Monday, November 13, 2017

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN!!!

Since my last post was "Scribble Picnic ~ Boo" and now Thanksgiving is hiding just around the corner, I thought it fitting to share with you that "I've been everywhere, man".  (Do you remember Johnny Cash singing this??)  The trip started in Tahoe with friends that we had in our church in Hughson.  Ann was my dearest's assistant and made life so much easier for him doing all the administrative tasks and more!!

We enjoyed a delicious sandwich at the General Store at Camp Richards and Ann's husband in the background, Jim was a big part of the praise team with his musical talent and song writing.

The Office of the Weaver's time share where we spent several nights was decorated for Halloween and so I couldn't resist being one of the "Best Witches" of the day.

The next stop on our trip was to see my blog friend Sue and her husband Dave.  We have been blog friends since 2007, and a few years ago met in person, and visit them every time we travel North.  Great Christians with such servants hearts.  We call their place our Rocklin B&B.


Dave and Sue took us to visit friends of theirs that own and farm Persimmons preserving the Japanese art of hoshigaki.  Their Webpage is very interesting and shares the process.  I've added a link in you want to read more about this.

Looks like an old truck and an old gal..HaHa


This is the owner and he was gracious to tell us a lot about the farm, and family and let us take many pictures.

I bought a basket full so I can make Persimmon Bread for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The next stop was Fresno to pick up Molly.  My cousin Danette and her hubby Mitch take care of Molly when we take these trips.  They took us out to dinner at a BBQ and the food was to die for!!!


I got to hold this precious little girl, Emberly Grace.  I was there when her mom was born, and now get to love on this next generation.  More wonderful friends that are more like family in Hughson.

Had lunch with my sister and hubby, but didn't get a picture.


Final stop before heading home was in Bakersfield to visit Don's cousin Lou.  Some of you will remember when we lived in Sunland, and took care of Aunt Trula.  That's Lou's mom.  Lou was care giver for her husband for 6 years.  He had a heart transplant and other issues, and passed away last year.  The picture of him and her is on a blanket her family made for her on the 1st year anniversary of his passing.  She loved to cook and we ate, and ate, and ate...I got all her good recipes and will share them soon.



 Don's cousins, Lou and Phil and Phil's wife Diane.  Cousins are the best!!

What a wonderful trip, seeing family and friends.  So thankful that we have the health at our age to do these trips.  My dearest will celebrate 80 next month.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job of bringing us up to date on all your travels. Hope your persimmon bread turns out good...I know it will.
    Getting ready for our Small Group Thanksgiving tomorrow night. I'm doing the turkey and some of the trimmings. Everybody is bringing something to make us happy and full. Miss you two and we found Don's Tahoe Lodge cap. Will send it soon. Love you...Sue

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    1. Don said he left his heart in Tahoe, but his hat in Rocklin...haha..
      Know you will have a great time with your small group. Hugs.

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  2. What a lovely road trip filled with good friends! Thanks for sharing and welcome home!

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    1. Thanks Christine...sorry I missed several Scribble Picnics. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things.

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  3. How fun to see family and friends. Love the picture of you in front of the truck.

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    1. HaHa...you appreciate old things...It was a fun trip.

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  4. You sure did a lot of traveling! Family and friends are the best. Thanks for sharing it all with us. I'm looking forward to those recipes.

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    1. I will get those recipes out real soon. They went over well at my cooking class Friday.

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  5. My, my, my! You have been everywhere! Glad you got to see a lot of your friends and relatives. Thankful also that you and Don have good health to go on these special trips.

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  6. Hi Wanda :) Nice to see you back and smiling in all of your photos! You are the best witch! Ha ha ha...I loved that photo! Now I have that Johnny Cash song in my head, though I can't sing it as fast as he did! You all look so sweet. :)

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  7. wow great pics and you look wonderful Wanda.

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  8. Fun time away and it is always good to reconnect with friends and family. I had to grin when you said that Thanksgiving is hiding. It came up fast this year...

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  9. Oh Wanda, you seem to have such great adventures. Thanks for sharing that link. I've never had a persimmon - maybe it's time!

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  10. You certainly did get around and had some wonderful quality time with family and friends. The persimmon farm looks very interesting. My husband LOVES when it is persimmon season.

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