21 December 2012
Vacaville, California, USA
The Hardwicks have had another very good year. We spent a week at Lake Almanor and hiked in Lassen National Park with our oldest son, James, and his family. We spent many days watching Kooper’s baseball games, flag football games, and wrestling matches, and Marley and Elaine’s soccer games. Kooper’s baseball team won their division and he was awarded MVP of his football team. Marley played on a competitive traveling team and Elaine coached another traveling team. Betty helped with management of the youth soccer team Elaine coaches and Jim ran in a 5 K race with the team.
Jim went on two raft trips on the Rogue River in Oregon and one trip on the San Juan River in Utah with relatively new friends he has met since he took up white water sports. He also went on a backpack trip with youngest son, Oliver, in the Emigrant Wilderness, and spent a few days hiking in the Warner Mountains of NE California.
Jim and Betty Hardwick