The summer of 2016 has been an unusually eventful and exciting time prompting a step out of my blogging hiatus to share thoughts and pictures.
|Home of the Giant Panda|
China was not on our bucket list but what an experience! Because of D and another professor in our group our work was educational. We met with teachers in 4 Elementary schools and 2 Universities plus participated in an English Corner student group and a Community Center parent's group.
|At the Great Wall|
Before we flew home we stopped in Beijing to visit the Great Wall, Palace of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City.
We traveled over the international date line. A tip about sleeping pills was a lifesaver in China. Coming home, we struggled with getting our body clocks back on Texas time. This experience has given us a taste for more international travel but anyone with tips for jet lag PLEASE share!
|UT Austin Graduate!|
Although we were with Logan when he found his apartment earlier in May we made a beeline to Houston the week after we returned to see his new apartment and visit the lab where he will be working.
We wrapped up our summer of 2016 with a 10 day vacation!
My Dad, in 1989, planned a 3 day family reunion that included 3 branches of family. His intention was for us meet every 4 years. Summer of 2016 was our 8th gathering of the Fred & Mary Cruckson clans.
|Sister, Niece, Grand-Niece|
My immediate family of 23 joined with 117 other family members at a Northern woods campground to enjoy 3 days of community meals, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, an auction, nightly games, talent show and memorial service.
We are back home in the Texas Panhandle. Both our jobs are involved with prepping for the coming school year and we are busy gearing up.
As the summer of 2016 was so full of unusual adventure it merited chronicling, thanks for reading!