used Sprint Cup series car to take a ~160mph spin 26 times around the 2 mile track. Select the link to the left for a short video of the event. I also have some stills in a slideshow with a soundtrak familiar to Fox Sports Nascar fans.

2010 Southwest Road Trip

Toward the end of May, Katherine and her dad, Avery, went on a road trip covering several points of interest in the southwestern states. Some of the stops along the way included:

  • Bishop Castle
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Roswell, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM

Click the link to the left to enjoy the photos from the trip.

   
2009  

KAUAI 2009

We have returned once again to the island of Kauai. This evening we have been enjoying watching a fantastic lightshow from our storm system which has been circulating around the Hawaiian Islands. I took a short 3 minute video using our digital camera for you to enjoy. Select the link to the left to see the rest of our photos. Note: After the Kauai slideshow page loads, you must select the 2009 album from the album list.

Monterey-

These pictures were taken during a recent trip to the Monterey Area. We were joined by some friends from Fairhaven Bible Chapel, Ron & Lorene Chin. We stayed at the Martine Inn B&B which is located in Pacific Grove, CA. In addition to the beautiful scenery, we were treated to many old classic cars which were in town that week. Enjoy the pictures.

 

Yosemite 2009-

Once again we were priviledged to spend a week in Yosemite in July. The weather was great. Enjoy some pictures of our time. Hats off to Becky who made her third trip to Half Dome in helping accompany someone else who really wanted to go. My father, at age 79, completed a hike with me up to Glacier Point. I'm impressed!!

 

Anniversary trip-

This year for year 11 we stayed much closer to home. This was actuallly 2 trips combined into one. The trip included a stay at Lake Tahoe, followed by a trip south on 395 to 120 where we went over the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park. Neither of us have been over Tioga pass before, and we weren't disappointed. Enjoy the pictures.

 

   
2008  

2008 Burrall Family reunion

The Burrall Family Reunion was once again held in Strafford, MO at the home of Pat and Cecelia Burrall. Click on the photo to the left to see photos from this years reunion.

Note:I have reformatted the reunion web page. Once the page loads select the album year (upper left) then click on the play control(arrow at the bottom of the thumnail strip).

Yosemite 2008

This years Yosemite Bible Conference was held July 13-19 and once again we were able to get a housekeeping unit due to a last minute cancellation. In addition to the conference, other activities included bicycling around the valley, volleyball on the "beach" by the Merced River, and a couple of hikes. The hikes were to upper Yosemite falls which I have done 3 times before and the other was to Glacier Point which was a first for me. While the hike to Glacier Point is longer (4.8 miles to 3.5 miles) and higher (3200ft to 2800ft) I thought it was the easier of the 2. It certainly had more Kodak moments. Katherine and my mom once again did a great job of plannning and preparing meals which were enjoyed by all. Click the picture link to the left to see slide shows of our time in Yosemite.

 

   

Kauai 2008

Once more we were privileged to spend time May 16- June 1on the island of Kauai. This time however we had a small job to do providing meal support for a group of 10, which included Kath and I. This still left plenty of time to catch some beach and snorkeling time. Most of the time we just spent relaxing and enjoying the beauty of our surroundings. Click the picture link to the left and see a slide show of our time in Kauai.

 

10 year anniversary cruise

10 year anniversary cruise

April 25 2008 we celebrated our 10th anniversary by making a return trip to the Pacific south seas. This time however we decided on a 10 day cruise as a way to explore more of the Tahitian islands. We were very impressed with the experience aboard the Regent Seven Seas cruise ship the Paul Gaugin. Click on the picture link to your left to see a slideshow of our trip. In addition we took some video, about 2 hours worth which you can see by clicking on the following link. Cruise Video

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