Keeping Tradition

Dad’s homemade dried sausage was famous.  At least with our family!  Dad would make it, divide it up and give it to all of us.  We all loved it, but no one more than Kevin.  I actually found some under his pillow once because he was trying to hide it from us.  Dad knew this and he would always give us a little more just for Kevin.

Kevin knew dad was failing and he wanted to make it with him to learn how before it was too late.  He tried several times to schedule a sausage making date with him, but sadly it was never to be.

Kevin now has dad’s equipment and recipe, and tomorrow we will get together and try our best to duplicate it.

These pictures are from the last time that Mom, Dad, Linda, Nancy, Joyce and I made sausage together.  Tomorrow we will be missing the key player and one on-looker… but we will keep the tradition alive.

 

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Low Tide

Happy New Year… I hope you are all off to a running start.

Maverick Beach in Half Moon Bay has always been a successful place to find sea glass, so while camping there over the New Year holiday we checked for the low tide time and all piled in to Dave’s truck and headed out.  We got one thing right… it was definitely low tide.  I’ve never seen it so low.  We had no luck finding sea glass but had even more fun tide pooling.  It was perfect for that!

 

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Dear 2018

Dear 2018…

Today is your last day. You were not kind to me so I can’t say I’m sorry to see you go. But as I sit here this morning in our RV overlooking the ocean waiting for the sun to rise for the last time this year, I realize you were not all bad and I still have much to be thankful for.

So I won’t kick you to the curb, I will just happily wave goodbye. You can be sure I will never forget you.

Judy

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Angelo

 

Today this handsome young man turns three.  Happy Birthday Angelo!  You are one great little guy with a HUGE personality and I love you lots!!

 

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He can be this one minute…

 

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And then he realizes I’m taking his picture!

 

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He’s the one in the family picture that will stand out because…

 

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he’s doing his own thing!

 

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Give him a tractor…

 

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or his mommy and he’s a happy boy.

I saw on Instagram that Angelo got a motorized motorcycle for his birthday… I can’t wait to see him on that!

 

 

 

 

First Timer

This post is a little belated.

In early November when we were RVing at Seacliff, Bryan, Shawna and the boys joined us for one of the days.  This was Logan’s very first beach experience.  Did he like it?  You decide.

 

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It didn’t take him long to LOVE it.  And once he did… there was no stopping him!

 

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Yep, he fell in and came up laughing.

 

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Shawna… good luck in trying to hold him back!

 

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This kid!  He was absolutely fearless of the water, which is kinda scary.  He will be getting swim lessons and I’m sure sometime soon a surfboard!

 

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Yes, I’m yawning… I think Dave is too.  Their energy was exhausting!  (Are we getting old??)

 

After getting cleaned up we ordered pizza and watched the sun set.

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I loved having the kids join us.

 

 

Take a Walk

Having a dog forces me to walk more than I probably would just on my own.  Being out of town is no different.  When the rain subsided on this last RV trip Kari was more than eager to take a walk and so was I.  I’m glad we did… the scenery was beautiful.

 

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Levee trail… The Delta on one side and beautiful back yards on the other side.

 

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I was asked where it was we were RVing along the Delta.  This is it… River Point Landing.

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Time to take Kari on another walk!