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Sunday, February 26, 2017

24.....more, or less

7:09 am - PST - Sunday - 48º F, humidity 66%, wind 11 mph out of the WNW.....very cloudy with occasional sprinkles right now.

I was up by 6:30 am and downstairs in the kitchen getting my first cup of French Roast made by the Keurig coffee machine.....my son Chris was already up.....he is an early riser.  I set up my computer to type Friday's blog post and got to work.  Our plan was to be on the road by 10 am so we could be home before it got too late into the afternoon.....we had some 145 miles to cover back to the Newell.

Some of our kids wanted to come up to Chris and TAR's* home for breakfast to spend a little more time with us, and, eventually Meredith, Kate and Nick along with two of their kids arrived, and then just before we left Rod, Sharon and Brayden arrived........



  Charlise.....a beautiful smile....she got her braces off a few months ago!

 My great grandson, D.C., with my grandson, Christopher

 D.C. playing while guarding Jolene Rose

Left to right: Jolene Rose, D.C. and Brayden James.....one of my favorite pictures of all time......Jolene is 9 months, D.C. is 2, and Brayden is 1.....already good buddies

......we finally got in the car around 10:40 am, and were quickly at our first stop of the day, Pro Bass Shop in Rancho Cucamonga, where TLE wanted to pick up some new RedHead (house brand) hiking sandals......her current pair have worn out after many miles of walking and hiking and it was time for a new pair.  We were merging on to I-15 south by 11:20 am, and on to I-10 eastbound a few minutes later.  We had to fuel up just before Salton City at the Red Earth Casino (best price in the area......25 cents less than the ARCO Travel Center), and then it was just 27 miles further to Rockhouse Road and home!

We arrived just after 1:30 pm to find our batteries at 100%!  I have to admit.....even though I was sure I had solved the mystery of the abnormal battery discharge the day before I was still concerned.....as usual my worries were unecessary. 

We quickly unloaded our luggage, mail and packages and settled in for the rest of the afternoon.....I put our patio furniture back out.....even though I pretty much trust our neighbors, I still feel better locking stuff away when we are gone overnight.

I prepared a sunset fire for TLE and I, which we enjoyed until almost 6 pm before heading in for dinner......we had a wonderful time with our kids even though it was less than 24 hours, and are looking forward to seeing them again in just a few weeks when we pass through SoCal on our way up to South Lake Tahoe for the summer.

Thanks for stopping by!

*TAR = The Amazing Rochelle

3 comments:

  1. So nice that you are close enough for a visit with the family, now back to enjoying the desert again.

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  2. You and Elaine have some pretty cute grandchildren.

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  3. That is a whole mess of family for breakfast! Lovely!

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