Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bobcat and Roasted Hot Dogs

So we had a nice weekend filled with field service, a run around Lafayette Reservoir for Beth and Emma, a run up Mt. Diablo and back for me and another brother in our hall, and a hot dog and S’more roast in the backyard with Jill and David.
We are in our final week of the Convention invitation work and had a wonderful time the last few weeks placing them.  We have had nice groups out, and the final Saturday we met at the hall.  This means that this coming weekend will be the Convention, which we are really looking forward to.  Look for pictures early next week on this blog as well as Beth’s.

Later that afternoon, we went the reservoir. I took Sophie and Myles to the play structure while Beth and Emma did a lap around the lake.  Beth has been taking the kids during the week, so it was nice for her to be able to run unhindered by the jogging stroller.  Sophie and Emma have no problem running a couple of times around the lake (2.8 miles each lap) but Myles is still wanting a ride.

Sunday morning I got up early and went on a run with Ryan who is currently training for his first 100 mile run in Tahoe on the 21stYou can find the recap of the run here.  But the most outstanding part of the run was that we got to see a bobcat!!  While common on the mountain, these cats like to stay out of view, so this was something truly special to see.  It also highlighted that really Mt. Diablo is definitely its own ecosystem surrounded by cities. 

After meeting, Jill and David took the kids to the skateboard park and to ice cream at Guanatos.  There Emma had talked them into trying cheese ice cream as well as avocado ice cream.  Myles favorite is Lacuma, which is South American fruit that taste like a combination of sweet potato and maple syrup.

Later that evening, David broke out his Sky Hog, which Myles promptly landed on the roof.  It was nice to have them over to experience the “Latham Cookout” of roasted hot dogs.  Have you ever tasted the Guy Fieri Tequila Lime Chicken sausages?  Boy they are good.   Later on we played spoons.

All in all, it was a pretty nice weekend.

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