From Kirk Beedle on May 31st, 2005:
Over the Memorial weekend Alec, Garrett and I went camping in the Sierra foothills. We camped at the Indian Grinding Rock Historical State Park. It is the adjacent to where the Miwoks lived for 2000-3000 years until the 1850's and gold rush. There is a round house and several huts that are still used several times a year for events. The most interesting thing was the grinding rock that is marbleized limestone that has 1,185 mortar holes from acorn being ground over those thousands of years. There are also 383 petroglyphs dating back the same.
In the fall is a very large gathering called 'Big Time'. As outsiders we'll be allowed to view some of the rituals, games and sample native foods. I want the boys to observe this as it is a way of life that has existed for thousands of years. There also is a very nice museum dedicated to the Miwoks and their way of life.
Along with that we toured the Black Chasm cave in Volcano and the Sutter Gold Mine just north of Sutter's Creek. In the gold mine we were 550 ft underground.
Fun stuff for the weekend!
From Kirk Beedle on December 19th, 2004:
The boys and I wanted to wish all of you and yours a wonderful holiday season
From Kirk Beedle on November 8th, 2003:
It seems that a parent can hold out for only so long before he caves into his kids request for a pet. Alec 'won' a hermit crab (Mr. Crabs) last summer at a nearby festival. Then we adopted a kitty (Serena) from the Humane Society in September and now Garrett has a tortise (Jack) for his 'pet'. At least they are low maintenance!
Carol Stoye and Kirk at the
Virginia Douglas Memorial
From Kirk Beedle and the boys on March 20th, 2003:
From Kirk Beedle, via Lynn Beedle on January 25th, 2003:
is well around here. After church tomorrow the boys and I are headed to
Garrett & Alec, December,2001
Alec, Kirk & Garrett
"Hey Dad, only 12 more years 'til we get to drive this."