Thoroughly modern Ms Alex at home before the trip
Fran at the Emerald Iguana Inn, Ojai, Cailfornia
The Emerald Iguana itself
Rick and Alex at the Emerald Iguana Inn
Rick's graduation. All the graduating students (25 of them) got to make a two-minute address.
Rick and his school principal, Paul Amadio
Martin and Rick
Rick and his girlfriend Tate. They'll both be starting at Northern Arizona University in August.
All of us at Rick's graduation
One of Rick's contributions to the Besant Hill campus
Another of Rick's contributions to the Besant Hill campus (this one's joint work with his friend Griffin)
Rick and Tate after graduation
Rick, Martin and Alex at Besant Hill
Rick and Tate kayaking at Lake Casitas, near Ojai
Alex kayaking at Lake Casitas
Fran and Rick at the Upper Pines campground, Yosemite Valley
Fran, Rick and Alex on the hike up the top of Yosemite Falls, with Half Dome in the background.
Fran at the top of Yosemite Falls
Rick and Alex at the top of Yosemite Falls
Martin at the top of Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls and Half Dome
Rick hiking up to Half Dome. We were hoping to do a climb up there (the Snake Dike) but underestimated the amount of time we'd need, and ended up rapelling down after the first pitch.
As a consolation prize Rick and I hiked over to the Diving Board next to Half Dome and peered down at the valley below.
Rick next to Nevada Falls on the way back from Half Dome
The Merced River near Vernal Falls
While Rick and I were trying Half Dome, Fran and Alex went on a more leisurely stroll to Mirror Lake. Here's one of Fran's pictures.
The aptly-named Mirror Lake
Alex and her loooong legs
Half Dome from the valley floor
Alex and Fran at Vernal Falls
Looking down from Vernal Falls
Glacier Point Apron and Yosemite Falls
Rick following The Grack, a classic 5.6 climb on Glacier Point Apron
Rick the explorer
Martin instructing Alex and Rick in rock-climbing (or is it air guitar?)
After leaving Yosemite we drove north to Reno, Nevada, spending a night at Lake Tahoe en route. This is Fran's photo from an early morning stroll down to the lake.
Fran at the Lake Tahoe overlook
Martin at the Lake Tahoe overlook
Martin and his shiny new vehicle, a.k.a. the Squirrelmobile.
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