In the interest of fairness and equal time, C and A wanted to make sure that the "after" pictures were shown. They worked for 3 weeks and succeeded in selling, giving, storing and throwing away all the stuff shown in a previous blog. This was one big job.
Two yard sales on succesive Saturdays got rid of an amzing amout of stuff and made them some good money that helped pay for their trip.
The AARP was there to make sure no senior citizens were injured during the yard sale.
Nice job. I had my doubts it would all get done but you made it.
Meet Chris "Pancake" Shuklian. The Army of One just doubled in size. That's right, "He's in the Army now". He'll be leaving for boot camp on Tuesday. Keep him in your prayers.
A brother from another mother. Chris has been a part of the family since Cory met him in high school. We kind of adopted each other and he knew he could always crash at the house when he was in town. He finished up his degree at Chico St. after many years and didn't have anything else to do so he joined up.
I feel safer already, don't you?
We went to a going away party for him at his uncle's place on the family farm. Before things got rolling we had a great time playing with the kittens.
Aren't they cute?
Two roosters put on their version of the UFC without the eight sided ring. The cockfighting was more entertainment than you usually get at a going away party.
I'm explaing that there is more to the uniform than just the hat.
The crowd is gathering.
Being the oldest there, we left early. Annie was already exhausted and wishing she was on a subway in NYC. We wish Chris the best and look forward to seeing him after he becomes an army man......all green and frozen in one position.
Hey Jordan...look who we found at the market! Just a couple of girls having a good time!
Here's a better shot of Terry and Ashley! Also, we had a great time with our friends Mark and Linda Christian as well as Charlene and Steve Wamsley. Hope Cory and Annie will be able to go to the Farmer's Market on this Thurs. night!
On Tuesday we took a little trip to Santa Barbara. It was a good choice for weather! Hanford was 102 degrees...Santa Barbara...Nice!
Tuesday is their Farmer's Market day. We like to see the sights and watch the people. There were a lot of different characters. Santa Barbara is an amazing place to relax and take it all in.
Well, Cory and Annie, I thought of you each time I went by a Thai or Indian restaurant. There were several that we saw on this trip. (I was amazed that in a short trip through Atascadero we spotted no less than 3 on the main street while looking for a gas station!)
Yes, we visited an old junk shop on State Street.
The market was huge! Many varieties of very different vegetables and fruits along with beautiful flowers, honey, nuts, etc. It was very crowded. I waited for a break in the crowd to get this picture.
Kristian....I have not perfected the mirror picture craft yet.
The Peace store was interesting.
This was an interesting concept for me. They offer a large variety of shoe tops and different styles of wooden soles. You choose what you want and they make it up for you.
Notice all the safety railings? Not! Many people were fishing. The weather was perfect!
For Meg and Nate...this friendly pelican and seagull got a lot of attention and pictures.
Lyle and Marlene have been happily married for 35 years. Both are retired. We have 2 boys. Nate is married to Meg, and Cory is married to Annie. Baby Bee is our only grandchild and lives in NYC. The family stays close by blogging and webcams. Our adopted Navy family, Kate, Jesse, and Ainsley have moved to Virginia Beach. We have 1 dog, a Rat Terrier named Dotty.