Monday, August 29, 2011

Visiting Home – July 14 – August 15, 2011

We were home for 5 weeks, but it went by so quick. Sherry had the family over Thursday night to say good bye to my nephew Tommy who was returning to Kuwait and hello to Rick and me.

Friday we spent the night at Thunder Valley Casino where the Rutabaga Boogie Band was having a reunion. What a fun night! So many of Rick’s friends from long ago were there.

We visited with both our parents quite a bit and met Rachel, Jaden and Landon for dinner.
Jaden, Rachel and Landon
Next we were off to Napa to visit a few wineries and spend a few nights with Dave Cramer at the house he is spending his time at. What a great view over the Silverado Golf Course.
View of the Napa Valley from Dave's Place
Gizmo relaxing
We used our old house, which Jen and Kevin are living in, as our home base. It was great to have a washing machine and dishwasher. Gizmo was very happy to have the run of the house.


That week-end we went to Lake Don Pedro with most of my family. There were 4 boats and about 30 people. It is very different being on a lake, rather than the ocean.
A day at the lake

Dave, Jodi and Rick

While we were visiting Rick’s parents, Dave Cramer called and said Jodi was flying in from New York. We went to his house in Carmichael to surprise her, while she was here for a short visit. It was good to see her. Maybe she will make it down to our boat someday.

Jodi, Pam and Dave in his wine cellar

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