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!!


  1. Nice that you got a visit from our "RV Parents". :c)

  2. Nice! Both dinner with your Mom and visiting with Linda and Howard.

  3. What fun to have Howard and Linda stay at your campground. Great pictures of all of you. Gorgeous sunsets. Looks like life is grand in your neck of the woods.

  4. A very belated Happy Birthday to your mom! How special to celebrate her day at Adam's restaurant. And how fun to visit with Howard and Linda!