Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm back!

Lisa called to remind me that my Day 1 posting is two weeks old so here's an update on our trip. My intentions were to blog it but my internet access was limited after the first day so I just kicked back and enjoyed myself.

We spent a couple of nights in Grants Pass with Dick's sister Betty. While there we drove out to the ODF&W and I found out that this is the last year that I'll have to buy a fishing license. Next year I'll qualify for my pioneer license. After GP - we drove to Red Bluff turned right and went thru Gold Country to Grass Valley, spent a night, breakfasted in Truckee, had to use the GPS to figure out how to get back on the freeway and pulled into Reno in time to throw in a load of laundry in MIchael's washer and ran to Cabella's. I saw a great T shirt there, just not in my size:

it when I catch more fish than

I got a life jacket to wear when I use my kayak this summer. Michael had lasik surgery Saturday and by Sunday morning was back to 20-20. We took off for home Monday morning at 7:15 when he left for work and pulled in the driveway 12 hours later! We really had an enjoyable easy drive north from Reno through Alturas, Lakeview, LaPine, and Sisters. Great weather the whole trip, good roads except for the ruts from snow tires in Bend and from Truckee to Reno, great mileage (32+) for the first road trip in our Camry.

Laundry on Tuesday, a day with Alex on Wednesday, tried to drug myself out of a runny nose with NyQuil on Thursday and took off for the beach for the weekend on Friday with ten close friends.
Back home to more laundry - the never-ending story!

I got the name of a new-to-me author from a book store owner in Grants Pass - Arthur Upfield, who writes mysteries set in Australia. His detective is Napoleon Bonaparte, known as Boney. I found a couple at the library today.
    (By the way, Teri, that's why I was so interested in watching that movie Saturday night about Potatoes because you said it was about Australia but it wasn't - it was about Zulu's and farmers in Africa and I couldn't understand their English and that's why I went to bed - sorry)

I have a couple of purse orders, a couple of books, and a few new songs to learn so I'm planning to stay put for a little while! It's always good to go, but home's the best!

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to look that author up, also Nero Wolfe.
    I just have one thing to say about our beach weekend...I was just so saddened to hear about the funeral for the guy who wrote the Hokey Pokey.

    when they put his left foot in...and then it came out....

    grnds were telling me yesterday, the knock-knock about the interrupting cow, let's just say....I'm just glad it was cow-mooing that interrupted.
    Love your friend o mine. T