Category Archives: Family

Battle Royale – Hawaii vs NorCal

The late morning air in Vancouver, Washington felt heavy on the skin, as the pressure for Pleasanton’s 14 year-olds to advance in the Western Regional came down to one game against Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The sting of Friday’s fiasco against … Continue reading

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Disappointment on the Columbia River for the Pleasanton Juniors

Dubbed the “Columbia River Meltdown” by many of the local baseball aficionados, Ptown’s 8-3 loss to the underdog potato farmers from the Pacific Northwest was a shock to everyone but the kids from Idaho. The boys quickly felt the weight … Continue reading

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The Battle for Oxford Suites Supremacy (non-fiction)

It was an eerily cool and breezy summer night in the far northern reaches of California on Tuesday evening. Interstate 5 has been a well worn path of anxious families and fans to the teams playing in this talent rich … Continue reading

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Pleasanton 14YO Boys Baseball Qualify for Northern California Little League Tournament

After representing the Tri-Valley in the inaugural Intermediate Little league World Series (LLWS) last year for 13-year olds, the boys from Pleasanton are back at it, as they look to qualify for the Junior level LLWS for 14-year olds in … Continue reading

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1/3/2014: The Project of Aldea Yanapay

Friday was an active day for us, as we had the first volunteer meeting at the restaurant, so we’d be able to meet more people that we’d be working with. It turns out that we’d be working with a large … Continue reading

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1/1 – 1/2: Moving Day and Laying Low

The 1st and 2nd of January were essentially down days for Nate and I, which was much needed after the initial couple days of our trip. After seeing Yuri on NYE and talking we him about the problems with the … Continue reading

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Day 2 with Nate in Peru (12/30/2013)

The morning started early for us, as we were catching a 7:42am Peru Rail train to Machu Picchu. The streets in the morning were much quieter than the night before as we found that being three blocks from Plaza de … Continue reading

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