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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Steve and Candy visit, A slow drive over the mountain, visiting kids, Foothills Hotel Auburn, CA..


Bryan and Cheryl went by to see Grandma (Ken's mom) this 

It's Friday and we're at the Foothills Motel in Auburn, CA.  Really cute 50's motel that is in the process of being remodeled. We didn't make reservations until we got over the mountain, in case we didn't.  

Doug, this one's for you! πŸ’™

We had company for Tuesday night. Steve and Candy came, we visited and had a nice dinner. John and Karen came to spend some time too! It was a good night! Too short of a visit, but hopefully in the spring or summer they can come back to do some riding. Wednesday they  headed for Steve's  mom and dad's winter place outside of Yuma. 

Steve and Candy getting ready to head to AZ! πŸ’™

Bye you two! Come again! 

I woke up at 0400 this morning to do a little upkeep, then got Ken up at 0430. Power went out at 0500 from an accident so a lot of flashlights were used. We were leaving so didn't want to set out the generator. We left, went to town and discovered we forgot medications and vitamins.  Headed back home to get them. So we were on the road about 0900.  

Beautiful drive going Highway 88 to 89 to 50. Snow, snow, snow! A beautiful drive over the mountain. 4 wheel drive and slow, but gorgeous! A perfect winter wonderland. πŸ˜€

Such a beautiful drive! 

There were alot of people going both ways who just "had to"
make the trip...LOL..

Christmas Valley 

Highway 89..

Highway 88..

We got to Bryan's house about 1330 or so. Visited with him, Cheryl, Adam and Erin for a bit.  Bryan mad me a delicious white russian drink. Haven't had one in forever but it was yummy!  Left their gifts there before we left. 

We left there and headed for Eric's house, so visited and dropped off their gifts.  We're planning on seeing them all before we head to my sister's house tomorrow. We like to see what Santa brought them. πŸ˜€

After that visit we headed for Auburn and the Foothills Motel, where we are now. Thinking this will be our "go to" when we're in town. Very nice! 

                                                                           This morning's sunrise 
Yep, we've got wind! 

We told John and Karen we were looking for a coat rack..They made us one for our
Christmas gift! It's amazing! Railroad spikes, old barn wood and metal! Can't wait to see it up on the wall!!

Karen found this piece of metal, had John shape it into a heart πŸ’—

The top which is also a shelf..I'm so in love with this gift! πŸ’™

             A few of Christmas's past that I stole from my sister's posting LOL. 

Ken, me, Linda, Wendy, our friend Vivian

Me, Ken's gift Doggie and my sister Linda 

Linda and her baby doll

Santa came! 

Merry Christmas everyone! πŸ’–πŸ’–


  1. LOVE that coat rack. AND the beautiful pictures of snowy trees. It's gorgeous, I just don't like driving in it unless I have a ton of something in the back of my truck. Looks like a great Christmas to me!!

  2. The coat rack is beautiful, love the heart. Those pictures of the snow covered trees are beautiful. Glad you made it over safely.
    Great pictures of Christmas's Past. Hugs

  3. Thank you so much for the picture. Just had to send it to Dolly. You guys are brave or crazy to drive those snowy roads. Loved the pictures of a past Christmas.

    1. Thank you Doug! Fun to look back at past Christmas memories..sure doesn't seem that long ago does it!?