Nicole Will Walk


Posted by Annie in Tuolumne County on June 20, 2010

Many of you may have heard about the accident Nicole Kolpack had about six weeks ago. Nicole is still in a coma, receiving care in a Modesto hospital.

We made our way to town yesterday and were happy to see a fundraiser was being held for Nicole at Kolpack Construction. They appeared to have a very good turnout and the donation jar was getting quite full by the time we left.

You will find news updates online at: Nicole Will Walk

The family is requesting prayers for Nicole and financial donations to help cover the cost of care for their precious daughter. While Nicole is making progress towards recovery, it will be a long process. Please remember her in your daily prayers.

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Heavy Winds


Posted by Annie in Outdoors on June 11, 2010

Those making their way up the mountain will want to be extra careful tonight. The winds have really been playing havoc today.

My Motherlode reports:

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Sierra Nevada from 10pm this evening through 10am Saturday morning.

Winds of fifteen to thrity mph are expected with gusts reaching forty-five to fifty-five mph.

We saw a really neat van yesterday in Sonora, but frankly, I would hate to have to drive it today in all this wind. It was a sharp looking van by Airstream that was like a mini-motor home, they call it The Airstream Interstate Touring Coach. The one we saw actually had a very large carrier on the top, which appeared to be made especially for the Interstate Touring Coach. All I know is it looked to be very top heavy.

I have to laugh at all the wind we are having today, because when we saw the nifty van, I commented to my husband that I would hate to drive that across the Altamont Pass. It was a sweet looking ride though. My advice to the driver, stop and get a room somewhere.  🙂

Drive safe and have a wonderful weekend.