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Thursday, September 22, 2016

San Francisco August 26-29

After leaving the beach house, we headed up to San Francisco.

I felt very nostalgic in the Bay area.  Growing up that was where we vacationed every year.  Gary and Lynn lived there and later Tom did also.  There are so many memories, and I always think of Chuck when we go to Pier 39.

We stopped at a lighthouse on the way (and took selfies, of course)

We drove by the high school Justin went to in San Bruno.

And went to a Giant's game  (Giants lost, but we had a wonderful time and you couldn't beat the view).

We went to Alcatraz, which was a first for me.

We went to Pier 39 on the 29th for a very special reason.  They have a shop that makes giant crepes,  and it was a certain 8 year old's birthday that day.

The kids thought this was a very appropriate sign for Grandpa.

Justin and I got to be part of a magic show.

We went to Gharidelli Square, and everyone was a little concerned when Gary put his arm around the shop girl to take a selfie.

Tiffany made a 40 by 40 list of things she wanted to accomplish before her 40th birthday in May.  One of then was to walk the Golden Gate Bridge.  And she did it!  (A few of us just went half way).

Then it was time to leave, but we brought the breakfast buffet up to Gary.

Such a fun time!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hyrum turns 16!

Hyrum Grant Bishop is now 
a 16 year old! 

Here is the interview with Hyrum last December.

What was something you felt proud about this year:  Got picked to play varsity football at Montgomery High as a Freshman.

What are you looking forward to this year?  Playing Gamers baseball and going to more out of town tournaments.

Where do you think you will be in 5 years?  On a mission (hopefully to Australia!)

How about in 10 years?   Married and in College.

How many children would you like:  Three

What would you like to do professionally?  Be a Physical Therapist and work with athletes who hare hurt.

What about friends?  Not a lot of friends, as most are on drugs or drinking.  But tries to be a good example and show them respect and friendship.

Favorite outdoor activity?  In October it is hunting, and in July it is baseball and fishing.

What do you appreciate most about your family?  Supportive way they live with sports and church.

Favorite Movies?  Action and Mystery, Cartoons, Lego Movie

What do you appreciate most about the gospel?  It shows the way to get back to heaven.

What would a perfect day look like to you?  Wake up, go hunting, get a giant buck, not have to do any work.  Go fishing, play baseball, play football, play basketball, go to Hang Time,  Dunk basketballs with LeBron James, and as we're doing it call him an idiot.  Go talk to Megan Fox and say a lot of stuff.  Go to Cardinals and throw (Someone -- can't read my writing) out on second base. Crowd would roar, "Hyrum, Hyrum, Hyrum."  Go to eat at Cracker Barrel and buy a big bacon burger and eat with Yadier Molina and Marshawn Lynch.  

Here is your birthday hug, Hyrum.

We love you!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Beach House August 24-26

After spending the night in Reno after leaving Salt Lake, we met up on the beach with the Idiarts.  Looking at these pictures make me so happy!  The nice thing about this trip is that Tiffany planned it all -- down to planning an itinerary, making reservations, and buying tickets to events.

Eliza acking like Grandpa, keeping his mouth open and making faces while taking selfies.

Golfing at a beautiful course.

While we went to the aquarium and did some shopping. 

Fun at Santa Cruz

Fun at the Beach House in Watsonville

Tooth one minute
Gone the next!

On to our next adventure . . .