After spending all day at the Manzanar Pilgrimage, afterwards, we went back to the motel and hung out in the swimming pool for 2 1/2 hours. Hanging out with us were children of the Manzanar Committee, two boys, Sam (age 6) and Miro (age 3). The big pool was "icy code" as Maiya kept saying, but it didn't keep her from going in the pool about 10-15 times. We were going back and forth between the jacuzzi and the big pool. It was lots of fun. Even though it's been 2 years since we did swim class at the Y, Maiya enjoyed kicking and paddling around the pool, with me holding her trunk and walking back and forth in the shallow end. She also had fun jumping from the edge into my arms over and over again.
The day after the pilgrimage, we drove up to Whitney Portals, which is about 11 miles from Lone Pine, and is near the base of Mt. Whitney. They have a little pond stocked with trout, which we watched people catching fish every few minutes. It was great that in addition to taking Maiya to the pilgrimage, we were able to go to the mountains and had a little bit of fun before heading home.