Northern Cali Part 1

Back from a glorious vacation to visit Mike then onto Jane’s house.

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A favorite place to hangout everyday at Grandpa Mikes in Mt. Shasta.  His backyard is a little oasis, especially when it’s hot.  We spent out mornings and late afternoons just chatting and playing out there.  And these three…triplets!

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Lucky to have awesome bike trails right out the door of his house.

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That view!

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The trails were super dusty, but it was still so green.

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This kid played A LOT of darts.  So into it 🙂

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Looking for hikes up on Shasta.  You could see a line of them going to summit almost every morning.

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Glad we got to spend some time with Ellen, too.  Playing at Lake Siskyou.

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LOVE this pic.

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One of the days I got in a good 16 mile ride, the last part with these guys.  Sam did one of his longest rides yet, almost 12 miles which included a bunch of pedaling uphill.  SO proud of him!

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Ellen, Mike & Sam

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Cooled off at the music festivities down on main street, just a 2 minute walk from the house.

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LOVE when they play music together.

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Loaded up Grandpa’s old boat for some time on Castle Lake.  Sam LOVES to ride in that little blow up raft in the back.  It was chilly!

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Sam wins for being the most brave swimmer!  He kicked on that little pad from the shore out to the platform in the middle of the lake.  Seriously, it was cold water!

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More beautiful views

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Happy Independence Day!

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Yummy mexican food our last night there.

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Thank you Grandpa Mike for such a good time.  Yummy food, chatting, hanging out, biking, playing and just being together was the best.  Can’t wait til we see you in October!

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