Friday, November 13, 2020

Road Trip Nov 2020

 

Made a quick trip to Cali to see friends and family, and attend Ali's baby shower. (Willie stayed with my cousin in Portland, as traveling is not his thing.)

 Spent the first night in RB and went to the Art Walk with a BIL & SIL.  It has been so dry there that a small rain shower was welcomed. Saw local art work at some of the 24 venues. But to be greeted with much hugging and laughter by friends that I haven't seen since I moved to Vancouver was The Best. 

 

 


The next day I traveled on to Marymine's.  Seemed like forever since I had gotten to see some of my grandkids.

Ali's husband Tyler's parents and grandparents had flown out from Kansas for the shower. Which led to more hugging and laughter.  So good to see them again. Granddaughter Lauren drove home from college in Fresno for the baby shower. 

 

 We all worked on making decorations for the hall and Marymine made cookies.  She's an extraordinary baker, along with her other talents.


 

The shower was small, just family and close friends, but that baby is wanting for nothing. Great grand baby, Zoey Grace is due the middle of next month! 

 

 

Monday morning I left for home with Nate stuffed with four big crocks for my SIL in Oregon, a new sticker for my ride made by Marymine,   


wine, a rose bush, wine, goodies from Marymine, wine, and Peanut. It was good to have Peanut with me as it forced me to stop more than normal to air her out.  Picked up Willie on the way through Portland.  After nine hours of driving I stumbled into the hovel, took care of the dogs, and crawled into bed. 

 


Peanut is a dappled wiener, and quite the character.  She came home with me at the behest of Marymine and the grandkids. Willie has been informed by her that she is the boss of him... 

 

Willie has been wearing the look of a befuddled ol fella, but is slowly adapting to having her around. 

 

 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all! Glad it was a safe trip!

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    1. It was a good trip, and so worth all the road miles.

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  2. Those cookies are beautiful!

    Is Peanut permanent? Asking for Willie...

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    1. Her cookies and other baked goods taste as good as they look. You should see her cakes.
      They are all very busy and wanted her to come live with me and it looks to be permanent. Willie is being very understanding.

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  3. Sounds lovely, although I am sure the driving was tiring. Hope Willie can get used to another woman in the house.

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    1. It was lovely! I wish I had had more time to spend there, but had an important meeting here. Feel very blessed to have the time to spend with family and friends, no matter how short.
      Willie is taking the new arrangement in stride.

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  4. Those cookies are works of art. I wouldn't want to ruin one by eating it!

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    1. They were very tasty as well as beautiful. I will try to find a photo of her cakes to post. I'm so very proud of my girl, she has gone through her share of trying times, and has raised four great kids.

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  5. My first great granddaughter will be here in June.

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    1. Congrats to you sir! I'm anxious to be having a baby in the family :)

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  6. Sounds great to have so much family time and good about Peanut. Did Willie know her from before?

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    1. It was good for my ol' soul. Willie did know Peanut from when I stayed at Marymine's compound. She was the boss of him then too... lol

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  7. You are doing so much and having a wonderful time. Slim, Frankie and I just stay home and watch TV or go for walks. My children visit occasionally just to make sure I am staying home.

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    1. Annie, it is not in my nature to follow sheeple rules. I travel where I want and haven't worn a damn commie mask since day one of this goat rope...
      Sending real hugs your way!

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  8. Dear Brig, I am sure that visiting with your friends and seeing your daughter, etc., was lovely and at times, bittersweet. I love the little dachshund will keep Willie young. We picked up Sugar Pi today, so we have a 7.5 week old puppy here now. Dinah is being the best girl. Puppies keep us young. Tonight should be rough!

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    1. Yes, hard to see good hard working people struggling under the socialist mandates placed on them by those that have no idea...

      Excited for you to have Sugar Pi home with you! Let the adventure begin.

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  9. Love the new header on your blog!! What a great trip and wonderful to be with friends and family. I don't know, I think Willie looks in love:)

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    1. Thanks Changes. It was good to see family and friends.

      Willie is afraid of the mini terror... lol

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