Happy Independence Day, everyone! On Wed. July 4th The Cave took most of the gymnastics blocks and mats as well a set of parellel bars, some rowers and vault boxes over to the Corte Madera Town Park and we had hundreds of kids vault, flip, straddle walk, hang and jump their way through the gymnastics circuits for hours. The gym received plenty of positive exposure but more importantly we were able to contribute to our community’s event and promote an active lifestyle for our local families. There were even a few of our own Cavers who dropped by which we encouraged to jump in and do a little workout but might have been a touch reluctant because as they put it “I…just ate. I also had about 3 mamosas!” or something of the sort. Yeah, you know who you are! In any case, thank you to our staff for their contribution and hard work during the holiday. (That would be Russ, Roger, Ryder, Andrey, Erin, Irina [Andrey's little sister, although she's not on staff] and myself as well as Jason Zarro for showing off on the parrallettes, as well as the “Danny Trevo” truck.) I however, failed to take any pictures, so I borrowed this one from MarinMommies.com :
On a broader note, I’d like to take a moment to contemplate and appreciate the immense, deep, rich history of this young and wonderful country. The United States of America has had many struggles, controversies, and triumphs in its 236 years of independence and even before that. We enjoy great freedoms and liberties because of the sacrifices of many great people and we have a lot to be thankful for. As my understanding of history has broadened over the years the more wonder I feel about it. The opportunities and freedoms we enjoy have come at a high price for many.