"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

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

A Very Busy December in Placerville

Shingle Springs, CA
Elks Lodge 

December was full of visits with friends, family and lots of fun.  There was a fair amount of rain and some gorgeous sunsets.

There was a visit to an escape room with Leslie, Tim, Ron & Rene with a German dinner afterwards.
Plenty of time with the grandson.

Coloma, CA
Ponderosa RV Resort
We can only stay at Thousand Trails for 2 weeks, then we bounce back to the nearby Elks for 1 week, then repeat.  We usually go somewhere boondocking for a week or two instead, but it's winter and there is a lot of snow in the Sierra.
Nice site backing up to the river.
More fun dinners with Tim & Leslie who were at the same campground a couple of times with us.

Steve & The Boys went out to a 49ers game.
My Dad has been dealing with Parkinson's for a few years and took a very serious fall resulting in many stitches and staples to his head. Most of the kids came by to cheer him up and play some games.  Brennan always has to make a face (above)
Guess my Dad thought he'd follow along.
Alex, Lindsay & my Mom having fun with Jaxon.
Ryan brought over an Oreo Cookie House.  It came with 2.  Unfortunately, many of the pieces were broken so he was able to piece together one good one.
Jaxon helping Daddy.
Jax trying to figure out what Nonna was making with the rest.
Ryan was always so artistic.  Maybe he should've stayed with Architecture?

A chilly night out at a beer joint with a drive along the "Fab 40" homes to see the lights.
These homes were built in the 1940s.  Very pretty architecture on most of them.

Some very simple decorations.
Others went all out.
You could walk, drive or take a horse drawn carriage to see the lights.
Not to be outdone, here at the campground there were some nice decorations too!

Jax and Santa
We celebrated Christmas a couple of days early with most of the kids there.  Brennan kept the Italian tradition going with Grammas sauce to make a lasagna.  It was perfect.

Lindsay made these adorable shirts for us all.  Pretty cute!
I got a goofy close up of Rocco!

Brennan, Alex & Rocco's Christmas picture.
One of our last days of the year gave us a break in the rain.  Not for long though as another heavy round of rain/snow is coming and they expect some flooding here at the campground.  We have to leave so we'll just head to San Jose a couple of days early.
As of now it looks like we'll be ringing in the New Year at an Elks Lodge somewhere TBD.

Happy New Year's Everyone!
Stay safe & Hug your loved ones!!

Next Up:
My Year End Summary/Favorite Campsites Post!