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A few months ago, Reese passed her 7’s at the Laurelhurst Beach Club and promptly went off the high jump — twice.

Yesterday at was Finn’s turn.

After having passed his 3’s roughly a month ago, our almost seven-year old first grader to be passed his 7’s

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and then promptly did this (twice):

climbing

jumping

 

 

The Log

One of the great things about Laurelhurst Beach Club is “the log.”  It’s exactly what it sounds like — a 15-foot-long-or-so log that the kids (and some adults) spend their summers rolling.

The kids rolling this afternoon.

The kids rolling this afternoon.

This summer the kids have taken to the log in earnest.  First it was Reese, who started “logging” last summer after she passed her 3’s.  Finn passed his 3’s recently and has joined her.  Both are improving markedly — especially Finn, who can already hold his own with the best of them.

Now if only I could get them to show the same dedication to their violins …

Charlie Jenkins

Today the Jenkins family welcomed a new member.

Charlie Jenkins.  A 4 1/2 pound, six-week old Shiba Inu.

She will not lack for love.

Charlie

Kids

Charlie Rhonda

Charlie Reese

Charlie Finn

Eighteen years, eighteen Greenspan Cups.  This year’s venue was Bandon Dunes.  I took a bundle of photos at one of the most photogenic spots on earth.  Check ’em out.

Five minutes before this photo was taken, I holed a 50-foot putt to win my fourball tiebreaker match against Brad Nelson and John Sheehan (partner: Peter Fessler).

Five minutes before this photo was taken, I holed a 50-foot putt to win my fourball tiebreaker match against Brad Nelson and John Sheehan (partner: Peter Fessler).

This past weekend Norman Cheuk and I played in our third Sahalee Member-Guest, our second with him as the member and me, a former Sahalee member, as the guest.

We did quite well.

Thanks to a final-nine meltdown by one of the teams in our flight, we won our six-team flight and snuck our way into the alternate shot finals.  Our 40 1/2 score on the North course was good for fourth place overall.  We would have finished second but for a quadruple bogey 7 on the par 3 seventeenth.  I hit our tee ball in the water; Norman dropped and hit his wedge shot to another watery grave.

Not a win, but we did bring home some hardware:

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This morning the kids completed their first-ever triathlons.  A 100-mile “swim,” 2-mile bike and 1/2 mile swim.

Very proud of them, no doubt, but things didn’t go perfectly.  For Finn it was a bike issue.  Like literally a bike issue.  His chain broke, and he had to do most of the bike pushing his.  His swim and run were great, but a broken bike left him in last place overall (173 participants).  Reese finished in 171st place — a function, no doubt, of some slow shoe tying and concern for her brother.

Regardless of their placing they finished a triathlon.  At ages 8 and 6.

A heck of a lot more than I was doing at their age.

Ragnar 2015

Another year, another Ragnar Northwest Passage.  One of the best weekends of the year.  A few photos:

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