Tahoe Ski Trip 2019

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In early February we headed to Lake Tahoe to enjoy some skiing.  Just prior to our departure a substantial storm moved through the Sierras dropping several feet of new snow.

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Once again, our friends Steve & Wende invited us to stay at their home near South Lake Tahoe, NV.  When we arrived, the first order of business was to remove enough snow from the driveway to get the car off the street. Continue reading

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We Sold Our Motorhome

Yes, we sold our Winnebago Sightseer motorhome and are once again truly homeless.  Let me explain.

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In late January of this year we knew that in early February we were going to Tahoe for about 3 weeks and then after returning we would be leaving for Europe shortly after that, returning in early June.  Therefore, we would need to store our motorhome for about 5 months.

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Chrissy & Johnny Get Married

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At long last, the big day had arrived:  Chrissy and Johnny’s wedding day, January 19, 2019.

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The wedding and reception dinner were held at a golf course near Temecula, CA.  For several days in the week prior to the wedding all of southern California was rain soaked.  However, when the weekend arrived, the sky cleared and we had beautiful weather with pleasant temperatures.

They had about 100 guests in total for the ceremony and dinner.  Chrissy acted as her own wedding coordinator and orchestrated every detail herself.  She did a splendid job which was validated by the many positive comments from those in attendance.  The ceremony was brief but elegant, the dinner was good, the music was right on point and lots of the attendees danced and celebrated with the newlyweds.

Chrissy and Johnny will have a slightly delayed honeymoon in Paris during late March.

We thank them for letting us all join them in their celebration.

New Years 2019

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New Year's Eve - Long Beach

From San Diego we headed north up to Long Beach to park at the Golden Shores RV Resort.  We have stayed here before since it is the closest RV park to Torrance.  It takes only about 15 minutes to get to Valerie’s Mom’s house from there.

We made the move to Long Beach on New Year’s Eve.  From the park it is a very short walk into the heart of downtown Long Beach.  We took the above picture as we made that walk on New Year’s Eve.  You can see the Queen Mary and a Carnival cruise ship in the background.  Along Pine Avenue you can find many options for food and beverages.  So, early in the evening of 12/31/2018, before it got too busy with celebrants, we walked along Pine Ave and stopped into a couple of the restaurants to snack and raise a glass to the new year.

On New Year’s Day we went to Mom’s to kick off the new year with her “good luck soup”.

Next stop:  Chrissy & Johnny get married

San Diego–December 2018

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As November drew to a close, we headed south to San Diego.  We wanted to return to Mission Bay RV Resort for the month of December.  It’s a super relaxing place with a great location right on the north side of Mission Bay.  From the RV park you can access the walking/biking path for miles in both directions.

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As soon as we got the motorhome parked, we headed up to Murrieta in order to babysit Tad and Mia for the weekend while Jason and Ashley took a weekend trip.  The fun began as soon as we picked them up from day care and went back to their house.  Keeping up with a 5 year old and 3 year old is a challenge for grandparents, especially now that Mia likes to “fly” which means holding her in your arms and letting her swoop around the room.  She likes doing that a lot.

For the remainder of the month, we attended Steve & Wende’s very fun Christmas party, did some bicycling and visited (or revisited) various spots around San Diego.  For Christmas we joined Valerie’s family at her Mom’s house.  Tim picked up delicious steamed Dungeness crabs for dinner.

Next stop:  Long Beach, CA