We arrived in California in August and quickly headed up to Silver Lake in the Sierra Nevada for some time with the extended Zastoupil family. We had a great time in the mountains and found out that Petr can be a great hiker if he wants to be. Cammy’s parents even came up and we had quite a crowd. It was a great time and brought up lots of memories.
I worked with Tim for a couple of weeks doing wooden flooring. I always knew he did a lot of hard work to support his family, but now I know it first hand. It is such a completely different kind of work than to what I am accustomed.
Then we headed off to Lake Powell with the Idlers. It is a long drive, but it is hard not to have a good time there. The boys had all four of their grandparents there and loved being able to play in the water and sand all day. We also spent a few days at the Foster (my mother-in-law’s family) Cabin in Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona. The boys got to open the “bear pot” that had prizes in it each morning from the Oak Creek friendly bear (aka Nonnie, Cammy’s mom).