My daughter was the surprise for Dan’s retirement/Father’s Day family get-together. She flew in from Texas with one grandbaby just in time for the Central Valley’s big heat wave. We escaped the heat for awhile yesterday by driving to El Dorado National Forest to hang out with Matt and Kaleena until they got off work at 6 p.m.
Matt and Kaleena both work for the Forest Service and are based at different parts of the same facility. Matt is in charge of the helicopter.
We walked out to the helipad for a tour.
Note the effect of the King Fire from a few years ago.
Kasen seems to be a fan.
Chris was studying the instrument panel to decide if he should move some of the switches around.
I think he restrained himself.
Kasen seemed ready to try.
My three kids and one grandkid. (Kirby stayed home with Dad in Texas.)
Kaleena works on the other side of the compound.
Matt goes to fires in the helicopter and Kaleena drives this truck.
Here is her view from up high.
The official fire danger may have been low but they have been on nearby fires already the day after we were there Kaleena and her crew left for the Angeles National Forest.