While some of our group attended the beginning meeting of the local Mormon congregation, the rest of us were finishing up breakfast and collectively planning what activities we would like to take advantage of. Some of us are already beginning to wonder if the seven days may end up a bit much.
Whiner alert: The following paragraph is pure self-pity. It does not add to the narrative. I'm also finding that a 3 story home without any special arrangements is about the worst possible environment for my disability. I can't use my power chair at all and my walker is really only useful on one floor. Moving it between floors is more work than it's worth. I've also noticed that virtually all my family members ignore any extra service I need such as helping me through a buffet line or trying to carry out a package. Makes me wonder how observant and helpful I've been prior to my disability.
One of the concrete plans for the day was for some of the group to visit the Donner Pass State Park. It was also decided that Ed's family would take two vehicles so that Tiffany, who needed to attend a work-related function, could just go home from there as it cuts down the time going that way. Unfortunately, their van broke down just out of South Lake Tahoe. While Steve and Lisa continued on their way Ed and Tiff returned to SLT in the cab of a tow truck with Carolyn following with the boys. Talk about throwing a monkey wrench into the plans. It was only the first of many to plague Ed's family.
In the meantime, the Brimleys tried out the gondolas which climb from SLT to Heavenly ski run offering a gorgeous view of the lake and the valley.