Then, for Thanksgiving, we rented a house in Shaver Lake for the family: my wife and me, our three kids, their spouses, and all six grandkids. When grandchild #1 was born twelve years ago, we started a tradition to rent a place in Shaver to celebrate years in which we had a grandchild. We got out of sync because four years ago we had grandkids #4 and #5, schedules the last couple years didn't work out, so this year was for celebrating #5. We had #6 earlier this year, so in a couple years we will do this again. (BTW, the Creek Fire burned parts of the town and surrounding developments, but other parts were undamaged. The water system was back up and running, but the water is not potable yet so we brought bottled water for drinking.)
The skies were clear, cold, and dry, so it was time to do a couple star trails from the balcony off the master bedroom. Here is a 1h40m star trail (Olympus E-M1 Mk III, 8-mm f/1.8 fisheye @ f/4.0, focused using StarryAF feature, LiveComp blend of 200 x 30s exposures).