Mono Lake, CA 2018

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friends and Family

Life is Good!  

Especially when you can spend a nice weekend meeting new friends and visiting with family.

Chores around the house got away from us Saturday morning such that we were late arriving at Laurie and George's wedding.  Craig didn't realize how long it would take to get from our house to Salinas, and then we  ran into some unexpected slow traffic.  

 Actually we were so late that we missed the ceremony completely, but we did get to meet Laurie and George, enjoy a piece of cake and punch, and wish them well in their new life.

We have invited them over for dinner on Thursday, so we will have a chance to get to know them a bit.

Funny how everything seems to happen all at the same time!  I knew my brother, from Wisconsin, and his wife were planning on visiting our area on a trip thru California this fall, but I didn't know when they would be here.

They have a very nice 32' class A National RV, and were taking the long way from Wisconsin to their winter home in Arizona. It turned out they found a campground about ten miles from our house, and after the wedding we connected with them and had a nice evening together.

I haven't seen him for a couple of years.  We talk on the phone once in a while, but it's been several years since I've been back to Wisconsin. 

  On Sunday morning they came  here for coffee and to see the Alfa.

Then we all went down to a Sports Bar in town to watch the Packer Game, then back to their camp to have a little cookout.

It was so good to see him.  And to hear his "big brother" tease about my toy RV and white spotter gloves.  Although I let my family know I had a blog, I didn't think they read it very often because none have signed up as followers nor ever left a comment.  It turns out that both my brothers and my kids DO read my posts!  He finds it amusing.  

The weekend ended to soon and we had to say good by for now.  They are off to Yosemite in the morning.  

Life IS Good.


  1. So glad that you made it, albeit a little late! We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

  2. a fine weekend surrounded with family and friends!..can't ask for any better than that!!

  3. So nice that you got to see your brother. Family is so important. And a nice time with friends too - a double blessing!

  4. It's funny how some friends and family read our blogs but don't tell us I have a few of those too. It was nice you got to see your bro.

  5. As long as you get there in time for the cake-your good:)

  6. How great that you got to spend time with your brother and watch the Packers win. Most of our family aren't followers on my blog and don't leave comments either. But, when I talk to them they know all about what we've been doing so I know they're reading it. Funny, isn't it!

  7. I'm amazed at the number of people who read the blogs and never comment or follow. Busy, busy. But how wonderful to reconnect with your brother for a visit.

  8. Sounds like you all had a great weekend with friends and family!!

  9. What a wonderful surprise you had. Now you have the Alfa you can visit them in AZ.
    To bad about being late for the wedding.

  10. We've met G&L. They're good people. I know my brother follows my blog by his comments in person. I don't think any other family members do though.

  11. Funny how those family members don't "follow" but do read huh?

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  13. Sounds like an awesome time with everyone! We never know who those "peekers" are out there do we? It would be more fun if they would comment, that's for sure!

  14. glad you got to be with your brother! sounds like you had a great week end.


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