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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jacob's going away party..Hawthorne Ordnance Museum..

Shawn, Ken and I left here yesterday morning to head for Sacramento.  We got to Verdi near the CA /NV border and stopped at the restaurant there for a yummy breakfast.  That would hold us all day!  

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
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
were 5 

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! :) 


  1. Congrats to all of you! Looks like a wonderful party with lots of love all around.
    I enjoyed the museum right along with you. Thanks for sharing! Tissue is always a good thing to carry, I'd take a box.

    1. That certainly is a true statement Deb Thank you...lots of love everywhere :) I probably will take a box haha.

  2. Great send off for Jacob. I'm sure the swearing in Will be grand Navy tradition. Congratulations!

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  4. Looked like the entire family was there to wish Jacob a bright future in the Navy.
    Also nice spending some quality time with Shawn.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the swearing in.

    It's about time.

    1. It was a great turnout for Jacob we thoroughly enjoyed for sure! I'm thinking Shawn will come back out when the weather's warmer. This time of year is cold brrr..but you know all about that!!

  5. What a wonderful gathering for Jacob's sendoff. You'll have all those pics of his beautiful smile to look at when he's away.
    Your last picture is very pretty!

    1. Thank you Patsy! Yes I love those pics of him the last couple of day :) More to come I'm sure..That area of Nevada is just so pretty!