What a great trip. It took some coordination but we were able to ride our bikes to Huntington Beach (32 miles) and spend the day there with family and friends. Tony, Rikki and the Boys, John and Kate Arnold family and Emily and I all spent the day at the beach. John, Kate and I rode our bikes and met the rest at the beach. We stopped at Starbucks after the ride, as is our tradition (when we can). The kids all had a great time. Our cars were packed with bikes and beach gear. Jax, my one year old grandson was a hoot. He had so much fun playing in the sand. He got so tired he actually stood up and bent over and stuck his head in the sand. Cute, cute baby. Emily got to play with Grace and her cousin in the water. They had a huge piece of seaweed they all held onto and would all dive in the water when the ways came. They also boogie-boarded. We cooked out while we were there also. Great fellowship, great day.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It is always a great time to camp with Dave and Barb Minich and all their friends. Emily and I drove to Arizona and camped on the 'rim'. Kathy taught Emily a new game. It was quite fun. Below is a picture of her and Dave playing. We ate really well, play lots of games, sing to music, played Frisbee golf, and chatted. The kids usually get together and watch movies at the end of the night.
This is the first time I have done a really big hike. Lots of work but lots of fun. There was 8 of us and we started at about 5:30 in the morning. It took us 10 hours to go 13 miles. When we got to the tram, four of us stayed while the other 4 went to the summit which was another 6 miles up. It was covered with snow. By the time the others got back it had been dark for about two hours and very cold. We were getting worried about them as the last tram down was at 9:00pm. They made it about 2 minutes till. Once we got down and to our car, someone had broken the window to our van and took several things. Luckily, I had left me purse in my car. Anyway, I had a great time with some great friends.