I woke up around 8:30am. That is SO late! Rita was already up. Coffee was made. After a leisure morning tweeting replies to Carlton Ave School, doing email, and after a breakfast of pancakes, I went outside to change out training wheels. But Harold said it's ok, keep the old ones on. We took off on the trail where he realized, He is really scared of downhill. Says to me, Dad, do you know why I don't like downhills? Why?, I asked. Because it freaks me out, he says. Ha!
We went all the way to the park via the paved trail, which is about a mile from the cabin. He started to really get/understand the bike riding thing. Sister was riding along with us too. Rita met up w/ us few min later w/ waters, gatorade.
After a while of playing on the playground and swing set, we went back to the cabin, had lunch, then departed for Truckee. We visited one of the coolest stores on the hill, Mountain Hardware, the Ace Hardware store in Truckee. We visited Rita's long time friend, Sonya, who moved to Truckee about twenty years ago, successfully making the transition from bay area to mountain living. Watched her boys at football practice, and boy are they getting big!
Afterwards, we made our way back to Kings Beach, and the Berrys were already there. I grilled fajitas while we all just hung out; it was all good. The Baby Weber grill at the cabin is a bit scary on that little table we set it on. I had to guard it all the while cooking or else kids or dogs might bump it, spilling coals, and setting the deck, the cabin, the forest on fire! May not be a good idea to grill here anymore. Needless to say, we went to bed early.
I worked all day at home, and finally quit about 5:30. Rita had been packing all the kids' stuff and everything else into the garage, our staging area. Once I was done working, I packed up the bikes, including those of the Berry's, into the trailer and we finally left around 7PM for dinner at Burrito Factory. We departed, hit the road for Tahoe after dinner about 7:30.
We made it all the way to Sacramento before needing to stop for fuel and a bio break. We stopped on Florin Rd in Sacramento, and though there was nothing weird going on, there were some shady looking groups of young men hanging around the gas stations away from the freeway. So we hurried it up.
It was smooth sailing the whole way, from the south bay to Sacramento, through Roseville, all the way up the mountain, through Truckee, and into Kings Beach. We encountered no traffic issues, which was probably because a) we were laving on a late Thursday, and b) there was the Rim Fire near Yosemite, whose smoke, reportedly heading north east over Tahoe, probably scared many people into staying home.
We arrived at cabin at midnight, straight up. We unloaded bikes and everything else from the trailer and back of the truck, and finally reached lights out at 1:30am. Wow, that's late for the kiddos!
A story from my Summer Bridge Activity Book. 4th - 5th Grade.
I dictated this story to my mom.
A story about my family-
I live with my mom and dad and brother Harold.
My mom is always working but she always has time to play. My dad is the funniest member of the family. Every night he goes upstairs to read with my brother while I read with my mom. Then I go upstairs to play their reindeer games with them.
My brother loves watching TV and playing on the computer. his favorite color is blue and silver and sometimes he draws in my bridge activities. But I love him all the same. I love playing on the computer too just like Harold.
I play 3 instruments, piano flute & fiddle. I love playing outside and having sleep over's with my friends.