Thursday, March 4, 2021

One on one.......

 6:51 am - Thursday - March 4th - Riverside, CA - 42° F, 92% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 67° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were treated to a sunset flight by our friend Elliott Walsh near Townsend, GA....you can see our Newell near the hangar.....↴


....we met Elliott and his wife, Ann, at Cedar Key, FL a few weeks before, and they offered us courtesy parking near their home, which is located in one of those 'fly in' housing developments.  Everyone who lives there has an airplane.  We parked next to, and plugged into the hangar of one of their neighbors while we were there.

I'm still getting used to being back in the Pacific Time Zone.....the sun comes up earlier, and I have been waking up way too early.  We will barely get back to Seal Rock, OR when we are treated to another round of Daylight Savings Time, and I will have to readjust all over again.  A cold front blew through SoCal Tuesday night, and all day Wednesday.  

The temps didn't get out of the 50's Wednesday, and we had a couple of hours of rain to boot.  We haven't experienced rain for over three weeks now, and our first exposure after all that time happens in SoCal....go figure.

Before the rain came I managed to clean off the back of the Newell from the roofline down to the bumper.  When we left Tom and Darlene's home to drive that 1 mile of dirt road back to pavement the back of the Newell got covered with dust.  At least when the rain came it was clean.

My son Chris, and his wife Rochelle arrived around 11:30 am to pick us up for lunch.  Chris and Rochelle are a lot like us in that they prefer one on one time with us, and when we see them it is usually like that.  There is only one local restaurant we could find offering 'dine in' service, and the was El Torrito over at the Riverside Plaza.  Pretty much every other restaurant in town offers only takeout and outdoor dining.....not a good plan for a rainy afternoon.  Just as we arrived at El Torrito the skies really opened up.....


....we were seated within 10 minutes, and the conversation flowed steadily.  While we ate, the rain coninued.  The food was great, but the company was spectacular.  We have felt like Rochelle is one of our kids for years, and that she happens to be married to our oldest son is a bonus.  Together they remind me of TLE and I when we were young.  Their two kids are grown, and now they are enjoying their time together, just as TLE and I have been for the last 17 years.  It makes us happy to see them so happy together.  By the time we exited the restaurant a little before 2 pm the rain had ceased.  They had us back home by 2 pm where Rochelle took another 'usie'......


.....after we bid our adieus I settled into my recliner and took a deliciously long nap while TLE read. Life is good....thank you Chris and Rochelle for a wonderful afternoon!

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