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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!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Father's day at Sand Mountain, Family visits! A surprise purchase. :) A great week!

 We had a great Father's Day weekend at Sand Mountain. Took the Can AM out for a bit, watched the crowd go up and down the mountain, just what we wanted. All the boys called Ken on Sunday. Got messages from some of the girls in our lives too! πŸ’—

Four special guys in my life...Ken, Eric, Mason and Koa πŸ’™

Monday, after getting ready we headed home. Nice that it's only about an hour and half from us. While we were driving Ken looked out the side view mirror and noticed that something was flapping in the wind. Oh oh. Once we got to Yerington he pulled over and found some of the siding on Nellie had tore off, not good! She is a 1989, runs like a top but this could be expensive if it's even fixable. So she may be parked as a guest room now. We only paid $1500.00 for her, so can't justify a lot of expense. We shall see. 

Champagne Sunday at Sand Mountain..my glass says it all!

Tuesday I told Ken we needed to go grocery shopping as Mason and his friend Koa were coming on Wednesday for a few days.  Eric was off too, so he was coming on Thursday bringing his Can Am.  

We left a sizable donation at Walmart and while driving home we stopped at Carson Trailers. Looked at a 16x7 cargo trailer and decided to buy it. It'll be white with two windows and a screen door. Made by Wells Cargo and very nicely done! We went with the 16x6 1/2 foot height. Hoping for it to be built in about 6 weeks! This definitely will help with the move we hope to be doing soon for one of our sons and then in a few years another! 😁 In between we hope to do a little work to it and be able to use it for the Can Am fun πŸ˜€

An example of ours, only white

Around 1400 on Wednesday Mason and Koa arrived and then they went out on the Can Am and later on the atvs. Dinner was hot links, potato salad and macaroni salad. Delicious and easy. LOL.

Eric brought Ken his Father Day gifts..just perfect! Thank
you Eric and Christina! 

Eric got here Thursday afternoon and we enjoyed visiting. The boys took that side by side out for awhile. Enchiladas and cole slaw for dinner. We visited with John and Karen at their house later. 

Friday we all went out for a ride to some of the back country. We actually found a concrete building we've never seen before so that was great. It's so beautiful back there and so many roads to be taken.  Cheese burgers and tater tots for dinner. A nice fire and conversation on the back patio.

Mason, Koa and Ken..you can't tell but of course they're 
standing near an edge! 

Would love to know the story of this concrete building in the
middle of nowhere, NV! 

My sandwich board out at Sand Mountain

Saturday Ken and Eric went out in his side x side for a ride before Eric had to head home. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast along with eggs. 😊 I mentioned it to Eric the night before and the boys said that's what they were going to ask me to make, so worked out well.  Eric left nearing noon. 

Eric  let Ken drive his hot rod Can AM!

Ken and I went for a ride with the boys to "observation point". Not my favorite ride, don't like edges LOL. 

Got a nice surprise when Adam said he was coming on his way home from the Grand Tetons. Really special having all these boys together. 😍

Saturday night Karen barbecued ribs for all of us. Macaroni and cheese and I brought a caesar salad. All tasted yummy! 

Sunday morning was chocolate chip pancakes done on the outside griddle, with bacon. The boys rode off and on through out the day. Makes it nice having BLM at the end of our road. 

3 of my guys..Adam, Mason and Ken πŸ’™

Mason and Koa getting ready to go for the last ride, before 
Eric had to load her up! 

Ken barbecued pork chops and I made veggies on the griddle along with mashed potatoes. :) 

Monday morning was sausage and egg mc muffins on the outside griddle (HOW I LOVE THAT THING).  The boys came out with me and it was just a nice morning before everyone left for home. 

Once they left Ken and I headed for Carson City to drop off the deposit for the new trailer.  Then on to Total Wine and Linner. A good day. 

Breakfast started on the outdoor griddle..so much better 
than cooking this and more inside! 

Love that we had 5 days with Mason and Koa. A great few days with Eric and Adam. We really enjoy  having family visit when they can! Ken's sister Diane and our nephew Jesse will be here Sunday evening and then later in the month Lori, Russell and friends will be visiting for Russell's 45th birthday!πŸ’™ 

Sure hope these darn mosquitos are gone by them. They are making our lives miserable! We've never had such a problem in the ten + years we've lived here! 

Just a couple of pictures from Adam's trip to Grand Tetons.

Adam on the right working the El Dorado County Fair πŸ’–

Here are the boys getting ready to say Good Bye 

Ken just got home from helping John with something, so it's time for Happy Hour! Have a great evening! 🍷🍺

Friday, June 16, 2023

Sand Mountain Bound! Quick trip to Antelope and just looking :)

 Hello! Just a quick catch up as we've got places to go! LOL. Tomorrow morning we'll head for Sand Mountain NV to do some CanAm riding and people watching! 😊 Actually it's a good excuse to get Ken away from the work around here and have a little fun, bonus, I get to have fun too! 😊

It's just a short trip and we'll be back on Monday. Sand Mountain is only about an hour and a half from here. Being Father's Day weekend, there should be quite the crowd there. 

Russell called Wednesday night and asked if they could borrow our Jeep Patriot for a while. Aaron got T Boned out in Roseville and heard this morning they totaled his car. 😞 It was a really nice Kia. This morning a little after 0600 Ken headed out in the Tundra and I followed in the Patriot. A quick one day turnaround to drop off the car. We got home around 1500. 

Aaron's Senior Trip to Disneyland
and that's not Kenna, even though
at first sight we thought it was..

What a great group of kids! 

Ken finished his part of getting the motorhome ready (Nellie) and I finished up my part. WE're ready to roll in the am. 

Yesterday Ken had a lung test so we were in Carson City. Once the test was done (he did well) we decided to stop by Custom Trucks and take a look at a pop up camper. We thought it'd be nice for when we're pulling our car hauler full of stuff. More to the story, but not sharing yet. 

Well, they sure aren't like they used to be, small and compact. Nope, pretty darn elegant inside and the price reflects that! More than we paid for the mansion. It was fun looking, but we both agreed we'd never get our $$'s worth. On to another plan! 

This unit had a small bathroom with a shower, which is the 
unit I would have wanted, but not for near $30,000! 😱

Have a great night, it's Happy Hour time! 🍺🍸

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2 Graduations and 2 Grad parties! Fun times in California!

 Wednesday night we stayed in Carson City after Ken's lung appointment. Figured why go home just to come back the same way in the morning.  

Thursday morning we headed out for Antelope CA to attend our grandson Aaron's high school graduation from Woodcreek High School. We all left Russell's house about 1700 so we could stand in line until 1800 when the gates opened. Turns out there were 541 graduates with each graduate getting 10 tickets. 4 tickets for the field and 6 for the bleachers. Probably ended up nearing 5000 people! 

The proud parents and their graduate πŸ’™
Russell, Lori and Aaron 

After graduation we went back to Russell's house where we were staying for the weekend. A little celebratory drinks were shared and then off to bed. Russell had to work on Friday. 

Friday we met Lori and friends, Dee and Katie who were in town visiting from Florida. We met at Buck in Sadies in Roseville for a few drinks and conversation and a great lunch. 

Lori, Katie, Dee and Ken πŸ’—
I was there obviously, but every picture I have 
closed eyes...so nope!

Once that was done we found our way up the hill to Eric and Christina's before heading to Golden Sierra High School for Mason's graduation. What a difference from the night before. Golden Sierra graduated 62! No tickets needed for that one LOL. Nice ceremony as well. Once it was over we headed back down the hill as it was getting pretty dark. We knew we'd be seeing more of that branch of the Kay family on Saturday. 😊

The proud parents and their graduateπŸ’™
Eric, Christina and Mason

Friday night we enjoyed being on the patio with more friends until almost 0100. A good time, probably too good of time was had by all! 

Saturday we headed back up to Eric's for Mason's grad party. Lots of family attended. Good food, great people! What more could you want?! πŸ’™

Our oldest son Bryan with Allissa, Jacob's sweetie πŸ’™
He completed her outfit with his hat πŸ˜€

Twins in overalls! 

My sister Linda and her granddaughter CassidyπŸ’™

Saturday night continued at Russell's.  

Sunday morning we had another party to attend where we saw a lot of the same people we saw Saturday with a few others we hadn't seen in a long time. 😊 This party was held at Old Town Pizza in Roseville, Ca. Again, great food and great people πŸ’™ Once the party was over some of us moved from the party room to the restaurant area where we got a table to finish our drinks.  Then it was decided some were heading to Russell's for a not late night as he and Lori and most of the others had to work on Monday. Well, another late night LOL. 
Jennifer and Dave, who we haven't seen in years. Gabby 
and Ken and her hubby George on the other side. 

Aaron and his sweetie Kenna πŸ’–

Melissa, John, Russell, Andrea, Natalie (another grad this year)
Mason, Christina, Lori and Allissa

Diane, Jesse, Eric Bobby, Dusty and Owen 

My sister Linda with our son, Eric
Guess I missed a pic of my other sister Wendy..

Monday, after saying good bye to Russell as he left for work I made and left a few breakfast sandwiches for Aaron when he woke up it was time for us to head home. 

We stopped in Auburn at our go to place Edelweiss Restaurant and had a late breakfast. We got home around 1500 or so. 

It was a wonderful 4 nights and we are so blessed and happy we got to see all 5 of our grandsons graduate high school over the years. Now on to their futures which I'm sure will be great. Proud grandparents here! πŸ’™πŸ’™

Time to sign off, we've got a thunder and lightening storm starting to happen! Rain to follow I'm sure! 😊 Have a wonderful evening.