Monthly Archives: May 2014

James turns three with a dino delight birthday party

The Adventurers headed over to Oakland in the afternoon to take part in James’ third birthday celebration, which featured a dinosaur theme. He’d baked a dino cake with mom Julie and received a huge inflatable dinosaur that Gracie ¬†enjoyed as … Continue reading

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Making the restaurant rounds with a stop at Market Tavern

On the very short list of things they’ll miss in Stockton, the restaurant Market Tavern is one of them. It opened about six months ago and was an instant hit with the town – and the Adventurers. Most of the … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap: Retirement after three decades in education is official

Big day today for D: He turned in the keys to his classroom at Bear Creek High School and signed all the final paperwork. The social studies department threw a luncheon for him and a colleague who is transferring to … Continue reading

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Back on the water with a return to one of their favorite stretches of the Mokelumne

D had gotten a new seat in Old Yeller, so given that they could pick it up at Headwaters in Lodi this morning, it made sense to paddle nearby along one of their favorite stretches of the Mokelumne River. (Another … Continue reading

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Dawn on Pixley Slough, evening at El Rancho

The hot temperatures continued today, but dawn on the Delta along Pixley Slough was as pretty as ever. L thinks the photo of the early morning fisherman has a painterly quietly. As they count down the days in this part … Continue reading

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Counting the days on the Delta – and in the classroom

L got over to Stockton a day early this week, so her get up Thursday felt like a get up Friday. Getting out early for¬†her walk in with the Mag and Annabelle was the only viable option as afternoon temps … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day brings respite from all work all the time

And the garage project continues, keeping the Adventurers focused on work, not play. There was respite today on Mother’s Day. Grace and the gang came over for lunch BBQ and the traditional walk down to the school playground (where Grace … Continue reading

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