Fresno - Santa Clara, California
It's an easy drive to Fresno where we set up in our cousin's huge side yard for a couple nights of moochdocking. Like last time we were here, it's very hot :-( Unlike last time, we remember to run the generator so we can have a few hours of AC for good sleeping temps :-)
First priority is visiting Bill's mom. She's in good spirits and so happy to see us.
|Mom - 94 years young.|
I take advantage of being in a good size city, and spend Thursday running errands. Always happy when there's a Trader Joe's!
The best breakfast place in the country is here, and we enjoy scrumptious choices at Benediction! It started out as a food-truck and is now one of the most popular stops in town. Seriously, if you're in the area for any reason, this is a must-do.
|Don't you want to eat here?|
|A most decadent breakfast - 1/2 eaten later.|
|Piper getting a little TLC.|
|Cindy and two of her three boys - yes, more boys!|
Finding an RV park near Santa Clara is challenging - and once successful is very expensive. I was able to get a couple nights at Coyote Valley ($70/night), and we get set up in the tightest site we've ever had. Our motorhome door opens inches from the Jeep, but we make it work. The much cooler temps help our attitude.
We're supposed to meet our good friend from high school for dinner, but she's a no-show. We find out the next day she was with her daughter post medical procedure. Plan B for Sunday morning!
The main reason we're here is more family time - Bill's brother's kids all live in Santa Clara, and Saturday we get to spend the day with them! I fail to get pics of Josh who was doing the BBQ-ing, and Jessica's other two sons, Joseph and Noah (and Melissa's kids Lauren and Joey who weren't there).
|Bill and Melissa (niece)|
|Bill, Bobby (great nephew, son of Jessica), David (nephew) and Morgan (David's wife)|
|Morgan with Chloe and David|
|Kavan (Melissa's husband), Jessica (niece), Bill, Melissa, Morgan, David and Bobby|
|Tessa gets to know Chloe the Bearded Dragon - I missed Tessa giving her a kiss!|
Sunday morning Sandie comes for a couple hours. She was a big part of Bill's and my high school time, and we haven't seen her in way too long. Not sure we'll ever talk her into coming to the reunion :-(
|Sandie and Bill - so many memories!|