June is almost gone with July just a day away! I thought I'd do a Five-On-Friday of things I saw in June to close out this month.
I'm joining Willy Nilly Friday at Around Roanoke and the F.A.S.T. blog for Five-On-Friday. I hope you'll stop by too.
1. CarPie Diem - Seize The Pie!
In May, I flew to California to spend a couple of weeks with my mom to help pack up her house for her move to a house on my brother's property. It's something she decided to do, as she's getting older, and she'll have lots of people around in her new home.
Mom and I visited the Black Bear Cafe in town a couple of times when we needed a break from packing. The Black Bear had a great selection of pies, which are made in small individual sizes.
I got a kick out of the sign near their cash register...Seize The Pie indeed!
2. Snow In The Sierras - Heat In The Desert.
Wild Bill drove all the way out from Texas, all alone, to pick me up in my home town, Sonoma, a little north of San Francisco.
We made our return ride into a road trip, driving over the Sierras, past Donner Lake, and into the Lake Tahoe area.
This was mid-June and the snow was still deep on the mountain tops!
After we passed the Tahoe area, we turned south and headed down the east side of the Sierras. Oh My...this was some beautiful country scenery!
3. A Faux Pas Along The Way.
After 2 days in the snow and desert, we stopped in Albuquerque for a quick family visit. The hotel parking lot was on quite a slope, and our suitcases were in the back of the truck.
I was rolling my suitcase at the front of the truck when I heard Wild Bill yelling some unmentionable words...$@&*%! ...S.O.B! &@*!
I turned to see his wheeled suitcase (the 4 wheels it has stand straight up and stay that way) with his backpack full of electronics attached on top...rolling down the hill with Wild Bill in hot pursuit, chasing it toward the busy street!
I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard! Of course I had to take a picture. It didn't matter that he was so grumpy...I knew he'd get over it!
4. Family Time.
Here's youngest daughter, her daughter Lily, and me in the backseat of our pick-up. With his mood improved, Wild Bill (AKA Grampy when the grandkids are around) was chauffeuring us in the "Driving Miss Daisy" style as Lily had requested.
We were doing a "Lily's Day Out" while her dad was at work and little brother was at school. We three girls got our nails done while Wild Bill went to the (much needed) car wash.
Lily's nails might look mild here, but they were actually sparkly!
Here's little brother Henry at dinner, sitting by Grampy. Wild Bill is always the "fun one" when the grandkids are around and he doesn't have suitcases to chase!
I didn't get a picture of our daughter's family all together, but a few days later she text one of their trip to an Isotope's game.
5. Home Again, Home Again...At Last!
We arrived home to find our pots of flowers, and Wild Bill's beloved fig tree, had been well taken care of by our fabulous across-the-street-neighbor Melanie!
There's nothing like having neighbors you can count on when something unexpected comes up. A special thanks to Melanie who is just one of those special people!
It's fun to go visit and help out when needed, but at the end of it all, it always feels good to be home.
Thanks for dropping by!