8:00 am - Monday - October 17th - Fontana, CA - 59° F, 77% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the south....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 83° F, which we will not see as we roll our wheels in about an hour. On this date in 2015 my daughter Kate married Nick....hard to believe it has been 7 years already......↴
Monday, October 17, 2022
Saving the oldest for last.....
Sunday was to be our last day at the Elks Lodge in Fontana, and we had just one child left to visit.....our oldest son Chris, who just turned 50 six weeks ago.....just writing that gives me pause. How is it I have a 50 year old son? I remember my 50th birthday, and it wasn't that long ago, but only if you count 23 years as not being long ago....lol. He, and his wife Rochelle have been married over 21 years now, and have two children.....Cynthia, and Christopher. We set a time with Chris of 2 pm on Sunday to arrive at their home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for a BBQ.
We didn't deploy much stuff for our 4 day stay, so there was not much to do Sunday morning except for me to finish a couple of projects, whilst TLE did another load of laundry in the Splendide, which is working splendidly again, by the way. To finish the two projects I headed to the local Home Depot, which is just a long block away from the Elks Lodge.....how handy, right? I needed a couple of air compressor quick connects, and two new water filters for our two stage city water filter we've been using for a couple of years now. I found everything I needed quickly and was back home within 20 minutes. To visit the local hardware store when we are in Likely is a 40 minute round trip, plus whatever time you spend within the doors of Ace Hardware.
By 1:30 pm we were on the road driving to Chris and Rochelle's. Rochelle is an avid, and very loyal reader of my blog, and I was not surprised to receive a text from her that the home was ready for blog pictures to be taken....lol. The first thing we did when we arrived was walk into the backyard to take an 'usie'......
....any time we get Chris and Rochelle to ourselves for even an hour is precious. Rochelle makes my son very happy, and for that I will love her as if she were m own daughter for the rest of my days.
Within an hour of our arrival Chris and Rochelle's son, Christopher, and daughter, Cynthia, arrived with her husband Daniel, and our two great grand children Daniel, and Jameson, so another 'usie' was in order.....
TLE holding Jamison...for the first time he ran up to us and wanted to give each of us a hug......it just melted our hearts-t
Left to right - back row: Moi, TLE, Chris, Rochelle and Christopher
Left to right - front row: Daniel, Jameson, Cynthia and Daniel
.....we had a great time visiting with everyone, and the BBQ tri-tip sandwiches were scrumptious Chris!
By 4 pm TLE and I were feeling the effects of three consecutive days of socializing, plus we needed to make a quick stop at COSTCO to pick up some things before we got home, and then we needed to stow the patio, and window awnings in preparation for lift off Monday morning. We've been getting heavy dews the few days we've been here, and I didn't want to stow them wet Monday morning.
I was in bed by 9:30 pm.....very tired, but with a large smile upon my face. What a great time we've had catching up with our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids! My youngest son, Tim, his wife, Laila, and their two children (Crosby and Bowie) moved to Woodstock, GA about 6, or 7 months ago, so we will need to fly out to see them before we return to LPG&RVR in April.
Thank you for stopping by!