Santa Clarita, California
We've already been back where we started as full-timers for two weeks. Mostly we've been getting our doctor and dentist and veterinarian and home repair appointments done, and we've managed to visit with family and friends. Time has flown by.
On arrival day both grandbabies came by to visit with their parents and one uncle. These little humans just steal our hearts.
|Maximus and his Pop Pop|
|Getting a good grip on that beard - just like his daddy used to do.|
|Ezra looking like a big boy at 18 months|
|Stop growing up so fast!!|
|Uncle Richie and Maximus' daddy, Nick|
|Dad happy to see his youngest.|
|Speeding by Momma Shalise|
|Black beans are the best!|
|A first for Grandma - kids consignment sale!|
|Ezra handles it like a pro - pointing out the really important things like Star Wars :-)|
|Hanging out with Grandma and Pop Pop one afternoon.|
|Ready to be our driver - such a good boy.|
|Playing with daddy at Sunday brunch.|
|Love this precious little family.|
|Very busy park, packed in tight in this section.|
|Shamelessly stolen from her FB page - Travis and Emily|
We have an appointment at our local Camping World to get a list of small items repaired. Most important are finding the leak from the ice and water in the frig so we can turn that back on - and fixing or replacing the front blind motor. After our tech has everything entered in the system we head south to Rancho Santa Margarita.
Our good friends Steve and Lori are our "address" so there's 16 months of paper to go through. All but six pieces go in the trash. I can't believe I went to the mailbox everyday for my whole life!!
We take them out for dinner and spend the night at their lovely home. Most of our time is spent getting caught up and playing with the dogs. They have three and Tessa is overwhelmed. Still, they all get along fine, and we have a great time. I manage to only get pics of the dogs (except for Willy who is very shy).
|Java getting her pets in first.|
|The rambunctious Razzle calms down long enough to get her own lovin'.|
|A walk to the park tuckers out the pups.|
|Sarah (Michelle's daughter), Jimi, Michelle and Bill|
Unfortunately overnight I come down with the stomach flu. Once we get back to the park, I spend most of the next three days in bed.
We are pleasantly surprised with our new site, at the back of the park and a much larger space. If you ever find yourself here, ask to be in Section K - definitely the best of the park.
I have a "borrowed daughter", Megan, who I adore, and who I must see when we're in town. She and husband Chris meet us at Spumoni's in Sherman Oaks. It's one of the those wonderful little eateries with delicious food and friendly staff. The owner recognizes Chris and Megan and comes to check on us often. He has the most delightful smile. I keep expecting Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan to walk in the door - it's that kind of sweet.
|Chris and Megan|
Afternoon traffic is always crazy on this route, so I just listen to music and appreciate that unlike everyone else on the road with me, I don't have to do this every week.
|Oh yeah, and it's raining.|
Ezra sleeps all the way home and is feeling pretty good when he wakes up to find himself in his own house. Fortunately he continues to improve after his doctor's appointment as well.
We're here another two weeks with a few more appointments and hopefully lots more family.