September 6 2013:
Ice cream social at HDMS …. Fun!!!!
September 6 2011:
We found the library!!!!! Plus, Team Member C has Internet access – YeeeeeeeHaaaaawwwwwww!!!!
September 7 2009:
Stayed in Reno & took it easy this Labor Day Weekend.
Took Thomas & Lillian to the library on Saturday. They love the library!
Posing with her early Bday Present from my Mom & Frank!
Date Day with Lillian – Out to eat at one of her favorite places – The Olive Garden! (July 2021 Update – Ummmm …. Not anymore!! Once we began eating at locally owned places, we’ve become french fry experts, for local spots!)
August 18 2018:
Crossing Niagara – The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin
Exciting story of Jean Francois Gravelet, the one known as the Great Blondin. Mostly about his claim to fame of crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
He not only crossed on a tightrope, he crossed on a tightrope blindfolded, reading the paper, with a wheelbarrow, on stilts, with his feet and hands chained, with his feet in buckets, and with a man on his back. Great person to learn about.
December 30 2015:
Was taking Thomas’ library books out of the bag for him. Among the Andrew Lost, Boxcar Kids, guinea pig books, and tons of books with world records and interesting facts; there are these books. You go Thomas, you go! Seriously, I am so curious to see what he will do with all this knowledge as he progresses on his journey! xoxo
February 3 2018:
Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom
In the year 1859 the Statue of Freedom’s plaster model faced being broken unless a construction puzzle was solved. Philip Reid, a skilled and enslaved African American stepped forward and solved the puzzle.
In 1863, the Statue of Freedom was lifted to the top of the Capitol. Very interesting book! Had never heard this before and it was wonderful to learn about this amazing man!
January 6 2017:
Beautiful and colorfully illustrated book about Tie Sing. A Chinese American who lived during a time of terrible discrimination against ethnic Chinese in the United States. In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited Chinese people from entering the country. The act also declared that Chinese-born people already in the United States would never be allowed to become citizens.
Tie Sing hiked the mountains with mapmakers, whipping up gourmet meals for them. His reputation grew and became known as the best trail cook in California. Sing cooked for the thirty men that Stephen Mather took on a days long hike to convince them that national parks needed to be protected. This was the beginning of the National Park Service.