Once we left the restaurant Shawn got a head start and headed to his home in Citrus Heights. We were in no hurry so we drove down by our old house we sold about 8 years ago. It's hidden up a driveway but from the looks of it, the same buyer still owns it. We stopped by the hotel, but still too early to check in. We headed over to Bass Pro in Rocklin and outside Ken saw a couple of guys he used to work with. Jason and Mike had been inside to get a fishing license, now they were looking at boats. We visited with them for a bit before taking a walk around the store. Nothing jumped out at us so we left empty handed. By then it was time to check in.
The rest of the afternoon was just being lazy at the hotel until about 1840 Eric, Christina and Mason picked us up to head for Old Town Pizza and the going away party for grandson, Jacob. Thanks for the pick up and drop off Eric!
|Jacob and his cousin Owen in his Navy sweatshirt..he|
made a cute picture for Jacob too! Jacob we are so
PROUD of YOU!!
|Lots of food and people!|
|Owen and Mason|
What a busy place the pizza parlor was along with the whole old town of Roseville, CA. Glad we weren't ordering pizza and eating in, as there was a long line of people waiting. Lori had reserved one of the back rooms for the party. Lots of people there to wish Jacob well in his new adventure with the Navy!
|Allissa's dad and his girlfriend|
|Lot's of good pizza!|
|Uncle Mike, Jacob and Natalie|
We had a great time visiting with people we haven't seen in a long time as well as meeting new people. About 2040 it was winding down and we said good night to everyone. Eric dropped us back at the motel and then after a glass of wine and a beer we headed for bed.
|Jacob and Diane|
|Dusty, Jacob, Jesse and Owen|
|My sister Linda and Jacob|
|Jenn, Jacob and Samantha|
|Jenn, Jacob and Dave|
|Jacob, Lori, Dylan's mom and Dylan.|
Jacob and Dylan have been friends since they
|Derek, Jacob and Dylan|
|Little Jordyn, Heather, Jacob and Antoine|
|Uncle Raul, Jacob, Aunt Debbie|
|Mason, Eric, Jacob and Christina..thinking that was Seth|
on the phone as he got to be a part of the party
|Allissa's mom, stepdad, Allissa and Jacob|
|Seth through face time got to be there!|
|Jacob and Grandpa Bobby|
|Jacob and Steve|
|Jacob and this little cutie (Dylan's sister)|
Saturday morning I had coffee ready to go at 0630 so we leisurely got ourselves going. We decided we'd stop at Verdi on the way home for lunch as we both didn't want anything this morning.
All was looking good and then the weather changed to snow. Didn't affect us as the Patriot is 4 wd. Traffic really slow so it took us longer than it should've, but no worries we weren't in a hurry.
We had a lovely lunch and then headed home. We got here around 1430. Put stuff away, got a fire going and now it's time to enjoy the rest of the day. :)
Thursday morning Ken and Shawn met our neighbor Joe for breakfast at Dini's in town. That gave me time to clean and get ready to go when they got back. We thought we'd take Shawn to the ordnance museum in Hawthorne, about an hour away. He really liked it and I have to admit it's a pretty cool museum in a little town and free admission. We spent some time there and close to 1300 we headed over to El Capitan Casino and had a yummy lunch. Rather than come back the same way Ken brought up going on a drive we were on a few months ago that comes near the ghost town of Aurora, NV.
|Hawthorne Ordnance Museum|
|This was a different Eagle, Globe and Anchor the middle is|
made of tissue paper..
|I love this Navy Dinnerware!|
It was a beautiful drive and we even hit some snow. Made the desert even more pretty. It took longer than an hour, but really what did we have to do. Once we got home we just stayed inside with a fire going. Ken wanted to have a fire outside, but it was just too cold and the wind was up.
|You can see the road down below where we're headed...|
It was nice of Shawn to visit and hopefully he'll come back when it's nicer weather in the Spring.
So we're here until Monday morning when we'll head back over to Sacramento. We've got reservations at the airport Super8. Tuesday morning we'll head to MEPS to watch Jacob get sworn into the Navy! We'll head back home after that. Wouldn't miss his swearing in for anything! I'll have tissues with me for sure, some for his mom and sweetie too! 💖💗
Time for a quiet Happy Hour just Ken and me tonight. Have a great evening! :)