Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We made it well past Las Vegas--we are staying in El Cajon, CA tonight, at the Relax Inn Motel. Not recommended, but not too expensive either. We had a long day of driving broken up by a stop in Las Vegas. We stopped for lunch at the Silverton, where Dave and I stayed in March. Played the penny slots, but didn't win. Enjoyed seeing the huge aquarium again, and then back on the road. There was a lot of beautiful scenery again, and lots of mountain driving, mostly down hill. We are close to Tecate, which is where we will cross into Mexico. I guess we will have about 1,000 miles more to drive.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I met Roberta at the Denver Airport, just as planned, and off we headed on I-70 going West. It was a long day of driving, but the scenery was gorgeous. We ate at a nice Mexican restaurant in Green River, Utah, and kept on driving to Salina, Utah, where we are staying the night at a Super 8 Motel. Nothing fancy, but nice and roomy. There is a swimming pool, but I am beat and going to be in bed in about 5 minutes! I think we will make it past Las Vegas tomorrow.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
My cousin Roberta and I are leaving on Monday, July 21, for her home in Mexico! I am so excited to be going on this trip. I am flying to Denver, she will pick me up at the airport in her new car ('96 Subaru) and off we will go. I don't know our route, but I do know it will take several days of driving to get there.
More to come . . .
More to come . . .
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This picture was taken a few weeks ago when Sam and Austin were visiting. Both of them like to take a bath in our whirlpool tub, but it has been quite a long time since they have gotten the chance to do it. Dave has been redecorating the master bedroom and bathroom in our house the past month or so. He installed ceramic tile (maybe that classifies as a remodel???) and painted the bathroom. The boys were at our house and it sounded like a fun thing to do. Both remembered that they used to take a lot of baths in the tub. I got a little carried away with the bubbles!
We celebrated Austin's third birthday in June with a "Thomas the Tank Engine" party engineered (sorry, couldn't help myself) by Rob. All of us wore party hats and had party favors and there was a Thomas cake. Austin can name all of the engines who are friends of Thomas and sing all the songs from the videos. He also owns a lot of Thomas-related toys and books.
I spent most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June at Plum Creek Park watching Sam and his team learn and play T-ball. This picture shows Rob helping Sam get ready to bat. I think Rob must have done this particular routine about 1,000 times in June because as a coach he would get each kid ready to bat. Sometimes the batter would be successful on the first attempt, but usually Rob would have to retrieve the ball, set up the batting tee, and line up the batter. By the end of the season a lot of kids could hit a ball past the pitcher and one little guy could hit it out of the infield. Their defensive play improved a lot also as they moved from every player on the field converging on the ball after it was hit, to one person fielding the ball and throwing it to first. Teams don't keep score, three innings are played, everyone bats in every inning, and most teams have as many parents in the field as 5-year-olds.