Today Clark and I and my brother Bob drove to Discovery Bay, about 18 miles West of Stockton, to celebrate my sister-in-law’s, Pat’s, 75th birthday which was Friday. (Erin was too sleepy to go, so she stayed home with Wheeler.) Pat is the widow of my brother, Tim. Pat has a house right on the delta with a party boat, ski boat, sail boat, a couple of row boats, and a raft, so there is plenty of activity for the kids and younger adults.
Brandon, Lisa, and Beck joined the celebration. They are shown here with Pat. There was a cotton candy machine, so Beck had some which he reluctantly gave me a piece of. When Beck saw me, he said that he had a Physics question for me. He had 2 identical looking small blocks and one floats and the other sinks in water and he wondered why. He said that his Dad said that one must be hollowed out, which seems like a possible answer.
Here are the old folks: Pat, Clark, Barb, Bob, Beate, and brother Jim.
The party was hosted by Pat’s daughter Kathy and husband Lloyd. They got up early yesterday morning to drive from Oakland to Half Moon Bay by 6:30 am to buy salmon and scallops from their favorite fish monger there. Lloyd is famous for his ribs which he slowly cooked on the barbecue for 3 hours. He served the grilled scallops as an appetizer. Then in addition to ribs and salmon for the meal, Pat’s son Tim made 10 pounds of potato salad using a modified version of Pat’s recipe, Kathy made cole slaw, daughter-in-law Bridget made a fruit salad, and there were 5 different kinds of homemade cookies. When we left, we took plastic containers of each.
It was a fun, beautiful day.