|Here's our first views of the ice breaking up. Long sheets that are fairly calmly moving.|
|A little later, big sheets of ice had been shoved up on shore.|
|these ice chunks were shoved up like they were packing peanuts|
|The ice is mostly frozen in beautiful long thin lines. This is a piece that shattered when we dropped a log on it.|
|Julia was enthralled with the ice moving.|
|Dave flew up with Taylor to get an aerial view.|
On Friday, we had the Graduation ceremony at the school. Two of Dave's kids got diplomas. We seemed pretty sure that one of them would pass, but the other one was cutting things pretty close. To graduate, students have to pass a state test, and the score of one student reflected that the student might not have been trying too hard on previous tests. Decorating the gym was a major undertaking by the families of the graduates. They spent three days getting it spruced up! The graduation ceremony was followed by a potluck and then a dance. Like most dances, it was a bit slow to start. Nobody wanted to be the first one out there. The little kids had a great time running around though. Julia's bedtime took her down before the dance really got going, so I missed that fun.