Erin, Clark, and I went for lunch today at Bella Bru in Carmichael where we sat outside in delightful 85 degree weather. The restaurant is close to our former houses, so afterwards we showed Clark where we lived for 14 years on Hamlet Place and pointed out Barnards’, Millers, and Emanuels’ houses. The landscaping in the area is so lush. The subdivision where we lived on Hamlet Place was built in 1965, so I guess the trees have had 47 years to grow … seems impossible.
Then we drove by our next house where we lived for 10 years on Barnett Circle. They have removed the jungle of palm trees and the junipers and gravel parking area and replaced it all with lawn all the way to the sidewalk. It really looks lush. Erin fondly remembered the 50 foot swimming pool.
We went to Whole Foods which is about 10 years old replacing our old Lucky supermarket and hardware store. Erin needed half and half and picked out a gallon of fresh apple juice.
Tonight she watched the debate and afterwards Colleen came over. Colleen had given her a belated birthday present .. a mini-iPod, which Erin really loves.