Zack began June with a long day of chemo treatments on the 2nd (which his grandparents attended before heading back to San Francisco that evening) followed by an appointment with Dr. Weizer.
Zack's doctors cleared him to attend a 4-day camping trip near Bend with his class. Maria was one of the chaperones on the June 3rd-6th trip which included swimming in hot springs at Warm Springs, a trip to Smith Rock, star gazing at the Sunriver Observatory (highlights included seeing Saturn perfectly positioned for viewing its rings, and the Space Station zooming along at about 17,000 miles per hour), a snowball fight at the Newberry Crater Obsidian Trail, a mile-long walk in the Newberry Lava River Cave, rafting on the Deschutes, and more...The 6th graders set up and tore down their own tents and also made breakfast, including french toast and sausage.
June 13th was the last day of school. The 6th grade celebrated with a party and slideshow that evening.
Zack flew to San Francisco for a short visit with his grandparents from June 18th-23rd. He visited his cousins, aunts and uncles in Novato and otherwise maintained a low profile, getting some necessary rest during that break between chemo treaments.