We have had a wonderful Christmas. We went to Davis to be with my nephew Tres and his family. Our son Erik joined us. Tres' father and mother, my little brother and his wife, flew in from Kentucky for a week. Last night they came home with us to spend a couple of days. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were so much fun. We have eaten good food, drunk excellent wines, had a Bourbon Ball taste off, laughed, cried over childhood memories, and had an incredible good time with three little children.
This post will be long, it will have lots of pictures, it is written to share my good fortune of a family Christmas.
We began our trip on Friday afternoon. There was a fog warning on the Benica Bridge. You couldn't see the hood ornament on the car. Then we had higher fog and stop and go traffic. We drove for 20 minutes and went 2 miles. Finally that broke up and we took off. We are at the speed limit. And I see on the ramp beside us a Highway Patrol car flying by us and then he begins that zigzag traffic control thingy. We are the first in line behind him, and our speed drops to 25. I am expecting a horrible wreck or a white out fog bank. We go several miles and the Highway Patrol car suddenly flies off an exit. No reason for the traffic break, so we all crank it back up to 70. Finally we make it to Davis. And we are hours behind the party. Wine is flowing, taste treats are out, and laughter ensues. We caught up quickly.
Below are some pictures of the two days. As usual I have edited them down from 65+ to a fairly reasonable amount. Well sort of reasonable.
Tres and his father having a timed Spoons hanging from your Nose contest. Hank won. Tres says cheating was involved.
things that a Iron Woman athlete needs.
Tres with Ava, and Marty's hands.
We have had such a good time with little children and Christmas. The visit continues.
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year.