Sunday, December 29, 2013

Two Post Sunday - Reconnecting in Old Sacramento!

Jesus and Js (fill in the family name). We have been looking forward to this day.  Arielle had dear friends in Misawa (we all did).  One of those dear friends has grandparents who live in Stockton. They flew from AL to visit over Christmas and we planned to converge on Old Sacramento this afternoon.

We were all looking forward to exploring a new area. Our immediate family (6 of us) were excited to reconnect with dear friends....maybe Arielle was a little bit more excited than the rest of us....maybe. It would be hard to say - I was dearly anticipating a hug from Becky. 

We divided into groups. I am glad each group had a camera.  Us "Old fogeys" migrated to a spot to sit and chat.....These girls chose the candy barrels as the spot to reconnect...yes, 2 pieces only girls.

Emily, Arielle and Deborah

Becky, Steve & Michael 

Becky and Me

Emily and Arielle


  Krista suggested we get Stacia a balloon creature. She chose a purple and pink princess hat. When the gentleman found out we were Air Force he started adding to the hat....

She was certainly easy to spot in the crowd

 I really want to come back to Old Sacramento and many places to wander. Several museums to visit.

We never made it to the river. I was glad BreAnne got these photos. 


We met back at the train museum at 4:30 p.m. It was hard to end the day so we visited until dusk.

The kids think this hat may be the ticket to get into People of Walmart.

 I couldn't help but remember past adventures with was fun to stroll in the sun, vs the relax and not have any stress over retreat worship or retreat was just an "ah" moment.....the hug, the reconnecting, the catching up - all a big "Ah!"   I am deeply grateful for Becky's parents and our older kids' willingness to share a day of "family time" to allow us this very special afternoon to take place.

We CA Gherkins needed this "Ah."  It is more than enough.

 Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Two Post Sunday - Static Display

This will be a "two post Sunday." We were all up, showered and ready to hit the road at 0900. That's quite a feat with eight people sharing one bathroom. ::grin::  I offered our bathroom but some are "freaked" out by the glass and mirrors in our bathroom. 

This was one of my favorite glimpses of the day. When we have the other four with us, we'll need a second pew. LOL 

It was fun to be at chapel - and I'm still contemplating this babe in the manager with pages of names.

BUT before Chapel - on the drive in - Michael pointed out the Static display with the SR 71 and drone. As we drove into the parking lot he said, "You have time to take them for some pictures if you'd like." boring would that be? It's a static display. We've seen hundreds.  But then again - do they want to sit in the chapel for an hour?

 So we asked...."Would you like to get some photos by the display?"

 Um - yes. In fact Izaak and Dakota were INTERESTED in the SR 71 and knew lots of fun facts. Score one for Pepaw!  I forget Air Force bases and such have become common place to us - but aren't to our visitors. Maybe we can get a tour lined up for a future trip.

We headed across the street to check out this baby too. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...