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Wait For It…

We did…13 years for the big win! At SCIAC championships. And a best time! Woot, woot!


Meet Meet-up

It’s been two years since we last saw Mack swim in a meet, and we picked a good one to go to. She won two of her events (and her relay won too), and tied for 2nd in another. Go Hens!


Six Trees of Separation

But that’s about it between stepmom and stepson.


Photo Bombshell

No one can believe this lady is 80, including herself. So she’ll just keep surprising all of us. Like snow in the “desert.”


The Monroe

In Palm Springs for MA’s 80th bday. I can kind of see why people come here.


Diablos in Ensenada

We spent the weekend South of the border for a baseball “experience.” I wouldn’t call it a tournament, as James’s team, the Diablos, played the same team twice. The reason for the trip was to expose the kids to the sport in another country and impress upon them that success in sport comes from hard work and little else. As they lost both games to kids at least a foot shorter than them on average, but who practice daily, I think the point was made. Overall our visit was not the standard tourist trip.

The team families stayed at this “hotel and casino”:

JJ poked his head in the casino and said it looked adequate, but the smoke stench kept me from even opening the door from the hotel lobby. The rest of the place was okay: Rooms were dated but didn’t smell; breakfast was superb; and the pool was clean and had a bar on deck.

Hotel to field was 2 blocks, so the kids rode there in the back of one family’s truck. When in Mexico…

They played ok, but as mentioned, couldn’t quite match the other team. James mostly played shortstop, but got in second base and pitched a little. Osprey parents bringing fish to their young in the background provided some diversion.

After the game, the other team shared Rosca de Reyes with us, as it was (not only my sister’s birthday but) Three Kings Day. As a holiday, it makes a lot more sense to me that kids would get gifts from the wise men who brought gifts for Jesus than from Santa.

That evening, team families were invited to one of our coach’s homes for carne asada tacos, which allowed us to get even further off the beaten path and experience local life. Delaney played Twister with a couple girls there.

A little more baseball and a lot more Mexico tomorrow.