Washington Trip

Before heading south for the winter we made a quick trip to Washington. First we traveled to Sequim Washington to visit Judy’s sister, Genaveve, and her family, Karl and Mara and of course Izzy the cat. As luck would have it we arrived on Karl’s birthday, the auspicious 65th birthday. We started the day at the Oak Table Restaurant for a huge breakfast. When we finished, Mara jumped up and bussed our table. You see she works there.

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Missouri

We have spent nearly the whole month of November in Missouri. We explored my ancestors in Seneca. We visited with our Alpine Coach Owners Association in Branson and took in two of the really big shows there. We traveled the length and breadth of the Missouri Ozarks staying at Corps of Engineers parks at Pomme de Terra lake and Lake of the Ozarks. We then toured the Missouri capital building in Jefferson City and rode a ten mile segment of the Katy trail. It follows the railbed of the MKT, the Missouri, Kentucky and Texas Railroad. For a swan song we traveled to the eastern edge of Missouri to St. Louis and we attended a performance of the Paul Taylor Dancers and watched Neil’s sister Julie perform. Paul Taylor and his Dance Company were performing the “world premier” of a new dance, “Beloved Renegade.” We had a wonderful day with Jerry and Janene, Julie and Niel’s parents. We visited the Transportation Museum and then attended the dance performance.

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The Matinee

Last year at this time I wrote about the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts, and Neil’s sister Julie and the Paul Taylor Dancers. This year we changed tactics and instead of doing the San Francisco night life, we took in the family matinee. Read More »

Family Times:

There has been a lot to write about this past week. We are still hanging out around Gilroy California. We have been helping Glen and Barb cope with some corrective surgery that Barb needed to get out of the way. Barb is on the mend now, but not without some anxious moments when Barb returned to the hospital for one more night of observation. Read More »