July 4th weekend

July 4th weekend, we went camping on Donner Summit. JP’s sister and her boyfriend own 300+ acres on the Yuba River, so we headed up there for a couple days. It was nice to go “on vacation” only 25 minutes from home.

our campsite for the night
our campsite for the night

The Yuba River was perfect for fishing, swimming, and doing long “water hikes”.

Stephen fishing and catching crawdads (which he later steamed for dinner)
Stephen fishing and catching crawdads (which he later steamed for dinner)

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Stephen and Avian each found real arrowheads while hiking in the granite.

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Gerard taught the kids how to drive a tractor.

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Avian thinks heavy equipment is great fun
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Stephen and Gerard

 

Avian and JP ready to fish
Avian and JP ready to fish

 

Stephen having fun by the river
Stephen having fun by the river
Avian hiking to the moon
Avian hiking to the moon

We had a blast camping, and the next day, I met Stephen and Avian at the Tahoe Donner Marina after work and we fished until almost dark.

Stephen pulling a hook out of his shorts
Stephen pulling a hook out of his shorts
Me and Avian on the dock
Me and Avian on the dock
Fishing into the sunset
Fishing into the sunset

On Tuesday, I got Stephen in to see my podiatrist as his foot was looking worse. The good news is, the doctor was able to clean out the infection, the bad news is, it is MRSA and he is on crutches for 3-4 weeks with no swimming.

SB and MRSA
SB and MRSA
Poor SB.
Poor SB.

Fortunately Stephen is a trooper and learned to use the crutches quickly.

Stephen hanging out at work with me
Stephen hanging out at work with me

We had a few playdates to take his mind off of all the things he COULDN’T do anymore…

Stephen ready for a night of fishing with Jake
Stephen ready for a night of fishing with Jake
Jake fishing under a full moon
Jake fishing under a full moon
Stephen and Jake showing off their loot
Stephen and Jake showing off their loot

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