Dave and Mickie came up with Nik, Courtney, and Maddie late Friday
evening, April 14. We had some good times zooming around the lake in
the ski boat, and the kids played in the new five yards of sand we had
delivered on Saturday. But mostly it rained while Dave and Mickie were
here so there was lots of taped movie watching. I worked on the Web
pages for our recent visit with the Watsons in Cupertino.
The kids stayed with Mary and me for the week after Dave and
Mickie headed home and back to work. The weather continued cold and
sometimes rainy but by Tuesday Mary and I were tired of telling the
kids that they should wait for the predicted fair weather before they
got completely into the water with their bathing suits. So, while I sat
on the beach patio all bundled up in long sleeved shirt and sweatshirt,
Nik, Courtney and Maddie were bobbing around on tube floaters off the
As the week wore on Nik was jumping off the dock into the
deep water. However, it didn't take much of this before he was
shivering cold. He'd come up on the patio to wrap a towel around him.
Then I'd take a thick blanket and wrap him again. Still, he sat there
shivering. Courtney was doing much the same but didn't jump off the
dock. Maddie had more sense and spent her time hopping around the beach
and in the shallow water, never getting more than her legs wet.
Barbara, Andy, and Nadia arrived late Friday evening, April
21. It was great to see them and have them help care for the kids. Mary
was getting pretty tired because I was in too much pain with my left
ankle to be of much help with the kids.
A few weeks back Mary had sent off to the U. S. Forrest
Service to get maps and information on hikes in the Tahoe National
Forest. One map was of the Rock Creek Nature Trail, about six miles up
route 20 toward Donner. Saturday morning seven of us (all save Nadia)
climbed into our Explorer and were on our way to this beautiful hike.
Click over to Rock Creek Nature Trail to see the hike. At the bottom of that page is a link to jump back to this spot to continue with Easter Sunday.
As usual, the Easter Bunny came fully loaded to the Lindberg
Lake Resort. I wasn't fast enough to have my shower before the kids had
found their Easter baskets and dived into them. Below is Courtney with
the Gameboy from her basket. Nik and Maddie got similar Gameboys with
different game cards.