We have been having a great week with my family. A LOT of laughs, hopefully no one's feelings got hurt.
One highlight was touring the Horn Field Campus with Eli where he and Cal work. I have to say the high ropes were much higher than I remember climbing at a similar facility back when I was 28 or 29. It was a huge challenge then, but I think it would be close to impossible now. Thanks, family for dropping me on the Spider Web challenge ("low" as in 12 inches "rope"), bending my back awkwardly backwards and bruise/cutting my knee. Great teamwork. Later, we managed the "Whale Watch" challenge where five of use balanced on a teetering platform. I think we were the worst group Eli has ever had...
Yesterday we attempted to rent boats on TWO nearby lakes. Now it's confirmed why the area is not known for it's recreational facilities. Both closed to boat rentals on Monday-Tuesday and Monday-Friday respectively. And I thought it was summer vacation season! Ha. We resorted to blowing grass through our thumbs for what seemed like hours, trying to get a bald eagle to swoop closer. Later Chris broke Mom and Dad's TV trying to plug his phone into the USB port to play a video of this activity.
Everyone is sleeping now, at peace. I went to bed early last night after several late nights in a row, playing games and talking.