July and the mountains
25 July 2011
On July 4th the city of Santa Barbara has traditionally had an excellent fireworks display on west beach at the harbor entrance. This year was special for us since our leased slip in the harbor is directly across from west beach. Sitting on the upper deck on a warm summer evening, playing Springsteen on the stereo and watching fireworks, was special indeed.
Our friends Anne-Marie and Grant Castleberg graciously offered us use of their time share in Beaver Creek, Colorado, for a week in mid July. On the way to Colorado we visited in Santa Cruz with Tyler, Juliette, and their parents. Tyler is getting ready for kindergarten this August, and Juliette is a little doll. There are a few pictures in the gallery.
The time in Colorado was great. The past winter was a record year for snow pack, so the rivers were full and spectacular. We enjoyed a day long white water rafting trip on the Arkansas River, running through class 4 to 5 rapids. Hiking and sightseeing were a welcome diversion from life on a boat.