Thanksgiving at Trouble Maker!

For Thanksgiving this year, a group of my parents’ friends decided to go kayaking. Now that I started kayaking Chili Bar, I can join them! Here’s a video of my line in Trouble Maker – not perfect, but super fun!

6th Grade Yosemite Trip

Yay, we just got back from Yosemite! My 6th Grade class went on a field trip to Yosemite with Nature Bridge. It was really fun. We hiked a lot. And the food was really good. I had a field guide book that I drew in. I drew Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. During the day we […]

Kayaking in Canada

I just got back from Chilliwack, Canada! I was in Canada to learn how to slalom kayak. Slalom kayaking is when you have a long, fast, and narrow boat and you are trying to make it through all the gates without touching or hitting them. Here’s some basic information on Running a Slalom Race. It’s […]

Kids Spartan Race

Every year, my dad works on the Spartan World Championships in Squaw. This year, my brother and I got to do the kids race again. We did it twice. Maybe that was a bit too much because the second time we did it we had to carry a really heavy weight while doing the course. […]

New Kayaking Skills . . .

Since we didn’t go on our usual rafting trip to the Lower Slalom in Idaho, my parents took us to Coloma instead. We kayaked, saw friends, met new kids who kayak, and played board games. I even took kayak lessons with Dan Crandall at Current Adventures. He’s the best roll teacher ever. Anyone can learn […]

The Rogue River was Awesome

For our family rafting trip this year, we went to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. It was awesome. It is a multi-day wilderness trip. No idea how my parents got permits at the last minute — we were supposed to go to the Lower Klamath but fires closed that river. We were a really […]

Summer Camps

So, this year, I got to join my Ecole Bilingue friends for a week at Camp Ravencliff. I was tired and jet-lagged since I had just gotten home from France, but I loved it! Camp Ravencliff was on the banks of the Eel River. My cabin had no electricity, lots of spiders, and 7 fun […]


My brother and I spent the summer again this year in France visiting our great-grandmother, Grannilou, with our grandparents. In France, we mostly spend time at the beach and go to sailing camps. Here are some photos from our trip. Carnon Carnon beach kids Manon in Pont Saint Esprit  Our front deck in Carnon Alex […]

Father’s Day at the East Carson River

Well, the river was really high. And we had never been to the East Fork of the Carson River before. So, my parents didn’t let me kayak. Instead, I got to ducky (inflatable kayak) with my friend Luke. We camped out at wilderness hot springs and went fly fishing. I didn’t catch anything, but we had […]

Truckee Source To Sea!

Thank you Sue Norman, Jay Wild, Danielle Katz, and Jane Weeks for taking me and the other Student Ambassadors on the Truckee River Source to Sea Environmental Learning Adventure. Thank you also to everyone who made a donation to make it possible. Here’s the link to my profile on the Team page, along with the other […]