A little re-cap of December. We're just enjoying the last of the year with friends and family. It was a pretty quiet month. We loved our extended stay here in California but looking forward to hitting the road again and warmer temps!
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost
Friday, December 31, 2021
Hurley says, Merry Christmas!
Good times with Doug and Deanna. Lots of Mexican food was consumed this visit!
The Sierra got pounded with 20 feet of snow with the recent storms that rolled through. Placerville got quite a bit too. We even had a dusting down at our elevation.
More fun with friends!
More hiking with Tina and Hurley.
Steve enjoyed the 49er game with Brennan and Shane (Ryan couldn't make it)
And a little Aperitivo to finish it off. Salute!
Hurley had a ball opening his Christmas present. As usual, it was toast in 5 minutes.
We had Christmas at Brennan and Alex's new house. Lindsay, Alex & Mom.
Brennan, Alex, Ryan, Shane & Lindsay.
Diana and Jaxon were sick and couldn't make it. Ryan stopped over for a bit. Kaylee always works Christmas. We sure missed them.
Steve, Shane, Ryan, Dad and Brennan
Happy Birthday Ryan!
Brennan made his famous Saran Wrap Ball and we all had fun playing.
Even my parents had a good time with it.
Ryan, Jaxon and Diana
I hope everyone had a wonderful December and a Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year!!
Monday, November 1, 2021
Ponderosa RV Resort
Thought I'd start out with a couple of cute photos of our Meatball out on a hike with his parents in the Redwoods.
Our November started off with a trip to the Emergency Room.
At least Steve had a nice view from his room in the ICU.
Steve hadn't been feeling too well by late Friday (of course it's always a Friday, right?) He rested over the weekend but still wasn't feeling any better. By time we moved to Coloma, next to my brother and our friends John & Tina, he was feeling very weak and actually passed out. I took him straight to the Emergency Room in Placerville with a GI bleed. After many tests he spent the week in the ICU with even more tests. Poor guy also had 9 blood transfusions. Yep, NINE. It was pretty scary for a while. Of course there was too much bleeding at first to find where the bleed was occurring so he was later transferred to a bigger hospital down in Sacramento with a better GI Dept. Unfortunately, due to Covid cases, staff and bed shortages he couldn't get transferred right away. By time he was transferred and tested more, there wasn't enough bleeding so he was sent home after a couple days once he was stable. Turns out this can happen again or maybe never.
Hurley was in very good hands.
We relaxed much of the second week and did small walks along the river at camp.
We discovered one of those Tiny Outdoor Libraries on the backroads by a goat pen.
This funky rock reminds me of the Lips on the Rolling Stone's album without the tongue.
Holes left behind by Woodpeckers hiding acorns for later meal.
It was nice to get back out in nature and Steve is getting his strength back slowly.
Always lots of good food! Everyone brings something and helps out which makes it nice.
Then Ryan put up my parents tree. My sister and Jaxon help decorate.
We also got a group pic in but I should've taken it earlier as Kaylee had to leave early.
We ended the month with our Black Friday usual hike. Mike and Rose came along too.
Gerle Creek Trail is about 4 miles. Again it's mostly flat and Steve did great.
Turkey Tail Mushrooms (thanks Angie for the name!)
Strange trunk left of this tree. It's still alive too!
It was a great way to wrap up November.
Ryan, Jaxon and Diana's Santa picture. Let's hope December goes more smoothly!