Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday time

Greenfield, CA

Been a lot going on since I last posted.

On Veterans Day we had a flag raising
ceremony at the park.
We asked Lester, one of our monthly guests
to do the honors.

Thanksgiving found us sharing a meal
with Mom and Connie & Greg.
We went to the same place as last year,

The food was great and so was the service.
Adam & Jen had plans with her parents and brother,
but we will spend time together for Christmas.

The park is starting to look festive with decorations.
Jodi put a cute display by the dog park.. looks like Cooper, but our Cooper isn't sure
he likes his twin. :-)

George and I put up our little tree today as well.

Cooper loves his new Christmas sweater,
but not too sure about the hood :-)

He's happy looking at the doggies out the window.

We've been getting a good bit of rain here.
The fires that have been north of us are finally out.
There was smoke here for a week or so,
making everything pretty hazy.

Soon the hills will be green!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A surprise visit from friends

Greenfield, CA

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving already!
This year is flying by,
but I think I say that often.
We're currently experiencing 'weather for the locals',
as the local news people say.
The tourists for the most part have gone home,
and the coastal temps rise up to the 70's.

We've enjoyed some amazing sunsets lately..

Even Cooper likes looking out the window at them.

Last Thursday, on 11/1, my Mom turned 81!
I drove her over to where Adam works,

We started off with a couple of cocktails,
then I had their fabulous burger,
Mom had an Ahi Tuna salad,
and we shared yummy onion straws.

Adam brought out Creme' Brulee for my Mom,
and I had a square of pineapple upside down cake
paired with a small scoop of bourbon ice cream.
Wish I would have thought to get a picture!

Cooper has been wearing his little sweater for his
morning and evening walks.
It's been chilly in the morning!

Earlier last week I saw that Howard and Linda Payne,
from RV-Dreams, were in California.
They were our mentors when we started out on the road.
They recently sold their 40' fifth wheel and
have downsized to a class C, towing their jeep.

I got in touch with them to let them know we 
were working at Yanks RV Resort,
and would be here for awhile.
They decided to stay here for 3 nights.
It wasn't out of their way as they do their fall travels.

Friday afternoon they checked in,
and after work we all went out for Mexican food.

Saturday both of them relaxed and did some work
while we worked our jobs.
We invited them over to see our fifth wheel,
as Linda said 'a mansion compared to their new class C'.
We shared a bottle of wine, and they met Cooper.

Sunday George and I got off a bit early,
and took them up to Hahn to do some wine tasting.
We had a great time!

Linda bought a bottle of wine, 
and we set outside until the sun set.
Thanks to Howard for taking pictures!

Afterward we made our way to the local pizza place,
where we laughed about life as we ate.

Monday they left to head south on their travels.
We gave them hugs and vowed to not let so much time go by again.
It sure didn't feel like 5 years since we'd seen them last!

George and I have made plans for Thanksgiving.
We'll be going out with Mom, and our friends Connie & Greg.

Life is so good!!