I think that the (in)decision was made around May 1st. We are not sure if Katy decided to go to Michigan or that it was just more trouble than it was worth to fill out the paperwork to go to Kenyon. When I asked her the morning that she was supposed to make the decision, she said, “I DON’T KNOW”. I guess she yelled it more than said it. It does seem that she is getting more and more excited about it.
We went back to the exploratorium for the first time in a long time. It has moved since the last time we visited. This time we took George and Susan. George does some of these experiments for his students, just not with materials that can hold up to the abuse. We had fun, we joined for the year, so we will be back.
Katy’s diving career is over. In her last year as a diver, she made CCS (Central California Section). There were 48 girls there. I guess this is the last diving meet I will go to as well. I am curious how the team will do next year without Katy’s coaching. The team has gotten a lot better over the last 4 years.
In an attempt to see some of the country around where we live, I decided to take the family to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Point Lobos. Everyone complained about why would they want to spend a day with the entire family. Well, in the end, everyone had a great time and we got to see some beautiful parts of the country that are pretty near by. Margaret enjoyed it so much she made her Grandma Susan take her back to Carmel a few weeks later.
Another year of FLL done. This year the team won the Teamwork award at the first FLL competition then moved on. Not much was done to improve after the first event, so no awards at the second event. This was the last year for much of the team that we started with. Here are pictures from the first competition (in 2012) and here are pictures of their robot.