Sunday, November 9, 2014

Celebrations and Spiders

This week, I attended my 30th high school reunion.  So fun!  Yes, we are all more "seasoned", but  there was just a laid-back vibe...an enjoyment of just being around these people who knew you so long ago--good friends, and acquaintances too. 
 
 I was so happy to see people who traveled from various places to come celebrate!
 Even some folks who live "locally"...but we don't often cross paths.  On the left here is one of our teachers.  Interestingly, it was not part of our custom to invite our teachers, but we did reach out to a few this time around.  So WONDERFUL to have them there!
 So...If you are ever in a similar situation...invite a teacher!  Buy them a ticket!  And a beer!
 Here is the group of us left at the end of the evening (the hard core crowd!).  We had a class of about 200, so even though I wish more had attended, not a bad showing.
 OK, now on to my spider story. 
 
This is my leg with a spider on it.
I was on a tour of the San Joaquin River Gorge, and was trying to herd this tarantula for a photo op for this fellow visitor.  He was resistant.  I think he was mad at this point.
 
 Here is the view up the gorge, looking at one of the two old powerhouses.  This one is almost 100 years old! 
This is the bridge that crosses the gorge.  Isn't it beautiful?
 
OK, one last story that touched me this week.  My niece Megan had her last home game for water polo, so it was senior night.   
 She called out her big sister Casey as an inspiration.  Not a dry eye after that.
 This is going to be a hard year for my tender heart.
I can't wait to be a part of handing out the diplomas for this group of wonderful seniors!

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