Bonnie and I both slept in later than usual today. I was still reading email when she said she was leaving in 9 minutes. I thought I had another hour. I needed to help her load a table and chairs into the Odyssey. She was taking them to sell at Arcade Junction and needed to meet her sister there. I decided to stay out and finish flushing the water on the coach. I put about 50 gallons of water in the tank and then flushed out the lines to each sink and shower. Made a note to order a new filter for the ice maker. Rolled up the hoses and stowed them. It was nice out not too hot so I decided to install the filter for the drinking water. I was not real happy with the location of the hole but had to use it because of the way the under-counter sink is mounted.
|All ready to supply our drinking water for this year.|
Then I packed up some stuff for my son and made it to the Post Office before 4 to mail it. They have strange new hours down there to "save money". Then since we are going to be gone for the weekend I ran up to Court to clean up some paperwork. Bonnie was home when I got home so I loaded up My Grandfathers mounted deer head to take to my cousins tomorrow. He shot it in 1943 and I am passing it on to another family member to keep and cherish.
We watched a little tv and headed to bed early after packing suitcases for tomorrows trip, you guessed it we are not taking the Coach, I could not find an open decent campground near where we are headed.
We were up bright and early this morning and headed South by 8:30am. Our first mission was to delivery the deer head. We made good time with one stop to change drivers and one stop for gas at $3.39 a savings of $.40 a gallon by crossing one state line. With the aid of the GPS and previous directions we found my cousin Shirley's house just before noon. Her and Alec her husband have a beautiful house in a nice quiet setting. Donna her sister was already there and Alec and I drove out and led Helen in to the house. We had a great time visiting and catching up, sadly we do not see each other very often these days. Shirley made a wonderful lunch and the others brought dessert. I know I ate way to much but it was so good and the company was even better.
|Me, Shirley, and Alec|
|My Aunt, second cousin Stephen, his mom my cousin Bobbie, and Bonnie|
|Getting a little cool out on the porch|
We slept in this morning and took it easy. The party starts at 1pm. Bonnie got up and got ready and we headed over to Kings Family restaurant for breakfast. It was good and they were just finishing cleaning the room as we got back. Time to shower and get ready to go and see if we can help a little.
We found the church and arrived at the perfect time just as the guest of honor pulled in.
|We found the church|
|The guest of honor arrives|
|Happy as can be|
|Family prepares the food in the kitchen|
|With her cousin Ruth Jae Bader and Ruth's daughter|
|A tribute is given by Silvia|
|Mother and Daughters|
|Wishes made and Candles extinguished|
|The cake is cut|
|It was a great birthday celebration|
We said good by to the ones leaving early in the morning and good night to ones we hope to see tomorrow. We were back in the motel by 9 and ready for a good nights sleep. We all shared the pictures we took today so some of these pictures are not mine but are shared by other family.
Well we slept in again today and we had another late breakfast at Kings Family diner.
|A good cup of coffee brings a big smile|
Then we all took my Aunt back to her place. She recently moved into an assisted care facility and I was interested in seeing it. Also she is moving into a bigger room and wanted Bob to help figure out where all her furniture would be placed.
|No doubt this is the room|
|I always liked this picture of my Uncle Roy when I was a kid|
Its been a great week Thanks for Checking In!