Disneyland Pictures+Video

As a reward for working so hard in school, and with a week break: Grace and mom took a trip to Disneyland!! Girls only and a road-trip to boot! Our wonderful friend Ken helped in so many ways as we are so appreciative.

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Hunter Creek Falls

Gracey + Zoey + Dad went on a BIG hike today. Hunter Creek Falls. The trailhead starts on the west side of reno and then does a big ascent up into the Sierras. Trial is mostly out of the tree-line in medium tough terrain and is HOT, especially today with mostly no shade and it was hovering on triple digits. The trail mostly follows the creek and has a few crossings. Eventually you reach Hunter Creek Falls which is quite amazing and nice and a great treat. The hike is an out-n-back, -a bit over 6 miles but by the time you goof around a bit it’s likely closer to 7 to 8 miles. Final elevation is just under 6500 feet ..the trail has relatively dramatic elevation gain.
We thought we took plenty of water, but we ran out and ended up drinking creek water to stay hydrated and cool.
We knew it was going to be a tough and fun hike, but we got a lot more of both tough and fun than we expected!! It was a great day!!
Here is the breadcrumbs from our GPS:

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V I D E O : (with some still pictures)
We were on the trail (mostly in hot sun) for about 6hours! and we took about 30minutes of video, and added some still pictures. Only retired grandparents have time to watch 30minutes of our hike, so here it is in fast-forward (X4) …you won’t be able to understand what we’re saying (we sound like mice) but you’ll get the idea.

Here is video at only 2 times normal speed:

Coming soon: Video at normal speed (for the retired folks).

4th July San Francisco Bay Area

What a trip! Arrived Friday PM in Oakland, our favorite waterfront hotel. Nice evening swim, then out for BBQ dinner, then ice cream. Ooops, forgot to mention Cha Cha lessons.
Saturday: Ferry into San Francisco, lots of walking, good fun, great sites and food (great Italian dinner North Beach). Then, back to Oakland, quick stop by our hotel then BART to Oakland A’s game (extra innings!) + Fireworks! We arrived back to Hotel at 1:00am!
Sunday: Back into SF for the CA science museum etc etc, ..all day long! then Golden Gate Park plus sight-seeing. Eventually back to Oakland for an awesome dinner.
Monday (July 4th) Bagels in Oakland, then to Piedmont (east Oakland) to meet the White family and the great Piedmont 4th July parade (Yes Mr+Mrs White were in the parade!) we watched it with our friend Claire White. Great small town fun and festivities!

Eventually headed east -early dinner in downtown Sacramento then back to Reno USA! Wow, what a weekend!

Below are 279 pictures and a video collage!
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Vacation CA Coast

What a great time! Grace and Kathy left on Father’s Day morning to meet Kris, Mike and their parents in Morrow Bay CA ..rented beach house. Too much fun. One day took a trip to Hearst Castle.
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FirstDay – LastDay

Mrs Axley sent this home today. Picture of first day of school, and last day of school. What a year it’s been.
Big thanks to Mrs. Axley and more soon on this amazing year!!

Perfect Attendance

Grace was awarded this certificate from principal Brant. More to come later but CONGRATULATIONS GRACE, we’re so proud of you.

Perfect Attendance Certificate
Perfect Attendance Certificate

Fantastic Report Card

Today reports cards were released, for 3rd quarter. We’re all so proud of Grace, she’s doing GREAT!
and she has not missed a single day of school so far this year!! Amazing. Aprox 125’ish straight days so far. If she can make it the whole year without missing a day, there is going to be a big celebration.

Congratulations Grace Moore Austin, you are Awesome!! We love you and are so proud of you!

2016.04.08 Report Card Q3 FirtGrade
2016.04.08 Report Card Q3 FirtGrade

Ding ding ding

Grace rings the bell at swimming lessons tonight.  = advance 1 level!!.   Great job Grace, we’re all so proud!
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Grace ringing the bell with the swim manager.
…and after ringing the bell, Grace was allowed to do any swim style she wanted ….uhhh, and she made up her own …and a very peculiar one at that!