3/10/09 Just a quick update to let you know that we are still in Sacramento but are hoping to get away from here and head south very soon. We have been dealing with a few medical appointments, some rental house inspections, and having enjoyable visits with family and friends.
Had a very nice visit with long time friends Jack & Robin Ross, who used to be SKP's and who now live full time in Alaska. It has been quite a change for them because they used to live in Southern California! We will be looking forward to staying on their property when we next drive our RV up to Alaska. We spent the summer there in 1995 and have been trying to get back there ever since! Here is a picture of them with Elaine on their recent visit.
Last weekend my granddaughter, Michaela, was swimming in a meet in Woodland, which is where one of our rental houses is located. So I drove over there to see her swim, and inspect the rental house on the same trip. Michaela did not swim that well, since she was not feeling well that day, but I had a nice visit with her and my daughter, Laura. The rental house looks great and our tenants are handling things well. So it was a successful trip. Here is a picture of Laura and Michaela:
On Sunday we drove up to Auburn to have brunch with my step mother, Maxine, my brother, Jerry, and his wife, Diann. We haven't seen Maxine for a while so we were happy to see her looking so well. Jerry and Diann attended our wedding last October, so it hadn't been that long since we had seen them. But they too were looking fabulous! We went to a place called Cafe Latitudes, where the ambiance was great and I had a delicious apricot scone with my meal, but the spinach/chicken crepes needed something to give them more flavor. Elaine wasn't that happy with her huevos rancheros either. Good thing the company was so great! Here we are enjoying our mini-family reunion:
Yesterday, we had a wonderful dinner with our old friends, Roberta & Odette. Unfortunately, I was enjoying them so much, I neglected to remember to take their picture. This is a real shame because they were both looking great. Next year will be their 40th anniversary so they make even us look like newbies at this togetherness thing. They are thinking of going to Morocco and Turkey and we happily encouraged them to go and showed them some of our pictures from those places.
Tomorrow we are having lunch with Bill and Jan Vecchio. Jan did a wonderful job singing and coordinating the music at our wedding. They are meeting us at a Japanese place called Mizu, recommended to us by our friend, Lois, who joined us for dinner on Friday. She has been my friend since elementary school and we are always happy to see her when we are in this area. After all this socializing, it should come as no surprise that we have not managed to take off the 5 pounds we gained on our recent cruise. I guess we will have to up our exercise!