Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Eve of Christmas......

7:05 am - Wednesday - December 25th - Ontario, CA - 45⁰ F, 90% humidity, wind - CALM......forecaast high today in Ontario is 52⁰ F.

Christmas Eve dawned cloudy, but no rain.  By 10 am the sun had broken through, and the rest of the day was bathed in sun.  We are off work from Tuesday through Thursday so we can observe Christmas with our children.  We began our drive north to Ontario around 11 am finding traffic very, very light.  Even the traffic through Temecula was lighter than normal.

I have been looking for a pair of Nike running, or training shoes......not so I can take up running, but just for a pair of casual shoes I can wear other than my Keen hiking shoes, which are anything but casual.   The place to look for Nike running shoes is the Lake Elsinore Outlet stores on the north end of Lake Elsinore, CA at the Nichols Road exit off I-15 where there is a large Nike store.  We arrived there around 12:30 pm to find, of course, a very packed parking lot, but lucked out finding a spot pretty quickly.  The Nike store was packed, but they had 12 cashiers processing people out with their prizes pretty quickly.  I found the shoes for which I was looking pretty within a few minutes.......





.......some black Nike Free Trainer VIII's.....I normally wear size 10.5, but according to Michaela, my sales assistant, Nike's run small, so I tried on 11's, and they fit perfectly....thank you Michaela!

We were back on I-15 northbound about 1:15 hoping to be in Ontario before 2 pm, but a traffic accident (someone else, not us) involving 5, or 6 vehicles in Corona near the Magnolia exit covering 3 of the 4 lanes brought the Interstate to a standstill.  It took us about 30 minutes to get by the accident, and then we were once again whizzing our way north to Ontario arriving at Tim and Laila's home about 2:15 pm.  

Tim and Laila are hosting Christmas dinner Christmas afternoon, so we found the dinning room table arleady set up......


......there will be turkey and prime rib for all!

We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying our time with our grandson, Crosby, who has begun walking since our last visit a couple of weeks ago.....



........Tim ordered two pizzas delivered for dinner from our favorite local pizzaria.....Grazianos.   We were in bed before 10 am dreaming of Christmas morning.

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