We're in our old hometown for a combination of necessary appointments and the joy of time with our family. Mostly it's time with Ezra and his parents, but we do get to see Maximus and his folks once too. If you're tired of grandson pics you can bail now :-)
Saturday we try a new taco place, meeting Brian, Shalise and Ezra for an early lunch. It's rare to find real tacos without the yucky, fake, formed shells, so we're happy to find good, crispy corn tortillas at Shredded Taco in Santa Clarita.
From there we head to the nearby park where we have fun playing with happy boy and happy dog. The weather is perfect.
|Whatcha got over there Gramma?|
|Kids and dogs...|
|When your grandson wants you to hold the Frisbee......|
|Cooler than all of us.|
|These double swings are great!|
|So much fun with Mommy.|
|The joy of tree bark.|
Too soon we need to head out for a birthday dinner two hours away. Our dear friend Michelle is celebrating at a winery in Temecula with her family, and invited us to join them. It turns into nearly three hours with typical southern California traffic. Not that bad when we don't have to do it on a regular basis, and we're not going to work!
|Seems like we're either going 70 or 0.7 mph in SoCal.|
Football takes a backseat to an opportunity to see Maximus on Sunday. Nick and Jillian moved into their new house a couple weeks ago and we get a tour of their dream home. We're so happy for them.
|Attempting to "save" Tessa from the backyard.|
|Sweet face :-))|
|Clapping to his music - he sings too.|
|Silly smiles for the camera.|
|Despite our slower pace, work continues just outside our window as the crew lays braces for the solar panels.|
Ezra is not so sure about those walls moving in, but checks out the smaller space with confidence. I'm so mad that I didn't get a pic of he and his mom and Elmo all ready for the big adventure!
Bill drives the Jeep so he can make a quick stop, and the three of us meet him at Valencia Travel Village, where we stayed the last time we were home. It really adds a lot of fun to the trip with a two-year-old cheering "Weeeeeeee" from the back :-)))
Two and a half years on the road, we've never had passengers, and we've never had such a difficult time getting into our spot! Tree trimming blocks our entrance from the "right" side for our pull-through site so I'm forced to come in from the wrong side. This is a crowded, tight park and after side-swiping the short light pole, I make a 26-point turn to get in. Geeez! This would never happen without family on board. We all stay calm through the challenge, get set up and go pick up Brian for lunch.
After dropping off the dad and the PopPop, Shalise, Ezra and I run around for a couple hours before I take them home.
Bill gets his cataract surgery dates, and Thursday I make more reservations through Christmas. We'll see how slow feels after another six weeks :-)
|Looking forward to more of this!|