Thursday, May 10, 2012


Today was a bit more relaxing.  After a less than relaxing night.

At around 0200 this morning we lost power.  Nightlights, fans, AC and the heat lamp for Ned's cage were all lost.  Sarah and I have grown so used to the fan at night that it is difficult to sleep without it.  And then Max woke up crying because he had a nightmare.  A few hours later we made it back to sleep only to be awoken later when the power kicked back on.

When we got up the next morning a little later than normal.  Got some coffee and went to visit some local produce stands.  Mom got it into her head that she wanted to eat an orange that she picked off the tree.  Turns out they no longer have you pick them orange groves here.  Must interfere with the commercial farming industry in some fashion.  Luckily we found a guy that had an orange tree right next to his produce stand and he let us pick some oranges off of it.  Man, they are tasty fresh off the tree.  So we hit stand after stand and came home with more oranges than we know what to do with.  OK, so we know.

We had a delicious lunch at the Dry Creek Deli and then went home.  The kids convinced us to throw on the swim suits and head to the river.  One of our neighbors kindly noted to us that the water was ice not too very long ago.  This fact became quite apparent when we hopped into the water.  I had to swim the width of the river at least once and then the kids and I were happy enough just wading on the banks and in the shallows.

Now, we hope to get out and take a sunset picture over lake Kaweah.  We saw a beautiful vantage point on the way in. Pics of the sunset perhaps later.

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