What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

San Jose's Hula Hoop Tunnel

This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen.  It is a tunnel of lighted hoops, which is located in front of the San Jose City Building.  It follows the sidewalk.  I was in about the middle, by the street crossing.  This was afternoon so it doesn't show very well.

Blossom Season in Manteca

Almond Season is a special time of year in Manteca.  The orchards are beautiful.  This year it has also been very cold.  Wednesday it hailed.  I had to take ice, almost like snow, off the windshield.  I was able to make a couple snowballs with it.  A Facebook friend posted a picture of ice on the blossoms.  It has been cold as well.  I asked a home teaching family about the danger to the almonds.  He raises almonds as well.  He said during blossom season the ice can actually protect the blossoms from the cold.  However, in a couple weeks, when the almonds first start to develop, they are more susceptible to the cold and the crop would be affected. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tony's Last Pack Meeting

This last Saturday Tony's Pack meeting experience was very eventful.  This was his last Pack Meeting as Tony has now turned 11.  It was the Blue and Gold Banquet with pizza.  They had an Olympics theme.  Tony won some of the events.  Then during awards, Tony received his arrow-of- light.  The meeting concluded with Tony crossing the bridge.  Tony ran the Olympic torch past all the other dens.  My pictures aren't the greatest, especially of the zip-line crossing.  I thought I was making a movie, but my phone wasn't on the right setting. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lunar Eclipse 2018

January 31 was the lunar eclipse.  Tony was up 5 a.m. to take a look.  At that time the moon was mostly blocked out, with just a little red showing.  I tried to take pictures while driving to work when the moon was setting.
from in front of our house about 5 a.m.

on the freeway

Dublin, just before moon set, a pice of the moon is blocked

Tony's Last Pinewood Derby

Where Tony has turned eleven, this was his last pinewood derby.  His car was in the middle of the bunch.  His won some races, and lost others.  He had a good time, and showed great sportsmanship.  We took fruit kabobs that looked like semaphores, watermelon red, cantaloupe yellow and green grapes.  Tony and I built them.  Sheri was helping to decorate.  In fact I also helped set up tables after the play practice.  Someone had set up chairs for conference, so it was a bit harder with taking down first.