New Year started out with Lucas
building his own gaming computer from scratch. Sonja and Greg were the
to the effort. Eric started a
competitive winter downhill mountain biking race series in Fontana,
California. Greg enjoyed a winter Klondike
with the Boy Scouts in the San Bernardino mountains.
Boy Scouts celebrated
the troop’s 25th anniversary by participating in a
service with St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, the troop’s
sponsor. Eric celebrated his last youthful
17 yrs old. Eric earns a 3rd place podium standing in the
Biking Enduro class on our local Black Mountain open space trails.
Eric downhill bike racing moved into the national championships with
really good riders competing. Greg spent
time working with the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, and Lucas had a
ensemble concert of percussion music judged by a local professional
from the San Diego Symphony.
celebrated his 15th birthday, Sonja celebrated her birthday,
Eric went whitewater rafting on the Kern River.
Sonja and Greg took a short weekend trip to Mexico to cheer a friend
bicycling in a 50 mile race and enjoyed the nice Mexican hospitality at
condominium by the sea. Greg and Eric took
a 20 mile backpacking trip on the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT). Greg, Sonja and Lucas were baptized by GC2
church in a wonderful ceremony at a church members home.
helped Greg’s sister Claire with her garage sale as she prepared
to sell her
house. Greg enjoyed a weekend at his
Church’s Men’s retreat on Palomar Mtn. and finally had a
chance to drive his
jeep off-road down a secondary dirt mountain road. Greg also took a 30
backpacking trip to climb San Gorgonio; southern California’s
tallest peak at
11,503 ft high. Beautiful views from
and Greg took an extensive 2 week trek to New Mexico for 50+ miles of
at Boy Scout Philmont High Adventure Base: shooting black powder
shotguns, rock climbing, fishing, and summiting Mt. Philips at 11,742
ft. Lucas and Greg built a sandcastle at
beach and enjoyed the San Diego summer.
Just chillin’ in San Diego after that.
Eric played the National Anthem at Padres Baseball Petco Park with the
High School Marching band. Sonja and
Greg celebrated their wedding anniversary by going out to Humphries by
the bay concerts
and watching Straight No Chaser, an acapela singing group. Very fun
and Greg did some fishing for catfish at Santee Lakes (but no
catching!). Lucas started the driver
including the AAA safety ones. High
School started to kick into high gear for Eric and Lucas, while Sonja
back to see her family in Colorado.
Eric and Lucas started some serious rock climbing at the gym. Unfortunately the Miramar Air show at the
Marine Air Station was cancelled one day before it was to start, due to
government shut down. We were looking
forward to attending it, so we were bummed.
Sonja and Greg attended San Diego State
football games with coworkers
and friends. Lots of fun! Eric submitted
all the paperwork and application for his Eagle Boy Scout rank! Now it’s just waiting on his board of
to officially finish.
Greg took a surprise visit to Houston Texas to celebrate his Father
Birthday. Rene didn’t know he was
coming, and Greg disguised himself so a few minutes before Rene knew it
Greg at the door. Lucas completed all the book learning for his driving
and he just needs to pass the written drivers test. Eric and Sonja
candidate Universities/Colleges that Eric is interested in attending in
Greg finished his Scoutmaster tenure at Troop 667 with a last trip to
Anza-Borrego Desert State park, hiking through the Palm Canyon trail. He retires as Scoutmaster of Troop 667 at the
end of 2013. Eric earns his Eagle Boy
Rank! Lucas passes the written
of the driving test and is ready to start the behind the wheel
training. Wonderful Christmas dinner
with Greg, Sonja, Eric, Lucas, Greg’s Mom Glenda, Sister Claire,
and Nephew Nolan.