J. David Rogers'
Family Album
The 1990's

Dave and Jonathan in Navy flight suits in Oct 1990, when Dave was anticipating wartime duty in the Persian Gulf.

Jonathan in his miniature flight suit, around Halloween 1990.  He preferred the Marine cover because the color matched.

In August and September 1991 the family joined Dave during his Navy duty in Hawaii.  We stayed at four different places and took in a few of the tourist events, like this ride on the revolutionary Navatek.

In April 1992 Dave took his parents Dallas and Betty to England and France in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the US 8th Force deploying to the European Theater during World War II.  This is one of the articles that appeared in an English newspaper.

Trinka, Christie and Jonathan riding a fiberglass killer whale at MarineWorld in Vallejo during one of their many trips there, when we had a family pass.  Taken around 1992.

Jonathan and Christie (far right) at a Civil war reenactment at Naval Weapons Station Concord in the fall of 1993.  They are shown posing with Co. B of the 14th Tennessee Infantry.

Christmas 1993 family picture.

Between 1986-94 we went skiing as a family as much as we could afford. This shows our last trip, in the spring of 1994, on the west side of Lake Tahoe.

My older brothers Robert and Brian and my parents Dallas and Betty Rogers on their 50th wedding anniversary in July 1994.  My parents are wearing the same clothes they were married in a half century earlier!  My father is wearing his Army Air Corps uniform while my oldest brother Robert and I are wearing our Navy summer whites.

Family photo taken at 50th wedding anniversary of Dave’s parents in Medford, Oregon in July 1994

Our family visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Seattle in November 1994.  The entire clan was ready to move to Victoria after that trip.

Dave sitting on the 31 BC scarp of the Jericho fault in the ruins of Qumran, near the Dead Sea in Israel.  This is where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in the late 1940s.  The photo was taken in August 1995, shortly after Dave's father passed away.

Birthday breakfast for Dave on May 16, 1996.

Beckie and Jonathan visiting with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin during a book singing in Walnut Creek in September 1996.

In October and November 1996 we took an 11,000 mile cross-country tour as part of Dave’s Jahns Lectureship in Engineering Geology.  This view of the Capitol Mall was taken on November 1, 1996.

Professor Allen Hatheway kindly offered his General Patton Command Car for a picture during our Jahns Lecture tour stop at the University of Missouri-Rolla in mid-November 1996.

Dave and Christie dressed for high tea in commemoration of Christie’s 13th birthday in February 1997.

Dave and Uncle Ted Belden took the Rogers kids on a backpacking trip across the San Jacinto Mountains and Mt. San Jacinto (10,834 ft) in early June 1997.  Beckie departed for college later that month.

Julianna Sarah Rogers joined our family on October 28, 1997.  She is about 5 months old in this view.

Dave and Jonathan in front of B-17 bomber on Memorial Day 1998.  Earlier that day Dave had been the keynote speaker at ceremonies dedicating the Contra Costa County Veterans Memorial in Pleasant Hill, CA

Dave holding Julie (8 months old) along with Beckie and Christie in June 1998, outside our front door.

In August 1998 Dave and Jonathan hitched a ride on the submarine USS Bates from Pearl Harbor to Lahaina, then rode bikes all over Maui. Here they are on the summit of Haleakala Crater (10,023 feet), before riding down to Haiku, 29 miles distant.

Rogers family at Christmas 1998.  Beckie was attending the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Jonathan built his first large robot for a homeschool science fair in March 1999.  It was as big as him and could perform many rudimentary motions, short of actually walking.

Beckie, Julie, Jonathan and Christie at Christmas 1999.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"

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