Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catching up on our summer

It has been a long time since we posted a blog; actually since we started home from Kansas City late in June.  We were in a hurry to get home to be at Jennifer's Fireworks Shows. We were able to help a little at the Wild Water July 3rd and 4th shows. I even got to wire some of the shots, and our daughter-in-law, Olivia, started to learn the choreographing of the show... cool.  Son, Jason, worked the show as did Tom. I guess you could say this was a family affair.
After the 4th of July Jennifer did a Grizzles Game Fireworks Show and we helped a little there too.
The month of July was pretty much filled with computer repairs... it is amazing how much can go wrong with friends' and family computers while we are on the road.   I really love working on computers when we are home. The other project that I am starting is the Roosevelt HS Fabulous 50th Reunion Booklet that I am producing. I think I have everyone's story and picture ready to add to the book. It is now just a matter of putting it all together and printing when we return from this trip.  Tom has been real busy in the shop working on the last of Jennifer's kitchen cabinets and a rat condo for Julie's rat and mice.
It has been real nice having Jason's family back in Fresno. The pool has been well used this summer with the family dinners and swimming parties almost every day.
Ryan, 2,  now jumps off the diving board and Logan, 8, swims like a fish. It has been so much fun to have all the grand kids over almost every day.
We are starting our August trip at Pismo Beach for the Westerfield Family Reunion. This year we had 48 family members from as far away as Longview, WA, southern California, Bakersfield, and Fresno.
We had our annual oyster bar-b-que with 14 dozen eaten by the very brave.
There were oysters, chicken, steaks, shrimp, salads, and lots of camaraderie.  It is great keeping in touch with 4 generations of cousins. This is a yearly event though not everyone can make it each year. This was our biggest reunion yet. It all started when 2 brothers married 2 sisters, one family in Bakersfield - one family in Fresno vacationed each August in cool Pismo Beach.
We walk on the beach, walk to the end of the pier, and fly kites. We stayed at the Oceano Elks before driving up Hwy-101, over Hwy-46, and north on I-5. We stayed overnight at Cal-Expo RV park, a very nice park, and then drove to Yreka.  We ate at Black Bear Diner last night and when leaving noticed a flyer saying the Sons of the San Joaquin would be appearing at the Siskiyou County Fair tonight.  We added one day to our stay in Yreka and visited the fair. We checked out the floriculture department as we will be setting up the new 'Green House' building at the Big Fresno Fair just after Labor Day.

We enjoyed The Sons this evening a treat for our 48th Anniversary.
That's about all for now. We head to our Golden Spike Rally in Portland, OR, tomorrow. We will be on the road for the next couple of days.
Thanks for checking in on us. We hope to get caching on the road again soon.