We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
Another session of swimming, diving and flow riding is over. Friday afternoon the pool has a fun competition for the kids in the flow rider camp. I hope to get some video - some of the kids are quite good already.
Jake is about average.
Body surfing - they drop the board and it comes to you.
Kneeling, which is very likely harder than it looks.
And standing, which is hard no matter how it looks.