Colleen Max (14) Deke
Erin Sam (13)
After a 2 1/4 hour dinner at Roxy, Colleen & Deke and the boys were headed to a Drive-In movie.
Clark, Erin, and I headed home, so that the elders could take a quick nap.
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Colleen, Deke, and his sons Max 14 and Sam 13, arrived in Sacramento last night. They are staying at the Embassy Suites for a couple of nights before they head for Camp Sacramento where Wheeler is working for the summer.
Tonight we are having dinner at Roxy, a favorite of Deke’s.
Erin is sporting some new reading glasses which she bought at Save Mart.
Erin’s handicap parking placard expires next week. She didn’t get a new one in the mail, probably because of her address change. So, this afternoon we went to DMV (California Dept. of Motor Vehicles) to get the placard renewed and her address changed.
I guess because Erin was in a wheelchair we were in and out of there in 15 minutes!
Afterwards, she wanted to go to her favorite Tower Cafe. a few miles away, to eat. It was only 4 pm, so they weren’t serving dinner yet. But, we had soup, dessert, and soft drinks. Their Russian tea cakes are a weakness of mine!
The first item on Tommy’s wish list was a Fisher-Price Imaginext Bat Bot. Steve said that was all that Tommy talked about. Tommy went into great detail telling me all about it. It is amazing the facts that a 6 year old knows.
Paco helped me order it and it was on their front porch today when Steve and Paco got home from Paco’s baseball tournament. Click on the link below to se a Bat Bot in action. Barbara
Tommy said he had a lot of fun running through the airport. (Click on the white arrow.)
Steve came to get the boys about 11 am this morning for their flight home to Traverse City, MI, changing planes at O’Hare airport in Chicago. The plane from Sacramento was delayed for an hour because it was coming from Florida where there had been weather problems. So, Steve had time for a leisurely cup of coffee with us. Fortunately, the plane made up some time, so they made the connection to their flight to Traverse City with a few minutes to spare.
Tommy was fussy when he left here, not wanting to stop playing and get going. Steve said Tommy slept the whole 4 hours of the Sacramento – Chicago leg of the trip. But he was ready to sprint with Paco once the plane landed.
The house is a little quiet tonight!
Tommy was telling me tonight that his mother is a better swimmer than his father. He said that his mother can do backstroke using only one arm, but that his father has to use 2 arms!
Tonight we went to Brandon and Lisa’s for hamburgers and hot dogs. Tommy had a good time playing with Lisa’s nephew who is 2 months younger than Tommy. Paco sat with the adults, laughing and actively participating in the conversation.