10/24/05 We are still here on our lot at Park Sierra, although I am happy to report that since our last posting, we are both feeling much better and enjoying it more. Last week we had a few appointments at Kaiser for some routine tests with a few more scheduled in the next few weeks. Perhaps we will be able to start heading south earlier than anticipated.
This past weekend we had a visit from Elaine's daughter, Tarra. She brought her new "family" with her -Alonzo, her "significant other", and his three daughters, Ari, age 10, Alia age 8, and Analy, age 3. (See above photo) While they were here, we were on the alert, keeping them occupied at all times - the little girls, we mean. When they first arrived, they enjoyed seeing all the amenities of the park on a long walk. They were excited about the chance to see some wildlife, although we didn't see as much as they were hoping for. Twice we did see a tarantula right near our site, something Elaine and I hadn't noticed here before. They also enjoyed playing games outside, as we were having perfect weather. Elaine helped the older girls make bracelets with some crystal beads, and Analy got one too, which Elaine made for her. It was great to see them and we appreciated the fact that they drove 3 hours from the Bay Area in order to see us.