Friday, May 9, 2014

Leaving California

(Jan) We spent most of our time in California at the Walnut Creek Elks, with a break for a 4 day retreat to the Napa Valley.  We enjoyed drives through the vineyards and walking & biking along the Riverside Trail in Napa plus a little shopping at the Outlet Mall and enjoyed a lovely Sunday Morning Brunch. One of the days we took a driving tour to the P4290103coast. Our first stop was the Muir Woods National Monument. This old growth forest of Coastal Redwoods is on the edge of a very populated area but once you’re walking among the trees it is serene and peaceful. P4290104

The views along the ocean on Hwy 1 were breath taking; Looking down at the waves crashing ashore was amazing. We did stop at Stinson Beach to walk along side the water. Communing with nature was balm for the soul!

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HydrangeasIMG_7600My brother Ron’s Celebration of Life was held at home on Saturday. My brother Glen and sister Linda flew in from the Midwest and many of Ron & Scarlett’s friends joined us for a day of remembering Ron. It was very special to meet their friends and work mates and also many friends of our nephews John, Ryan & Brenden. We will all miss him!

After lunch and a good visit at a Korean place with Scarlett on Wednesday, we said our good-byes and packed the MH for our trek east. Our route will take us along I80 through CA & Nevada.

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