Mark, Erik and Grant in Canada at a curling center. This is August, so the ice is gone. The space has been used for shuffleboard.
Grant and Erik in New Zealand after a bike ride to QEII swim pool.
Fast Break for Fathers and Families, Nov. 4, 2007.
Chengdu's amusement park.
Catherine, Nel, Grant, Mave, Erik and Meg at Idlewild Park, August 2007
On the water in a boat -- punting -- in an eastern China Water Town. The pilot in the back, in blue, sings as well. Markets line most of the canals. Homes are built to face the water.
Grant and Mark Rauterkus in an electronic boat in a lake in Chengdu, China's Peoples Park.
Erik, Joe Bernal, Grant
Erik in the middle of a practice with BGSC. Grant with green trunks is there too.
Erik and Grant in front of the Warriors in China
Grant and Erik on the subway in Hong Kong. Erik is wearing his camel back filled with water.
Art gallery - museum - in Hong Kong
Erik and Grant on the Snake River
On the Snake River
Travelers on the Snake River
Facing the white water on the Snake River
Riding a wave on the Snake River
Follow that cab -- in Chengdu.
Smile. Museum's attraction is the two blond brothers from America.
Teracotta Warriors in Xian
Ed, Erik, Grant, Garret and Mark -- in Palo Alto, home of Stanford Univ. and Silocon Valley. Ed is a high tech manager at SUN. We're standing next to a giant egg. The public art is made from computer circuit boards.
Ping pong tables at the corner of a ceter that was mostly dedicated to badminton. This was in Chengdu, China. The stadium in the central part of the city is just outside this facility. The facility has an indoor-outdoor swim pool below it.
Pose with the American Kids, Erik & Grant
Grant and Erik. You do the math. You rob the future. Photo taken outside a school in Chengdu, China.
Dolphin show in Hong Kong.
On the beach in New Brighton, Christchurch, NZ. It's off season (mid-May) but the boys still got in and caught a few waves. I waded in -- knee deep.
Erik Rauterkus, Coach Ad'm Dusenbury, Grant Rauterkus
Grant and Mark at Tomorrowland in Hong Kong Disney
Mark, Erik, Grant & Catherine at Hong Kong Disney in its opening month.
Grant, Catherine, Erik, Lindsey at Hidden Valley on the slopes.
Catherine, Erik, Grant and Lindsey at Hidden Valley after a day of ski and snow boarding.
Hidden Valley, paying for the lift tickets.
Catherine, Erik, Grant -- flying to Beijing in August 2008.
Erik got a bit sleepy -- as we biked all over Beijing. The officers were always looking over our shoulders.
Chicago has it all.
Mark and Grant in Chicago on Navy Pier
Tea in China
Mark Rauterkus at Idlewild Park, August 2007, near a favorite ride, the Flying Aces.
Jim, Grant, Mark, Erik in Maine
Grandpa in a scooter.
Ouside a cinema. We went to see Star Wars, in English, in Chengdu and ran into a friend, no less.
Mark Rauterkus, Grant and Erik at the finals of USA Swimming Championships in Southern California, hosted by NOVA. Michael Phelps had just won another national title. That night it was the 200 fly.
Don't get on the plane, get "in" in the plane.
Wing of airplane -- headed west
Erik and Mark
We went to China together. The two in the back are (were) Pitt grad students, S & J
Looking at the North Pole -- as the plane heads to China.
We do homework when we're on the road.
Queenstown below, to the right. Mark, Erik, Grant and Catherine in the middle. The mountains on the left, the Remarkables.
Kevin pulling Audrey
Rauterkus Navy - guarding the shore in Eastern PA.
Grant and Erik in Discovery Bay
Ding Dong and Grant. Yep, his name is just that.
Erik and Grant - at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Harry Potter Anticipation Party.
Grant and a grown up from Slitherin, we think.
Travel to the land of Wizards and Hogwarts with Erik, Grant and a swarm of other readers at the Carnegie Library anticipation party. The seventh book is out at midnight.
Tribune-Review, web site photo, of Eirk and his pals at the Harry Potter party at the Carnegie Library.
Brown bag lunch in Akaroa, N.Z.
Grant, Erik, Catherine at The Great Wall
Grant, Erik, Catherine at The Great Wall in 2008
Erik, Mark and Grant at The Great Wall
Grant and Erik
Grant and Erik in front of The Bird's Nest
Grant, Erik and Mark Rauterkus at The Water Cube in Beijing
Catherine and Grant
Mark Rauterkus, Erik, Catherine and Grant at PNC Park in the summer of 2007.
Erik at the counter -- getting another map -- in the lobby of the Auckland Museum.
Grant called his classroom back at Phillips School. Grant was on the phone at 5 am on Friday and the students were in the afternoon on Thursday. So, he called to them from the future.
Sleeping on the tour bus on the way home from Millford Sound
Grant and Erik on the sidewalk outside the Carnegie Library of Homestead.