On weekends we, as a family, were always on the go. We went to beaches in Santa Cruz, visited Stockton and swam in Grandma’s pool. We went on another camping trip. After coming back from Japan, we were pretty much busy going to an airshow in Salinas, a science museum in San Francisco, a potluck fun at dragon’s kung fu school, etc. Dragon was also invited to a couple of his friend’s birthday parties held in an amusement park or a game arcade. Oh yes, he made his debut to a sleepover.
Well, looking back, I feel so proud of myself for doing so many things. Although I didn’t even have time to stop to think, I can say, “I have no regrets.” I wonder how much of this summer fun I will be able to write in this blog before the summer is officially over and it cools down.
Let me start with our second camping trip, which we went with the Y family and U family. They were both beginners. The camping ground was in Portola State Park, not very far from home, where banana slugs inhabit that look exactly like bananas.
During the three-day trip, the big cheerful party of us played a lot, ate a lot and laughed a lot. First night, the couple of the W family stopped by with whole bunch of firewoods. Thanks to them, we were never short of the fuel for campfire, which made A-kun of the Y’s very happy. He was so looking forward to having marshmallows roasted on the campfire.
The trip was full of unexpected happenings, too(^_^;). The dad of the Y’s could not make it because he had to go to work. The morning of the first day, the U’s were not sure if they could make it because M-chan had a fever. The second day, the mom of the U’s didn’t feel well and had to run to an emergency hospital. For all the troubles, both the Y’s and U’s were prepared and skilled so perfectly that it was hard to believe it was their first camping trip. I hope we can go together again next year.