So what have we been doing?
( this is for our friends who like to keep track of us and hate Facebook)
We left s/v Hajime in Mazatlan March 22, 2018 in order to make it back to Denver for the Denver Classic Spring Judo tournament on March 24th.
The event was a success as usual thanks to the efforts of Scott and Heidi Moore and the whole Denver Judo team.
Colorado Judo State tournament followed closely April 14th. Jim played, not very well, for the first time since around 2012.
Apr 15 through 21 we drove to Indiana to see Mom and Grandson, Whitney, who was born this year on February 9th.
Senior nationals Judo tournament was May 9 through 14 and we drove to Round Rock TX and back for the event. Both Jim and Jessica played and got medals, woohoo!
June 9 through 15th we helped friend John Kuony move the 48 foot Ketch, Perseverance, from Port Everglades FL up the coast to Hilton Head Island SC. It was the first time sailing/motoring of the east coast for us. Way cool!
July 5 through 8 we attended the USJA/USJF summer Nationals in Grand Rapids, MI to referee for Jim and mostly to see Daughter Amanda, Steven and the new Grandson Whitney James Rainey.
July 25 was Jim’s 62nd b-day.
On the 26th he drove to Chicago to help out at the (brand new event) Komatsu Cup juniors only Judo clinic and tournament. Then to IN to see family before coming back to Denver.
Mix in the botanical gardens here in Denver, visits with friends and family, and lots of Judo workouts. Andrew bought a house and some remodeling, and that catches us up on the summer so far.
Still need to paint the front of 719 Mariposa St. here in Denver. Soon as we get Andrew settled a bit more…
Jess wants to road trip west in the middle of September. There is a veterans Judo tournament in Cancun, MX in October and Jessica is maybe going to India to help with a women’s development program in November.
We have to be in Mazatlan MX in December for our residency permits.
FIN (for now)