As an alternative to trick-or-treating, Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach has a fall festival on October 31st each year. Eileen (who either Jeri, Nicole, Victoria, or Lizzie help on a daily basis) enjoys going to it since it is very close to her place.
Lizzie wore her old-fashioned hoop dress that she made herself a year ago (most impressive). Josiah dressed up as a pirate. Here are some photos.
A couple of Star Wars characters got in photos with Josiah.
Here they are with a princess and a Crusader.
From the Pirates of the Caribbean:
The church had a photography company taking and printing photos at the event.
Today, Jeri, Josiah and I (Tim) went to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa (where a number of our kids have and are going to school) for the SoCal VegFest. Dozens and dozens of vegan vendors were setup…giving out samples, demos, etc.
For lunch, we visited the Sage Bistro food truck. We ordered three dishes:
Today, Jeri, Justin, Nicole, Jeffrey, Josiah, and I (Tim) went down to the beach for a (free) air show. The temperature was mild (in the 70s). However the sun was brutally warm. We were mostly protected by sunscreen. But some got a little burn.
They started the show with some sky divers and the national anthem. The Long Beach Fire Boat was out spraying 50,000 gallons of water a minute! It was quite the display.
Of course there were some awesome acts. Several propeller planes did some crazy stunts. Then later in the show was a combination propeller and jet biplane. That was crazy to watch!
During the early part of the show, five sky writing planes flew side-by-side. By synchronizing their “smoke” generation, they would write various messages in the sky including a salute to our military.
Josiah and I got our feet wet. Then a giant wave came and got our legs wet! The search and rescue helicopter demo is in the background.
A solo F-18 put on a nice demonstration for us. Also there was a FedEx 757 that had water vapor forming on its wings.
The grand finale was the Thunderbirds. Their 30-minute show was incredible.
They estimated the entire crowd at 250,000 people.
A number of food trucks and other displays were set up. They even had a truck with chocolate chip cookies. Nom, nom!
Just like last summer, Lizzie started the summer with some Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) training for the Five Day Bible Clubs. Then during the summer, she along with two other girls from our church helped run a number of clubs in various locations around Orange County.
Here are some pictures from when we visited Lizzie at Hope International University in Fullerton in June.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Child Evangelism Fellowship presented the three girls with certificates acknowledging their achievements. Then afterwards, we (Jeri, Tim, and Josiah) took Lizzie to Mitasie for a yummy vegan lunch!