Santa Clarita-Fresno, California
|Mommy and Ezra ready for their "ride in the bus" last week.|
Richie and girlfriend Gabby bring over breakfast on Friday morning and we enjoy getting caught up with them. They drive away and I remember my camera. I swear I have a mental block about capturing people.
Over the weekend we visit Ezra and his parents, do a little shopping, and watch mid-season (how is it half over?) football.
|A punch of fall color at the post office.|
Nick's in-laws are really fun people, and Tuesday evening we meet up with Steve and Denice for tacos and great conversation. We're already looking forward to seeing them again before we leave. You weren't expecting a photo right?
Whether you take Interstate 5 or Highway 99, the drive north from Los Angeles County is dull. Wednesday we leave the Jeep at the RV park and head over Grapevine Pass. It's an easy drive, but as we descend into the Central Valley we're shocked at the black air waiting for us! It's really disgusting to see the level of pollution trapped by the inversion layer. Don't guess we can hold our breath for three days...
Not much heavy traffic, and we're setting up at our cousins Cindy and Kurt's home again. It's a long drive, but so worth it to have our own house when visiting.
|Lots of space!|
|Third and fourth generation - they had SO much fun on the bouncy house!|
|The big boys setting up our dinner seating.|
|Cousin David decides if Bill is serious....|
|A delicious spread!|
|A combination of screens,|
|and board games kept everybody entertained when indoors. Thanks Oliver - you win the photos for the day!|
|Harry Potter Clue - Malfoy did it (of course).|
|Tessa holds down the sofa, waiting for the next human to come pet her.|
|The youngest, Ellie, stole our hearts.|
|Enjoying good eats with Jenna and Cindy under sunny skies.|
|Sterlings and Haleys - Sarah is the shy one......|
|Another table full inside.|
|So happy to have mother-son time for the holiday! 93 years old, Anne is our oldest matriarch.|
|Friday we had a nice gathering of the Gravel branch of the tree - Jessica, Corey, Melissa, Marilynn, Jenna, Bill, Joey, Anne, Lauren, and Noah. Love them all bunches!|
|We wrap up the evening playing Harry Potter trivia - yes, we're a Hogwarts family :-)))|
What a grand time we had with this fun and loving family of ours!!
We load up, visit Anne one last time, and head out after 1:00 on Saturday. Until we get to the pass we avoid any heavy traffic. It's almost 4:00 when we pull back into our site, and we're quickly set up for another couple weeks.