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Published: February 11th 2014
l-r: Charlie, Turner, Pat, Kerry, Linda, Nancy
Fri, 7 Feb, 2014
We left Lone Pine and drove south to Mojave, then west through Tehachapi to Bakersfield. In places the wind was so strong we could feel the gusts against the truck and the camper. Along Hwy 58 there were empty soda cans and tumbleweeds blowing uphill. Around Tehachapi the dark clouds made everything look brown and dirty. Once we got to see Pat and Turner in Bakersfield, everything was sunshine again. We had so much fun laughing and catching up over pizza and adult beverages. Later we watched Jay Leno’s final Tonight Show, which Pat had recorded, and cried along with him.
Saturday, 8 Feb
Nancy and Linda both arrived this morning and we had more laughs over bagels and scones and gallons of coffee. What fun to be with favorite cousins after being apart for a year or more. After grazing all morning, we started on an early dinner of taco salad fixin’s. Mmm, beef, chicken, guacamole, salsa, lots of green salad, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo; it was all scrumptious. So then we nibbled at that all afternoon. Nancy had to leave mid afternoon to get home before dark and we hated
to say goodbye. Linda stayed the night, so we got a real good visit with her.
Sunday, 9 Feb
After Pat and Turner got back from church we all went for brunch at the Village Grill. We had a pretty good wait for a table, then had to wait a while for our food, the place was that busy. Then it was back to the house for more laughter and talking. Linda had to leave to get back to her house and we ate some more of the taco salad goodies. Our dear Monica came and ate with us and we laughed and joked until our faces hurt. The rest of the evening was spent watching the Beatles’ 50th
anniversary of their appearance on Ed Sullivan’s show. I guess we all remembered seeing that show.
Mon, 10 February 2014
We tried to get out early so Pat wouldn’t be too late for work. We stopped at Walmart on our way and replenished food and paper goods before heading east. At Tehachapi the fog was very heavy before turning into rain. Once we crossed the mountains there, it cleared up.
Tonight we’re at Laughlin, NV, at
a casino campground. We’ve had a good cheap supper and lost some money, so now we’re ready to call it a night.
Thanks again Pat and Turner for your hospitality. You truly made us feel loved and welcome.
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