Sunday, January 26, 2014

California, Here I Come . . .



I'm up and readying for my quick jaunt to Sacramento, California this afternoon.  Marvin finished up all my  shelving projects for me yesterday.  Oh, by the way, yesterday morning we had a low of 24F.  By about noon, it was well up into the 60s.  And, the low this morning was about 44F.  Go figure!
California State Flag
I spent time last night and will again today - getting things back into cabinets, cupboards and wardrobe closets.  I'm labeling all the storage containers as I go so it won't be so difficult to find things when I need them.  Yesterday, I finally found the outdoor temperature gauge that records on a gauge over my dinette.  I had to locate it (in the LP gas compartment!) so I could replace the batteries.  In the meantime, as I've been searching for the darn thing for weeks, I bought another; so now I have two separate gauges monitoring the outside temp from two different locations on the rig exterior!!!  Maybe I'm practicing for a new career - weather-woman MP!
Lacy has two couples ready to take her!  She's a popular lady!  I'd asked my next-door neighbors a couple of days ago and they accepted.  Then, last evening at happy hour another couple, who've just lost their dog a few weeks ago, asked if they could keep her in their RV.  I'll have to get her keep figured out with the two couples.  It's nice that she's well-behaved and popular.
This is El Dorado Hills, about 15 miles East of Sacramento off I-50, where
I'll be staying with my daughter's family
My house (rented) is in Roseville about 7 miles East of Sacramento off I-80
I probably won't see the GG Bridge on this trip.  This photo was taken from the
Marin County side of the bridge

Eleanor will be staying here in the rig - she climbed in last July and hasn't been outside since!  She's a rescue kitty and knows a good home when she sees it!  So a neighbor will come in to feed her and do litter box duty.

Hope all have a nice relaxing / exciting Sunday!


29 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun, have a great time!

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    1. Hi Peter:
      Yes, I'm enjoying my family - at least part of it after getting the driver's license stuff out of the way this morning.

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  2. MP. Dan wonders if you are aware that the Elks Lodges have RV hook ups available to members at most Lodge locations? You do have join the Elks and that's about $150 per year and there is a slight charge per night but again besides the Elks Lodge benefits the RV part is nice. I guess the nightly charge is about $15. ANYWAY...have a good trip home.
    Brenda

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    1. Hi Brenda:
      Yes, I applied for the Elks before I left for Guatemala and missed the meeting when I was to be inducted. I guess if I ever stay home long enough, I'll apply again. There are lots of 'deals' out there. I now belong to about 5 different clubs, all having some overnight stay benefits. I got my driver's license renewed this morning and am enjoying my daughter's family for a couple of days. Then I'm heading back to Louisiana for my rough life of relaxing!!

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  4. Something is no longer working on your blog. It will not move ahead to the next entry. When I put today's date on google to enter that way, it will not stay on.
    Elaine in Canada

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    1. Hi Elaine:
      I'm not sure what's happening I'll see if I can find out anything. I, too, am having issues with my computer and I'm trying to get that figured out too.

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  5. I'm running behind with commenting on blogs. Have a safe trip and have fun Mary-Pat. It's nice to have someone you can trust to babysit Lacy and Elenor.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. HI Julia:
      Thanks for the bon voyage. I'm at my daughter's and enjoying the very active house and family!

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  6. Hello Mary Pat, I hadn't commented in a while but have been following your post. Brrr...what r you doing in cold country when you could be warm in AZ or Mexico? I am enjoying your travels, renovating your RV, and enjoying life. I started reading Of Petals and Wood listed on your site. What interest life Julia has. I can relate a little because I was raised in a large family six girls on the Navajo Indian Reservation. We raised sheep, goats, horses, planted, harvested, and went to boarding school. A couple of years ago, my youngest sister and niece went on a road trip to Maine and we could see Nova Scotia from the shores of Maine. We debated whether we should drive into Canada and into Nova Scotia but turned around instead. We had limited time off from work. New England is so different from the deserts of AZ and the high chaparral country where I was born (at home). My parents were illiterate and did not record my birthday so to this day I don't know my real birthday. I received my delayed birth certificate as an adult right before I retired from government civil service work. I'm into October 2010 of Julia's blog and see she worked on her memories hook rug since then and only finished it in 2014! I'd love to buy one of her hooked rugs but I think I'd like to design it with sheep, goats, hogan, yucca plants, corn, squash....think she'll do it? It will be my family heirloom to pass to daughter and on to grandkids. Hope you have a nice visit with family in Sacramento, CA and renew your license with a hitch!

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    1. Hi Rita:
      Wow, what an interesting history you have. I know birthdays weren't as important back in the day! We always celebrated my mom's birthday on May 8th and when she retired she found out that her legal birthday was May 19th - I'm assuming she was born on the 8th but it was recorded on the 19th!
      I'm hoping to get to eastern Canada (Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick) on this current adventure. I, too, love Julia's blog. And, that rug is fabulous - I would also love one to pass down - I've never even tried hooking. Have you seen some of Julia's daughter's beading? It's incredible too. When I got here to the central valley in CA, I asked myself the question, "Why am I traveling in southern US when it's beautiful here?" Oh, well. Live and learn.

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  7. Mom,
    The GG Bridge photo is actually taken from the SF (South) side. I can tell by the trees and the view of the Marin Headlands across the span...

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